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#243 of 448 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Engine Squawk.
Jul 13, 2008 (12:43 pm)
We are thinking about buying a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee with about 26,000 miles on it. Its a V8 4x4 4.7 Liter. As we test drove it and made a heavy acceleration it made a really deep echo squawk. When its just idle in park and you rev the motor it does it just under 3000 rpms. Any ideas or information of what this could be before we buy this thing. Its still under factory warranty but I just dont want to buy something that is going to have problems later on down the road.. thanks...
#244 of 448 Front End Grinding
Jul 18, 2008 (5:46 am)
I own a 2005 JGC 5.7 with all time 4WD. About two years ago the front wheels started making a grinding noise when backing up and turning the wheels. It sounded like my old JC when in 4wd low. I took it for service where I bought it and they changed the fluids and told me that sound was normal at start up and it would go away as I drove. It did. The intensity of the grinding has only gotten worse, so I took it to another dealer to diagnose the problem and they said I needed some special additive in the fluids but some grinding was normal. It is now to a point where the grinding is much more intense at start up and the noise and feeling in the steering wheel persists for the first 5 min of driving when making turns. It never quite seems to be a smooth driving as it was when new.
I am just wondering if this really is normal with nothing to worry about or can I expect a major breakdown sometime in the future.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.
#245 of 448 Re: Front End Grinding [zeke52]
Jul 18, 2008 (2:18 pm)
I am having the same problem. It is getting worse everyday! Let me know if you figure anything out and I'll do the same! Good luck. - Robyn
Jul 19, 2008 (4:08 pm)
I have an 03 grand cherokee when I turn on the ac the check engine light comes on and temp gauge says it is over heating. As soon as I turn off the ac the temp goes down and light goes off. Do I need a new compressor or just freon? Thanks Jake
Jul 19, 2008 (10:15 pm)
First off, when you turn on the A/C, is it blowing cold? Does the blower operate properly at all fan speeds? If these two things are working properly, then your compressor is fine and you don't need any freon. Does the temp gauge show that it is overheating while driving, or just when you're parked? If it does this while the truck is moving, your A/C isn't causing this problem. It sounds like more of an electrical problem to me. Check your connections, especially at the battery and the alternator, and see if that solves the problem.
#248 of 448 Re: AC [dixiecrawler]
Jul 20, 2008 (12:44 pm)
It heated up wwhile sitting.the ac does not blow cold it is about as cool as a regular fan in the house does.Thanks Jake
Jul 20, 2008 (1:35 pm)
With the engine running and the A/C on, look under the hood and see if the compressor is kicking on. If the freon is low, it should kick on and off every few seconds. Let me know what you find.
#250 of 448 clanking noise in 1996 jeep grand cherokee
Jul 25, 2008 (12:33 pm)
we have been having for over a year a very loud clanking noise in the front. it started on one side now it is both sides whenever you back up or turn. we have had it to the dealer and different repair shops. have been told to drive it to dead and also have spent about $3,000 on trying to fix it. have been told trans trouble, brake trouble but not what i think (heaven help me a lowley women) it sounds like something in the power steering or something that is connected with the wheels and chasis. nobody on the other sites has answered me yet and it is embarassing to drive with my husband when the other car is in the shop, you should see the people jump when we turn or back up. what wrong with this ****car?
#251 of 448 Re: clanking noise in 1996 jeep grand cherokee [mangulo]
Jul 28, 2008 (5:29 am)
Hvae you had the front bearings replaced yet? You can check these by jacking the front end up and try moving the tire - if any play the bearings are gone and need to be replaced, cost for bearings are about $160 each.
Another thing to check is the wheels themselves, are these stock or aftermarket? some aftermarket wheels will loosen up after few miles of driving on them and need retorquing/ tightening.
#252 of 448 Re: Front End Grinding [zeke52]
Jul 28, 2008 (12:58 pm)
We just got our jeep into the dealership. It was the transfer case. Luckily it was under warrenty still! Good luck with the grinding!