Transfer Case problems of the 1999 Jeep Cherokee

Five problems related to transfer case have been reported for the 1999 Jeep Cherokee. The most recently reported issues are listed below.

car   Transfer Case problem 1
Failure Date: 03/19/2004

I own a 1991 Jeep Cherokee sp/cl 4 wd. When I take it out of 4wd it won't disingage unless I put it into reverse. The manual does not mention this. I drove for 20 miles in 4 wd without knowing it until I started to smell something. I called an auto repair shop and they told me to put it in reverse. I did and it worked.

car   Transfer Case problem 2
Failure Date: 10/01/2000

While vehicle was parked consumer noticed power steering hose had rubbed through. Every time wheel was turned it rubbed on power steering hose, next to exhaust manifold. Also had to replace transfer case. The power steering line is adjacent to universal joint on steering shaft, over time when steering wheel is turned, it will eventually wear through, this line is also near exhaust manifold which could cause a fire when steering fluid sprays onto a hot exhaust manifold, the replacement part has been redesigned to keep the line away from the steering shaft, consumer feels the dealer should be liable to replace the part since it is a design defect.

car   Transfer Case problem 3
Failure Date: 10/30/1999

Warranty replacement of transfer case due to hairline fracture during manufacturing within first 7,000 miles on car. At 37,000 miles fuel sensor failed. At 69,000 window regulator failed. At 72,000 rear shock broke off car leaving bolts still in chassis. Very frustrated, chryster corp. Does not care!.

car   Transfer Case problem 4
Failure Date: 07/07/1999

Constant grinding/garbaling sound (heard in interior of vehicle) coming from transfer case linkage area. Can be heard at all speeds and seems to vary in intensity when make any kind of turn.

car   Transfer Case problem 5
Failure Date: 05/10/1999

Clunking/garbling sounds resonating from the transmission/transfer case shift boxes. It occurs when the transmission is in any drive position(od, 3, or 1-2). The dealer didn't believe it was a problem when I voiced my concerned upon intial delivery of the vehicle. However, the sounds have become increasingly louder over the past several months. My 1988 Jeep Cherokee 4x4 didn't make these sounds, even after 197k miles.

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