Transfer Case problems of the 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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

car   Transfer Case problem 1
Failure Date: 08/01/2013

1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Consumer writes in regards to transfer case actuator recall notice. The consumer stated the recall noticed stated, the parts were not available.

car   Transfer Case problem 2
Failure Date: 03/01/2006

: the contact stated the vehicle transfer case in the engine shifted from 4 to 2 wheel drive. This has been a problem since the contact acquired the vehicle. The contact also expressed the vehicle overheated, but the vehicle has not been to a service dealer to evaluate or determine the problems.

car   Transfer Case problem 3
Failure Date: 12/01/2005

The contact stated the four wheel drive was inoperative. The vehicle was taken to the dealership, and they diagnosed a problem as the transfer case. The transfer case will have to be replaced as a direct result of the wrong transmission fluid being used. The contact used the fluid the owner's manual suggested, mopar automatic transmission fluid or the equivalent labeled dexron 3. The dealership stated the fluid being used is red in color and should be amber. Both the dealership and manufacturer told the contact the owner's manual has the wrong transmission fluid information. Updated 2/7/2006 -.

car   Transfer Case problem 4
Failure Date: 06/20/2005

Air condition harness wire repair and controller unit replacement. Electrical shortage after repair blamed on battery just replaced last year. Paid $5,244. 00 and then required to pay $500. 00 for new cables and battery after having the vehicle back in my posession for less than 1 hour. Shortage after repair blew out battery supposedly. Transfer case replaced, brakes, rotors replaced, tires pealing on walls replaced, pinion seal leak and more.

car   Transfer Case problem 5
Failure Date: 03/01/2005

1999 Grand Cherokee Jeep, brake failure and head gasket replaced. The consumer stated while driving and without warning, the vehicle seized up. The vehicle was towed to a garage who replaced the transfer case, rack and pinion, and spider gears.

car   Transfer Case problem 6
Failure Date: 01/18/2005

While driving 30 mph a loud grinding and clicking noise is produced from the front end. The consumer brought the vehicle to a repair shop and learned that the front drive cuppling from the transfer case malfunctioned. Please provide additional information.

car   Transfer Case problem 7
Failure Date: 01/01/2004

1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee - 247j transfer case transfer case failure causing loud knocking noises when accelerating and turning. Fluid (dealership certified) was changed twice and driven, but problem persisted. Changed clutch pack with new fluid for the 3rd time, but problem persisted. Replaced front drive shaft, but problem still persists. Failure still exists, but will try changing the chain in transfer case hoping to resolve problem.

car   Transfer Case problem 8
Failure Date: 12/06/2003

My 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee (gc) limited 8 cylinder quadradrive has given me nothing but problems since I bought it in October of 2002. I had the transfer seal replaced due to it leaking, the differential makes noise, the all wheel drive does not work (all wheel drive only works in low), and the tires lock up and make a noise when I am turning. It seems that their are other 1999 Jeep gc owners out there with the same problem. How about a recall to fix this problem?.

car   Transfer Case problem 9
Failure Date: 11/01/2003

Transfer case issues on 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Since I have had the Jeep I have had to replace the seals on the transfer case multiple times. To me it appears that there is some sort of defect in its design. The seal will start to leak which causes the transfer case to lock up. This causes a loud thudding noise and the car to jerk when coming to a stop. Also, in situations where the car is cold it will not shift correctly causing excessive engine whining and inability to accelerate correctly.

car   Transfer Case problem 10
Failure Date: 03/18/2003

Consumer complained about a transfer case problem. When driving at approximately 40 mph there was a loud clanking sound coming from the front undercarriage. Consumer took the vehicle back to the dealer, and was told the vehicle had dusty brake pads, but that was not the issue. Then, consumer was told that the constant velocity joints were leaking. Also, consumer was told that the driveshaft needed to be replaced. Consumer felt that the dealership did not know what the problem was, and perhaps was covering up the real problem. Recall campaign; component: fuel system, gasoline:fuel injection system:injectors. The consumer stated that the vehicle would not start. The consumer stated that the engine had an extended crank before starting. Fuel pump assembly and pump crank repair kit installed. The consumer stated that there is a shimmy when the brakes are applied. When sitting at a stop light having the vehicle in gear it vibrates. The left outer cv boot was leaking. The engine light came on. The consumer stated that the transmission slams into gear.

car   Transfer Case problem 11
Failure Date: 01/17/2003

Car was making a low pitched grunting noise, and slow on acceleration, took it to the dealership and found that the transfer case had a hole in it. Caused by the chain in the transfer case becoming loose and rubbing against the case.

car   Transfer Case problem 12
Failure Date: 11/30/2001

Rotors are shot and it seems I'm not the only one, 4 wheel drive will not disengage even after I shift it out of 4 wheel drive (large popping noise when it does disengage). Rear wiper works sometimes and othertimes it won't. Now I'm being told the transfer case is leaking and needs to be replaced (seal and shaft). At 53,000 miles these items seem ridculous. I've checked around on the internet and it seems like others have the same problems.

car   Transfer Case problem 13
Failure Date: 07/30/2001

While driving in 2 wheel drive on a highway at @50 mph, the car shifted itself into 4-wheel drive. We were approx 10 miles from a dealership, so we took it to darling automall in ellsworth, me. They test drove it and could not get the car to go back to 2-wheel drive. They disassembled parts of the transmission and found some components in the transfer case had failed. It has taken 5 days for the repair to be completed (we have not picked up vehicle at this writing) we contacted Jeep regarding this problem.

car   Transfer Case problem 14
Failure Date: 10/18/2000

1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The vehicle has 48,677 miles currently. At 14,754 miles they resurfaced the front brake rotors and replaced the pads, this was on October 18, 2000. Then on July 15, 2002, at 28,186 miles the front brake rotors had to be replaced and the pads. On may 3, 2004 at 42,123 miles, the rotors had to be resurfaced and replace the pads. On Monday, July 11, 2005 at 48,502 miles the vehicle was taken in for a lube job and the consumer asked to have the brakes checked because he felt pulsation in the brake. She was told the rotors need to be replaced again and new pads would be needed. The dealership states the brakes are not covered under the warranty because they are considered wear and tear items and only covered for 12 months or 12,000 miles. After speaking with the district service manager, she was reimbursed, $211, for the work done on may 3, 2004. According to the service department, this model is having problems with the front brake system. It is due to the fact that they are no longer made of asbestos. When she called the manufacturer, all they did was read the warranty to him. There was a vibration under the vehicle, pulsation from the brakes, a leaking transfer case, rear differential leak, vibration in the front end, a slight brake pulsation, regular pulsation from the brakes, grinding sound rear end, and radiator leaking.

car   Transfer Case problem 15
Failure Date: 10/10/2000

What a lemon! we are averaging $2000/year in repairs. Power windows that stop working, water pump breaks, brake rotors need replacing before brakes wear out, leaking differential, transmission, and now we're told by dealer service department we need a new transfer case. Whoever designed/built/sold this vehicle doesn't have much pride in their workmanship.

car   Transfer Case problem 16
Failure Date: 04/07/2000

This vehicle has had a clunking noise in the transmission ever since I purchased it. In that time the dealership has said the noise was caused by the ring and pinion which has been replaced. It has been diagnosed as the transfer case chain being bad which was replaced. It has been diagnosed as the rear gears being bad which were replaced. It has been a "TSB" which was a ball and transmission plate valve which were replaced. They also replaced the transfer case as it was bad. Lastly, they removed and reconditioned the transmission. None of these have corrected my car. However, now that it is out of warranty they tell me for approx. $3000 they will replace the rear end as it is bad.

car   Transfer Case problem 17
Failure Date: 07/01/1999

Light out in transfer case so at night you cannot see what gear you are in. We were told by the service manager there was no light and it was a design flaw by Jeep. However the light comes one intermittently.

car   Transfer Case problem 18
Failure Date: 07/01/1999

Since buying the veh, loud differential whine at 45+ mph; front rotors needed to be replaced (warped) at 7500 miles; rear flipper glass leaks; loud grinding noise when pulling away from curb (transfer case fluid replaced after lurching when making tight.

car   Transfer Case problem 19
Failure Date: 05/10/1999

At highway speeds of 40 to 65mph, I am hearing a whine comming from the undercarriage. I presume it is from the transfer case or the front drive shaft. Would like to know how to resolve this problem. This is my second Jeep, and could be my last if I can't resolve this problem.

car   Transfer Case problem 20
Failure Date: 01/13/1999

4 wheel drive quadra-drive system exhibits grinding and severe shaking when turning right or left. Has been in to dealer for service 2x since purchase on 1/11/99. Service manager stated he has 3 other cars with same quadra-drive system exhibiting similar problems. Chrusler service bulletin states to replace oil in transfer case with special oil with additive from Chrysler. Did this 1/29/99, had no effect on problem.

car   Transfer Case problem 21
Failure Date: 11/12/1998

Transmission transfer case failed. Yh.

car   Transfer Case problem 22

Our 99 Jeep Grand Cherokee is 4 months old and is nothing but trouble; the transfer case was replaced, the car makes a grinding noise at highway speeds and the dealer thought the replacement of the transfer case would solve the problem. It didn't however. Furthermore the gear oil had to be replaced because the car would buck and even stall sometimes when I would make tight turn. Furthermore the transmission is sometimes clunking. Our power window needs a new motor. The car keeps on pulling to the right and that still hasn't been fixed. We have been very disappointed and wish the lemon law would be a little bit more protective of consumers than car dealers and manufacturers.

car   Transfer Case problem 23

While driving on highway vehicle started making a screeching sound, vehicle just started to stall. When driver pulled over, transmission quit. Driver placed car in park, stepped out, and vehicle started to roll backwards due to transfer case locking up. Dealer said transfer case and transmission needed to be replaced.

car   Transfer Case problem 24

While driving and upon trying to go from regular drive to 4 wheel drive, the transfer case malfunctions and will not go from one to the other. Consumer states vehicle has been in the shop for transmission problems, goodyear tires have been replaced 3 times within 26000 miles, rear axle seal was leaking oil, and hubs were warped.

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