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#3955 of 5134 1996 Grand Cherokee rear end bearing whine
Feb 16, 2008 (4:36 am)
I have a 6 cylinder GC. It has has a rear whine my mechanic advises is the rear pinion bearings. He said they all do this, and the only fix is an expensive bearing replacement. It has 100,000 miles on it, and has been noisy since 75,000. My mechanic has seen these Jeeps go for years being noisy with no other problem.
Is there any additives that people have used in the rear to quiet this down? I don't want to spend big $$$$ on a bearing fix as I would probably just sell it instead.
#3956 of 5134 99 Grand Cherokee Squeal only above 15 MPH
Feb 16, 2008 (11:13 am)
I have a 99 jeep grand cherokee that has recently developed this squeal only above 15 mph. The squeal doesn't change when turning left or right , no change when shifting to neutral (coasting), no change in 4 wheel drive, the belt is good, new brakes and rotors, when slowing down at 15 mph the squeal stops. Any Suggestions
Also The sound appears to be in the front right side of the vehicle
#3957 of 5134 Re: oil leak [sexyleo88]
Feb 16, 2008 (5:16 pm)
How much is leaking and where? By where, I mean front, middle, or rear and driver or passenger side of the engine compartment.
#3958 of 5134 Re: 1996 Grand Cherokee rear end bearing whine [markhoot1]
Feb 16, 2008 (5:25 pm)
Does it only whine once you get up to speed, or even at low speed? There aren't any additives that will actually fix this, whether they claim to or not. If it only occurs once you get up to highway speed, don't worry about it. It'll be more annoying than anything and will probably last for thousands of more miles. If it whines at low speeds, it could be pretty far gone, but that's not all that common. Let me know if you have more questions.
#3959 of 5134 Re: 99 Grand Cherokee Squeal only above 15 MPH [aerosurgen]
Feb 16, 2008 (5:30 pm)
Even though your brakes are new, check them and see if there is any abnormal wear on the noisy side to make sure the caliper isn't sticking. If everything is well there, it's probably either a bad axle bearing or bad cv/u-joint. My guess is the axle bearing. Let me know if you have any more questions.
#3960 of 5134 Re: 1996 Grand Cherokee rear end bearing whine [dixiecrawler]
Feb 17, 2008 (8:34 am)
I can hear it from about 35-40 MPH on. More so under load, and if you get off the gas, it decreases. Faster speed - more noise.
Would synthetic fluid help quiet it down? I hate noise! Hence, my last Jeep. I want something less problematic. I'm going to drive it into the ground, and I am looking to keep it going for as long as possible. One less car payment!
Feb 17, 2008 (9:51 am)
This is the trird time to have resistors replaced. 2005 Jeep Grand cherokee lorado.
Works only on high at any temp setting. Is it time to look elswhere.
#3962 of 5134 94 Grand Cherokee Laredo Differential Fluid change
Feb 17, 2008 (1:13 pm)
How do you change the fluid in the differential of a 94 Laredo??? The cover plate is solid so how would I fill it up if I were to remove it?? Where is the fill hole??
#3963 of 5134 07 JGC audio AUX input question
Feb 17, 2008 (2:49 pm)
I have a newer 07 GC Laredo with X package and am wondering if any out there have figured out how to keep the radio in AUX mode.
The audio system is a base single CD w/Bostons Acoustics amp adder. This REF model radio has AM/FM stereo, single-disc CD player w/bass, treble, balance, and fade control through on-screen menu -AND- front mount auxiliary audio input jack. I did not want Sirius since I have had XM for many years and own the Delphi portable XM that I dash mounted. In our 01 & 04 cars we used a cassette deck adapter to direct feed audio from the XM unit and the car audio always stays in cassette play when you turn it off/on. However this Jeep radio goes back to FM radio mode upon restarting the Jeep when you turn off the Jeep with the radio in AUX mode (the XM unit powers off/on automatically when is senses a loss of 12VDC power, 4 years old and perhaps "smarter" then the newer Jeep radio?).
Anyone with a 07 or 08 model feeding the AUX with XM or even a MP3 player ie ipod figure out how to keep this Jeep radio in AUX mode?
#3964 of 5134 Re: 94 Grand Cherokee Laredo Differential Fluid change [tobytrout]
Feb 18, 2008 (12:07 am)
There should be either a steel plug threaded into the top half of the cover or a rubber plug pushed into the upper half of the diff. cover.