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    2001 Grand Cherokee LTS V8 LSD Help

    Forgive me if I am in the wrong bit of the forum but I am new to this and a Brit to boot.

    I am in the UK and I have a
    much loved 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee LTD 4.7 V8, Quadradrive. Dayna M44 rear axle with progressive Vari-Lok (DSC build code) / 216mm RBA . So the mechanic says. I love it and it has only done 76,00 miles.

    They have had it in the shop/garage since November, it went in with a grumbling and groaning rear end , when in tight turning situations, gas station, carpark etc. They have changed the oils and additive twice, worn out the local supermarket car lot , Turing in circles.....no luck. Finally they stripped it and checked the LSD clutches, non broken and put it all back together. Still no better. they did manage to source some new clutches but they are not the same, I think they were Trak Lok anyway. Very different.

    I am now getting desperate, I miss my car and the only suggestion the garage gave me was to take the LSD clutches out, I don't like the sound of this and anyway the car is the best for mild off road and stuff for where I live.

    I know I can't find the parts here , if I need them. Any help that you real Jeepers will be so welcome.

    The so called Jeep specialist admitted that he had never seen this type of LSD, I think he is used to Trak Lok

    Thanks Jon

    PS I have pictures of the relevant parts
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    Re: 2001 Grand Cherokee LTS V8 LSD Help

    It's most often an issue with the full-time transfer case, not the rear end. The full-time transfer case is very finicky about which fluid is used, and dealer fluid is best. Once the viscous coupling in the transfer case goes out you'll have issues, especially when turning.

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