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#375 of 439 Screeching and squeeling
Aug 28, 2010 (5:28 am)
Sounds like something needs to be oiled. I've paid $750 so far on my 1996 Grand Cherokee Limited. When I start the jeep, it sounds like the engine is coming apart. Long, loud and continuous screeching comes from the front of the serpintine belt area , near the A/C compressor and alternator. They've changed the belt, (twice) replaced the compressor and clutch, installed new a/c dryer and piping, supposedly checked all pulleys and adjusted the tension-something or other. The car worked great, the three times I took it from the shop. Ten miles of driving or the next day, after being in the garage all night, the noise repeated louder each time. Jeep has 105,000 miles The sreeching sound lessens after driving it for a half hour or so, but then it continues with a constant chirping noise. It seems to chirp faster and slower with the vehicles speed .Any wizards or magicians out there? Thanks E R Failla mad:
#376 of 439 Re: Screeching and squeeling [funzone2]
Aug 28, 2010 (5:44 am)
replace serpentine belt tenser and spring replace hole unit not only the pulley
#377 of 439 Re: Screeching and squeeling [funzone2]
Sep 07, 2010 (7:46 am)
Don't know if you've found the answer but my experience was very similar and it turned out that you have to have an OEM belt from the dealer not from an auto parts store. This took me quite a while to figure out. I installed several belts from auto parts stores but they were just slightly larger and so I was continually having a squeal. Also you might replace the serpintine tensioner pulley if they haven't already.
These are both cheap and easy fixes.
#378 of 439 Re: Screeching and squeeling [jrmecu]
Sep 08, 2010 (6:04 am)
Thank you for your reply (jrmecu) I'm contacting my " mechanic" today and giving him your message on the OEM belt. So far, they've changed the compressor, clutch, belt tensioner. new serpentine belt, a/c dryer and feed tube. It's been in their garage for two weeks and $750 later, stilll squeeling. I don't think they've changed any of the whole pulleys.. Welcome to FLORIDA
#379 of 439 Re: Over Drive Humming/Roaring like a Wheel Bearing [drewppydogg]
Sep 16, 2010 (9:08 am)
Sorry forgot to up date. It was the over drive bearing. He was able to replace without removing the tranny. Able to replace from side plate. It cost me only $300.00 from a local tranny shop. Good Honest man. Quite as a church mouse for over 20,000 miles
#380 of 439 2001 JGC Limited rear knocking on bumps!
Oct 05, 2010 (1:19 pm)
I have a very annoying knocking in the passenger side rear of my Jeep. I have replaced the shocks, due to one being bad, and since it has made noise.
#381 of 439 Re: 2001 JGC Limited rear knocking on bumps! [malakes]
Oct 05, 2010 (4:32 pm)
I had the same issue with my 2004 GC Limited. I had new shocks installed and had a knock on the rear drivers side. Turned out to be the shock was not tight enough to hold it still on the shock bracket. It made quite an annoying knock.
#382 of 439 Re: Clicking noise after shut down [boscotchi]
Nov 01, 2010 (10:16 am)
My 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee is doing the same thing. Shut off and then about 15 seconds later, about 30 clicks. If I start the engine back up it stops but when I turn off it will continue. Doesn't do all the time, but very frequently. Have you had any success in finding out the problem? Thanks
#383 of 439 Re: Clicking noise after shut down [senoritagato]
Nov 01, 2010 (1:00 pm)
Mine is still making the noise. I'm pretty sure it has something to do with the "blend doors" that regulate and mix the passenger air. I've had problems with the blend doors twice before and it costs about $800.00 to have the dash pulled out to replace a $20.00 part so I've learned to live with this particular irritation. The noise on mine doesn't start until the key has been turned off for two minutes and by then I'm usually long gone from the car. Another reason I'm reluctant to have it fixed is because, after owning probably 40 cars in my 70 years, this one has caused me more grief than all the others combined; it's just one thing after another, but I'm nothing if not stubborn. I bought it new thinking it would last me until I quit driving; we'll see.
#384 of 439 Re: Clicking noise after shut down [boscotchi]
Nov 03, 2010 (1:03 pm)
Thanks for your reply. If you please, I have another question. You think it has something to do with the blend doors/passenger air. Is that after you've run the a/c or heat, or all the time? Also, after you pulled the dash and replaced the part, did it stop for a period of time. Since I live in a climate where a/c is not used a lot...Muchos Gracias...