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#263 of 440 Re: Over Drive Humming/Roaring like a Wheel Bearing [jeep4life0604]
Sep 18, 2008 (2:14 pm)
Hi, guys I'm new to this forum, very decent Home Mechanic, I have read the whole thing on the Jeep Grand Cherokee sound underneath and around the Transmission... Still a little lost, I guess two different answers;;;; My is a 97 Jeep Grand Cherokee Orvis Edition. AWD
1. TRANSFER CASE (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.)
2. TRANSMISSION: (Within the Transmission, actually to be more precise with the overdrive section of the transmission. Earlies Jeeps 1993 to 1998 were frequently having these problems.. )
Which one do I do First, I guess the cheaper one, right.
Dumb question, I hear that there was a recall from Jeep on the (TRANSFER CASE) between 90-98 years. I know recall also expire, how to I check with dealership? if jeep was every recalled for this TRANSFER CASE? problem.
Still need help....
#264 of 440 Re: Over Drive Humming/Roaring like a Wheel Bearing [jeep4life0604]
Sep 20, 2008 (7:07 am)
Hi !...I am new to this forum also. I am glad to see you are willing to help anyone who needs it. I recently bought a 2004 Grand Cherokee Limited from a Mercedes dealer. The car had 92k+ miles on it but it was well kept. The GC had a few issues which I discovered it had after I took owner-ship. The big one was it had no heat and nobody noticed that the a/c was always blowing cold air with no variance in the temperature no matter what the controls were set at. Who checks heat in the middle of the summer??!! To make a long story short, after reading about this problem on the web and learning about the "after market fix" I replaced the dual blend doors myself and the dealer paid for the part. Can you imagine that the jeep dealer wanted to tear the car apart only to put back another plastic part for $1400+ dollars!!!!!!
Another issue I have which I will correct someday is the driver power seat with memory. The rear lift motor does not operate properly. When activated it tries to work but it sounds and looks like the gear on the screw drive is jammed. When I inquire about a new motor everyone, including junk yards, want to sell me the entire track. The dealers price looks like someones telephone # and the junk yards are asking half of that. I will have to take the seat out and remove the motor to see what's happening in there.
The third and I hope last issue is one of the retaining clips on the filter air-box is missing. I figured that I might have to buy an entire set of four from the dealer at maybe a cost of $20 or so. The dealer told me that these clips come as part of the air-box which I would have to purchase if I wanted them????!!!!!!!! I bought an entire air-box on e-bay for 99 cents with $11 shipping.
Anyway I just though I would share my experience so far with this GC. Driving it is a pleasure and I am ready for the up and comming snow season here in the north east................topat46
#265 of 440 98 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Sep 22, 2008 (6:37 am)
Hi all, i came across these forums while trying to google the question i have. I have a 98 Jeep Grand Cherokee and it has almost 150k Miles on it. Iv been taking good care of the car since iv owned it and iv had it for 8 years. Iv drove all across the country and back twice with it and i havent had any major problems except a valve spring on the cylinder head which broke causing missfire's which i replaced with the rest of them.
I had a new muffler put on awhile back and i noticed the heatsheild on that thing which connects to the muffler fell off the underside of the car cuss it was totally rusted out. Im not very car savey sadly so i dont know what this problem is comming from that im about to tell you.
Ok the problem is this. When i start the car and it sits idle or when i step on the gas doesnt matter its always there, the car is making a faint rattle noise underneeth. I dont know where exactly its comming from tho. Iv heared people say there car rattle's and when they put it in neutral it stops. I put the car in neutral and it doesnt stop so i dont think "well i hope" its not the tranny cuss it does this in park/neutral/drive ect.
Another problem i have with the car is the left front side when i go over 30MPH starts to HUMMM really loud to the point where i need to turn the radio on lol. I took it to a shop and they said it was the bearing in the left driver side wheel which needs replaced. I dont have the money they want to replace it so iv been driving my other car for the last month. Does this sound right too that the bearing is bad ?
Anyway thanks in advance
Oh i forgot to tell you its a 4X4 4.0L Jeep grand Cherokee
This was the part that fell off and here is what the underside looks like, it also seems like my oil pressure it always low after awhile i had the oil filter and oil replaced like 2 times now but when i started the jeep up today cuss its bad to keep it off for long periods of time i noticed the oil pressure mark was below the "40" mark on the dashboard. Is that normal ?
#266 of 440 Re: 98 Jeep Grand Cherokee [candyman4]
Sep 22, 2008 (12:14 pm)
just heat shied for cat
rattle is prob the inside of cat as looks as if rusted prity bab so inside could be comming loose
sure sounds as if wheel bering is prob yos $$$$$ to change have to replace inner and outer plus holder as not able to service as indivaul peaces part cost bout 100.00 bucks labor bout 200 not to safe to drive as if berings freeze up at 50 mph all hell can brake loose
#267 of 440 Re: Over Drive Humming/Roaring like a Wheel Bearing [jeep4life0604]
Sep 22, 2008 (3:36 pm)
jeep4life0604 or anyone that can help.
I recently bought a 1999 Grand Cherokee Laredo, 4.0L 2WD, 111,000 miles.
I knew the rear end needed overhauled due to rear end whine and light vibration in overdrive. Had the rear end overhauled by a reputable shop which took care of the rear whine but the vibration in overdrive from 48 mph and up is still there. The owner of the driveline shop took me for a test drive and pointed out that the vibration seemed to be from the transmission and recommended I take it to his friend at a reputable Trans shop nearby. I went for a test drive with owner of the Trans shop and he did not think there was a problem with the Trans. He said others with the same type of vibration in the Jeep GC have had the driveshaft balanced and other repairs, which did not eliminate the vibration and said possibly new motor mounts and Trans mount may help. I installed all new mounts myself but vibration persists. The vibration goes away when lifting off accelerator or shutting off overdrive?
#268 of 440 Re: Jeep Cherokee Grand Cherokee Noises and Sound [tidester]
Sep 25, 2008 (10:06 pm)
I have a 2001 cherokee sport and I was recently getting a loud grinding sound from my rear axle. To make this short, I had my rear axle rebuilt because all gears and bearings were chopped up. Anyway, starting about 3 weeks later it is making a grinding sound again, but not as bad, it is more of a loud rumble. I went back to the mechanic and he said nothing is wrong. He says I have a bad cat, which does not seem to have anything to do with it.
It still has power, smooth driving, and no vibrations. It makes this noise all the time. I tried putting the jeep in neutral while driving and it is still there, so I do not think it is my drive shaft.
#269 of 440 01 Cherokee squeals when using AC and defrost
Oct 30, 2008 (6:45 am)
My 2001 cherokee squeals very, very loud when using the AC or defrost controls. Squeals when in idle and gets louder as I begin to drive. It sounds like the belt is giong to fly off. When I turn the controls completely off, the squeal stops immediately???? HELP!!!
#270 of 440 Re: 01 Cherokee squeals when using AC and defrost [unekgal]
Oct 30, 2008 (3:36 pm)
bad belt tighner change that and replace belt
also could be bad comperssure as it runs when in defrost also
#271 of 440 popping sound-99 JGC limited
Oct 30, 2008 (4:33 pm)
I have a 99 JGC limited with the same popping sound a lot of people seem to be hearing. I found by grabbing the front prop shaft I have a bit more movement than what seems normal, but what I notice most is the "clacking" sound is coming from the transfer case (NV-247)- would this be a stretched chain or possibly a bad gerotor? (157,000 miles- otherwise mechanically sound)
#272 of 440 Re: popping sound-99 JGC limited [indywood]
Oct 30, 2008 (7:47 pm)
if you have the cvc joint typy front drive shaft checj the cvc joint for rughf of binbing as that will make transfer do funney things