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Old 03-15-2007, 11:17 PM   #21
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so some people say it's safe to remove the front driveshaft and some say it isn't....so what is it?
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Old 03-16-2007, 02:50 PM   #22
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BAD idea on 93-95, the thing can roll. 96 and up may be a different story.
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Old 03-16-2007, 09:50 PM   #23
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I have a 96 and took mine out for a few days after I put my lift on. The only difference I noticed is that it turned a little better with the front tires completely free, and of corse the burn outs [smilie=bal_cool.gif] . I put it back in just because I was told it would damage the Tcase. But I am thinking the idea of the 96 and newer being OK is right on.

I also was thinking about putting in a front D44 with lock outs, but was told it was a bad idea to run it unlocked. I wish I knew for sure [smilie=bal_ask.gif] .
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Old 03-16-2007, 10:38 PM   #24
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My transfer case is always locked in 4WD. I run with my drive shaft off and I gain about 10 more mpg. I go from about 9 to 19. Even with the engine off I can not turn the front output shaft at all. When I would turn to the lock you could tell the transfer case was engaged. I also noticed no abnormal temp increase or lack f staying put on a hill while in park. I have had the 98 Grand Cherokee for about 3 months. When it snows I just put the shaft back on because it is helpless with out it in any kind of snow.
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Old 04-30-2007, 10:34 AM   #25
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93-95 = very bad idea
96+ = not an issue... but still not a good practice

i ran 6 months w/o a front shaft in the hills of pittsburgh... never had any issues. have a new shaft and haven't had any issues of late with the t-case in either high or low.
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Old 06-24-2007, 06:01 PM   #26
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Hey Grand Rapids, I saw on one of your posts something about a recall on ZJ's with compact spares. My Orvis has the little "donut" and I had to useit once. Put it on the passenger front to get it home, and when I got on pavement at about 30 mph the thing started screaming like I was doing a burnout or soemthing. I guess it was trying to spin faster than the big tires to try to keep up. I did a search online and couldn't find anything. Any info would be great. [smilie=bal_thanx.gif]
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Old 07-20-2007, 08:58 PM   #27
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I have always heard that running without a front drive shaft it will ruin your VC... I dunno about that..

What I do know, for a fact, is if you remove the front drive shaft on a early GC with a 249, you WILL roll while in park. It is not a maybe, it is simply a fact. I do it all the time. Meaning when I forget, and leave my front hubs unlocked, I WIll roll. All I have to do is lock my hubs, and it stops every time...
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Old 07-21-2007, 06:52 PM   #28
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This may be true because you have a 93. The 96 up 249 t-case is a little different. Those who have that t-case don't seem to have the rolling problem that you and I have had.
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Old 07-23-2007, 06:06 PM   #29
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Yep, that is why I stated on an "early" GC.. Early, of course, meaning 93-95..
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Old 08-22-2007, 02:39 AM   #30
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how to test, on a table, if the VC is cooked?
I've here a 249 '93 ready to be installed on the my GC but I would like to test it before do the work
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