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Old 08-07-2014, 05:11 PM   #1
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Sounds like chains dragging the ground!

My '98 Sahara on 35/12.50s sounds like there's chains dragging the ground when off the gas or slightly on the gas, stops when I accelerate or push in the clutch but immediately returns after shifting up or down! Hoping it's my rear brake squealers but I've never heard this before, anybody have a little insight?┐?┐

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Old 08-07-2014, 06:32 PM   #2
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Hope it is not loose transfer case dragging on aluminum case

An a TJ without manual hubs the chain always spins and if loose can drag and a steel chain vs an aluminum case we know part will suffer and it ain't the replaceable steel chain

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Old 08-07-2014, 10:46 PM   #3
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Don't think it's the transfer case, pretty sure it would do it all the time, sometimes it doesn't do it at all. It did take off over the hill on it's own and I just got it back on the road and had to put a new slip yoke in because when it hit the creek bed the ass end came off the ground and the rear suspension got too much travel and the yoke came out all but a couple inches and the pressure broke the yoke. Everything else seemed fine though. Don't even ask why there's still a yoke on my Jeep. The dumb ass who had it before me took the cheap route, the SYE is my next move
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Does it sound more like a glass jar with marbles swirling around? If so, mine does too.
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Old 08-08-2014, 06:12 PM   #5
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have you checked rear diff maybe loosing a bearing or spider gears may want to drain and inspect just to be safe kinda of cheap insurance for just the cost of oil and sealer
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Are you getting any vibration? If so could be the front driveshaft u joint.
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Old 08-09-2014, 02:15 AM   #7
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Are you getting any vibration? If so could be the front driveshaft u joint.
To confirm/test this, take your front driveshaft off and drive it around and see if the sound persists. Although bad u joints tend to rattle or squeal. I also doubt it would be the front because when the gas is applied in 2wd the front driveshaft doesnt do anything.

My first guess would be your throwout bearing. Second guess would be differential. Third would be maybe your clutch isn't disengaging all the way or sticking a bit.
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Old 08-09-2014, 09:58 AM   #8
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It's definitely coming from the rear, sometimes when I drive it it won't do it at all. I'm now getting a pop occasionally when I shift up after letting out on the clutch. I know I need to change the rear brakes so I'll probably do that today and see if anything changes. Clutch feels the same as it has and I would think the rear gears would keep making the noise after it starts. In determined to find the cause, I'll fill ya in with what I find
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Old 08-14-2014, 05:04 PM   #9
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I had a similar problem with my '95. When I cracked the diff cover I found that the spider gears were all broken up. Also my fluid was really low so you should probably check that.

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