Having problems with your 1992 Jeep Wrangler ?

I have just modified my 1999 jeep from a 2 wd to a 4wd. the problem is when i engage my 4x4 the jeep is working fine in straight line ,but when i turn my steering thev tires seem to be struggling to move forward . once i also broke my axle. the crown/pinion is of the same ratio, but all other parts were bought from different vendors. please help?

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 17-07-2017

Answers :

If you determined the ratio by reading the tag, you may have a problem. You need to actually count the teeth on the ring and pinions and both front and rear must match exactly. To find ratio divide the teeth on the ring gear by the tooth count on the pinion. The product must match!!!
Make sure that the universal joints on the axles are in good condition and not binding. Also check that the bolts that act as wheel stops at full lock when turning are set far enough out.
I have seen far too many that are so far in that the joint cannot possibly turn that far without binding. Though lengthening them will sacrifice some turning radius, I'd rather have a one or two foot difference in radius than a broken axle or end joint.
"other parts"? Regardless of manufacturer, gears are made to work in the unit they are intended for. There is no variation in a gear made by a different company. Ring and pinions are ALWAYS made in sets, and if properly assembled (by a professional with a lot of experience) the gear set should never bind.
I should not need to say this but tire size front and rear must also be an exact match.
Slight binding on dry clean surfaces is normal but there, you should not be in four wheel drive either!
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