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#2010 of 2589 clanking noise
Jun 07, 2006 (7:44 pm)
I'm wondering if anyone could help me solve this problem. I have a 1990 Jeep Cherokee. It runs beautifully and likes the cold weather. However, it seems to need some work now due to wear and tear. It started making a clanking noise whenever I made a sharp turn to the right about a year ago. After several repairs to fix this problem with three mechanics, including the replacement of ball bearings and u joints, the noise is still there, and suddenly now on the left side. In fact, the noise shifted once in a while, from left to right and vice versa. After the last repair, the noise continued on the right side for a few days, only to shift to the left. The repairs, according to the mechanic were only to the right side, but when I left the garage, the noise was still the same on the right, and now shifted to the left. I'm wondering if it's something else, but mechanics just keep repairing something they assume is making the noise.
The last repair (the replacement of u joints and right side ball bearings) cost me $1,100 cdn, and now I'm back to square one. I'm wondering if anyone here knows a good mechanic in Toronto (Ontario, Canada) who knows Jeeps inside and out. Also would I have recourse in court for a job done to repair something that didn't need repair, although the mechanic may claim the parts needed replacement. I would assume many parts of my old jeep will need to be replaced eventually, but if I do not request the change, then why would mechanics assume I would have to pay for their mistake?
Anyway, what other parts make a clanking noise when the wheels are turned?
#2011 of 2589 Re: please help. lights won't work! [faithis4lovers]
Jun 08, 2006 (5:10 pm)
You switch has gone bad. It's not the switch on the dashboard, but the one that switches the headlights from low to high beam. It's mounted on the side of the steering column under the dash. I'm sorry that I can't tell you exactly where. If you lay down in the floorboard and look up under the dash, work the level and also listen for a clicking sound. Once you find that, you have found the switch. Fairly cheap and easy part to replace.
In you post, however, you didn't say WHICH switch you had to hold.
#2012 of 2589 Re: clanking noise [maggiel]
Jun 08, 2006 (5:12 pm)
I wish you all the luck since I can't recommend a mechanic for you. This is one of those things I'd have to check out for myself.
#2013 of 2589 Lower Radiator Tube Question
Jun 10, 2006 (6:55 am)
My lower radiator tube was leaking from what looked like the lower end were the tube meets the water pump.. now I replaced the tube and it still seems to leak (when the engine shuts down and pressure builds). I am pretty sure I clammed down the screw clamp pretty tight (but I am not saying it can't be tighter) but before I clamp it down tighter, is there any known problems with the receiving end of that seal cracking? could I needlessly be tightening this hose clamp?
any suggestions and comments are asked. please!.
#2014 of 2589 Re: Lower Radiator Tube Question [thepdmm]
Jun 11, 2006 (4:03 am)
It's most likely the pump seal that's leaking and not the hose.
#2015 of 2589 1997 jeep CHEROKEE stero problem
Jun 14, 2006 (1:27 pm)
My driver side speaker is no longer working. I took it to Best Buy and they told me that this is a very common problem for jeep cherokee owners. They told me that the wiring need to be replaced and they said that this problem can also lead to problems with my automatic windows. Which in my case me back-seat passenger side window does not roll down from my driver side control panel. Does anyone have any idea what I should do or has anyone else had this kind of problem before.
#2016 of 2589 Re: 1997 jeep CHEROKEE stero problem [atolo28]
Jun 14, 2006 (3:43 pm)
I don't think I'd trust Best Buy when it comes to diagnosis of your problem. It's not difficult to remove the door panel and investigate the speaker. Maybe a wire came loose. While you are in there you can also test the window switch. If you not able to do this yourself... take it to a Jeep dealer for qualified repair.
#2017 of 2589 Re: 1997 jeep CHEROKEE stero problem [atolo28]
Jun 14, 2006 (6:17 pm)
Yep, the speaker in my driver door has quit as well. If I open the door and wiggle the wiring tube, it kinda looks like an accordian, the speaker will cut in and out. I bet your window problem is the same.
BTW: I have an '01.
#2018 of 2589 Re: clanking noise [maggiel]
Jun 14, 2006 (8:31 pm)
i had a similar issue and it turned out that the problem wasnt in the steering at all but in the brake pads. something about them being composed of too much metal?? just a suggestion bc the pads rub the calipers differently when you're turning.
#2019 of 2589 jeep 2000 cherokee sport blinker problem
Jun 15, 2006 (5:26 pm)
Sometimes my right blinker blinks very fast. I've read that this could be because the wrong bulb is being used. But sometimes it blinks normally, and sometimes, while the blinker is on for the duration of a right turn, it blinks fast, then normal, then fast, etc. Is very annoying. Could this still be due to a wrong sized bulb? Your help is appreciated.