|12-21-2012 01:59 PM|
This has to be the most successful thread ever.
|12-21-2012 12:20 PM|
|12-21-2012 11:38 AM|
Thanks for the feedback. With your comments, and some research I believe I've learned a couple of basics:
- don't operate in 4 wheel drive mode on dry, or wet asphalt
- turning while in 4 wheel drive mode can cause wheel hop and drivetrain binding (bad!) while on asphalt. The driving surface should allow for some wheel skid/slip to avoid binding and hop. This is normal.
- 4 wheel and all-wheel drive systems are very different.
|12-19-2012 09:48 PM|
|GoldenSahara00||Don't run your 4wd and turn on wet asphalt. There is some give in the tcase but not much. I'm not sure we are understanding your description and that is causing some issues.|
|12-19-2012 09:43 PM|
|Jack Straw||When I think of torque steer, I think of front wheel drive vehicles at wide open throttle. It only really happens on dry pavement. Are you sure you are not just spinning a front wheel, and getting a bit of understeer? Your front end has an open differential, and your rear may too (don't know about the new Jeep option packages), so like the fellow above me said it's different from AWD.|
|12-19-2012 06:09 PM|
If it's a jerking sensation while turning in 4x4 then you are on too firm of a surface for 4x4. There must be some slip in the terrain for 4x4 for to operate normally. "In the rain" is not sufficient condition for 4x4.
All wheel drive and 4 wheel drive are two different animals altogether.
|12-19-2012 05:12 PM|
By slack I mean perceptible, free rotation of the wheels without feeling restrained by the drive train. My guess is this is transfer case slack. Wondering if it is normal.
I've been doing a little research and I believe I'm experiencing a little wheel hop (normal) when turning on irregular surfaces (some snow, some asphalt).
Sound right to you?
|12-19-2012 05:08 PM|
|Random Skid||Snow covered roads. Heavy, wet stuff, with some limited exposure to wet asphalt.|
|12-19-2012 04:21 PM|
What do you mean slack in the front end?
You're not using 4wd on dry pavement or in the rain are you?
|12-19-2012 03:25 PM|
Front-end drivetrain slack normal in new Jeep?
I'm a new Jeep Wrangler owner and a 4X4 newb to boot.
Liking the new Wrangler Unlimited a lot. Took delivery in October.
The weather here just recently started turning wintery and I took occasion to engage 4WD high.
I immediately noticed slack at the front axle, and torque steer. The slack is prevalent when I let off the throttle, particularly while turning.
I've driven all-wheel drive vehicles before and did not experience this sort of drivetrain slop.
Is this normal for the Jeep 4WD system, or should I have the dealer take a look see?