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#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!
#253 of 448 Re: Jeep GC clicking noise [ssm]
Aug 10, 2008 (11:42 am)
I know that noise too well.......Loud clunking noise from what sounds like the front driver's side axle or wheel? You can feel a thud under your feet? TRANSFER CASE . Jeep knows that they installed defective transfer cases but refuses to be responsible. I'm replacing mine for the SECOND time (1300 bucks!) Jeep recalled 1990-1998 model years GC 4X4's for defective transfer cases. Mine's a 2000, so Jeep says, basically, it sucks to be me.
#254 of 448 Re: Water sloshing behind dash [ecunniffe]
Aug 10, 2008 (5:34 pm)
I had a 2002 Grand Cherokee Limited and had the problem of "water sloshing behind dash"...what happened was my water pump went out and I had blown a head gasket and that was antifreeze "sloshing" around in there...it cost me $1000 to get it fixed...I made the mistake of running it till the engine locked up and it had to be thouroughly cleaned and nearly 3 oil changes to get the gunk out.
Hope that helps.
#255 of 448 Re: 2004 jeep grand Cherokee rear noise [ed04]
Aug 22, 2008 (8:13 am)
I to have a 2004 Jeep with the same noise. The tie rods, sway bar bushings and
shocks have been replaced. Still the noise is there. The dealership is at awl and cannot find the problem. Help!!!!!!!!! a $1000.00 later no answer.
#256 of 448 Rear driver's side thud when hitting any kind of bump in the road
Aug 29, 2008 (1:36 pm)
I have a 2002 GC Overland with this rear driver's side thud noise whenever I go over the smallest bump in the road. I have the Up Country suspension and learned the hard way that new Edelbrock IAS Performer shocks aren't a good replacement for the Up Country set up. So, I replaced them again with new factory Up Country shocks. But the noise was still there. So, now I've replaced the rear sway bar bushings (upgraded to Energy greasable bushings) and upgraded to an Addco 1" thick sway bar. The noise is still there...and my local Jeep dealership has no ideas (big surprise!). Does any one have any helpful ideas of what to check next. I see that most old posts say it's the shocks, but I've replaced enough to know it can't be the shocks at this point.
#257 of 448 Re: Rear driver's side thud when hitting any kind of bump in the road [cwfitz]
Sep 02, 2008 (1:35 pm)
check that the shock mount bolt is tight
i would put a lock washer on the bolt by the head and tighten the bolt sure sounds as if shock is makeng your noise
could try and remove shock and drive over some bumps if noise is gone then you know that the shock bolt is bottoming out before it pinches the shock mount tight in the mount
#258 of 448 Re: Front End Grinding [zeke52]
Sep 03, 2008 (9:39 pm)
Zeke - since your post in July, have you nailed down the problem? I have a '96 GC 4x4 and there's sort of a grinding sound when turning left or right, and sort of a low grinding or growling sound going straight. it used to be heard in the rear as well, but it turned out the cause was incorrect diff fluid; the rear is a slip-diff which requires fluid that is synthetic.