||03-16-2007 02:02 AM
Two problems with my 1987 wrangler. HELP PLEASE!
I have a 1987 Jeep Wrangler with 4.2 and a Peugot BA/10 5-speed transmission. I don't have much more on it, shackle lift and 31x10.50x15 FG All-terrains. The first problem is that when I put it in 4wd hi or low and move much at all it will thump or shutter every ten feet or so, but I'm not sure if it is really all that consistent. The last time I did any wheeling before this problem I was in an area that I had been through a few times before. It is near the Rio Grande and had some deep sand that had never given me problems before, but this time I had more weight(another person and full tank of gas) and it had rained recently. Anyways for some reason or another I got bogged down and it started to dig in. I put it in low, and started to keep going forward, but lost traction. So I started going reverse to forward and when I got any speed going forward I went hard on it. Right before I got going again I heard and felt a pop from the drivetrain. I didn't notice anything right after I got out, but the next time I tried to put in four I had this thumping, and I'm not really sure what it Is, but I did have some thoughts on it. I would really like anyones opinion on this one.
Also after this I was on a four hour highway trip and why I got back down to surface street speed I had weird noise like a grinding whenever I am moving. I don't really have any clue what this is and really need help on it.
Any help would be greatly appretiated, I will give you any info that can help. Please keep it mature and inteligent.