Last post on Nov 27, 2013 at 8:36 AM
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Jeep Cherokee, SUV
#2585 of 2589 Battery not charging and making a whistling sound HELP
Feb 02, 2013 (9:30 pm)
Please Help I'm going crazy. My 2001 Jeep Cherokee started showing check gauges light and my battery wasn't charging and my temperature gauge started over heating and making this whistling noise and a loud squeaky noise like a bad pulley. I took it in to a mechanic and he said i needed a new belt. So i put a new belt on. Still engine is squeaking and whistling. Told me I had a hole in radiator and thermostat. Put a new ones on. Still check gauges and squeaking and whistling. Took to another mechanic he thought it might be the alternator. So put a new one of those one. ITS STILL MAKING THESE NOISES. HELP ME PLEASE.
#2586 of 2589 Re: Battery not charging and making a whistling sound HELP [sorenssode]
Feb 03, 2013 (2:43 am)
Tentioner? Idler pully, what engine?
#2587 of 2589 Re: Battery not charging and making a whistling sound HELP [loosenut]
Feb 04, 2013 (9:14 pm)
inline 6 4.0 i asked if the belt needs tightened and they said was an automatic tension do these things not wear out?
#2588 of 2589 Re: Battery not charging and making a whistling sound HELP [sorenssode]
Feb 05, 2013 (4:31 pm)
Yes they ai can fail.
i always checked to see of i could turnu the alternator shaft.
also, see how mutch deflection you get at the longest stretch of the belt
tentioner has marks to let u k now when belt is streched..good luck!
#2589 of 2589 Re: 1998 jeep grand cherokee death wobble [jlec0370]
Nov 27, 2013 (8:36 am)
The Deathwobble is a uniquely exciting Jeep experience!
I've wrestled with it on my 98 cherokee as well. It started around 180K and appeared from time to time over the next 100k miles. Fixed a bunch of stuff; Steering damper, sway bar links, new tires, even a ball joint. All of which seemed to help. But the silver bullet was was the shock absorbers. My error was thinking that they were relatively new and couldn't be the problem. They were a big part of it.