Originally Posted by eloc431962
I am not sure about 98 jeeps, But some 4x4s the axles turn when out of 4 wheel drive, it sounds like a axle joint , or if your jeep has the cv joint type axles it will be the cv joint in the axle if it has cv type check and see if the boot is tore up or ripped and got dirt and road grime in it and wore it out. either way what you are describing sounds like a axle joint be it a regular u-joint or a cv type joint. JMO. Cole
You're correct.That year jeep should have a live spindle front end and have the 1 piece front wheel Brg's that bolt into the knuckle. If it's that style there is NO automatic hubs and the inner axle will alway's rotate.
It could also be the Booted CV style also and a torn boot would cause that problem as you stated. The CV booted one's are not as common but it will stll rotate at all time's.