Does anyone know if it is possible to get a shudder from the rear differential? I have an 88YJ. The rear diff has recently been rebuilt. Is this a normal thing? I am quite certain it is not the clutch. It only happens if I give it a little too much gas starting in first gear in 2 wheel drive. Haven't noticed it in 4 wheel. Thanks. Len
[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img] I still think it is the clutch. In 2WD you have more torque reaction and more spring wind-up in the rear, which acts with the clutch to produce chatter. In 4WD torque is spread over two axles, so the spring wind-up is less and it is not as sympathetic with the clutch stick-slip-stick-slip syndrome. Anyway that is what my moon guy [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img] specialist in clutch disorders tells me.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]
I have the same problem with the rear end shuddering like a bad clutch at take off some times on my 92 Cherokee, and its and auto. I had it looked at and the consensus was my limited slip going bad. By chance do you have a limited slip rear end?