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#393 of 439 Rear Hatch Makes Noise When Unlocked
Jan 28, 2011 (10:06 pm)
Tonight, the rear hatch door on my 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee started making a loud (as in I can hear it from several feet away) grinding-like noise whenever the doors are unlocked. Since the doors automatically unlock when the driver's door is opened from the inside or the unlock button on the key ring is pressed twice, it is a bit annoying and worrisome. As far as I can tell, the hatch still locks and unlocks normally, but I have yet to officially lock the hatch and tried to open it, since I didn't want to accidentally set off the alarm and wake my neighbors this late at night.
Does anyone know what might be causing this noise? And if so, is it a cheap and easy fix? I know very little about cars, and I'd rather not have to spend a ton of money on this repair, even if the noise makes me cringe every time I hear it.
#395 of 439 2004 Grand Cherokee Suspension Noise
Jan 29, 2011 (5:34 pm)
Hi, I have a 2004 Grand Cherokee Special Edition 4wd, 4.7L engine. When I go over a sharp bump, I am getting a very annoying!!creaking/crunching type noise from the front passenger side. It only occurs when hitting a sharp bump or dip in the road, drives perfectly fine otherwise and doesnt have any other noises under normal driving, turning, etc. It has recently had new shocks, and tierods. I initially thought perhaps balljoints, but since it makes no noise at all when turning, probably not. I am thinking maybe control arm bushings or a bad coil spring insulator? Any thoughts would be really appreciated before I bring it into get it looked at. Thanks.
#396 of 439 Re: Clicking Noise at startup in dash when engine is cold [jeepguy5]
Feb 08, 2011 (8:45 pm)
I think I have the same problem, seems to be part of the HVAC heat/air system but still makes the noise even when the fan is off... have you found the solution yet? I have and 8 ltr and have been listening to this noise for 6 months, seems worse when it's cold...
Feb 09, 2011 (11:05 am)
Thought originally it was the blend door. I ordered one on-line and took to my mechanic. Turns out it was actually the heater motor for the passenger side. Part of dash did have to come out but he put in the new motor, the blend door anyway and charged me around $500. It would have cost about $1100 at dealer. No more clicking and the heater runs great.
#398 of 439 Re: Front Suspension Noise [mjn99]
Feb 19, 2011 (5:27 am)
I just replaced all the major components in my (Jeep GC V8 Laredo w/ 131k) front end, and I still have a grinding noise/grinding feeling in the steering wheel when I turn the wheel to the right, escpecially over 40MPH.
I have replaced the following:
both front axles
both front (and rear) shocks
both front brakes and rotors
After these items were replaced the grinding STARTED
It felt like the front right wheel bearing.
So, I had it replaced.
Noise still continues.
I am going up to Merchants to having it checked out again.
Grinding is NEVER a good thing.
I really don't want to replace all the ball joints, I think they just replaced the wrong wheel bearing assembly.
Hopefully they will replace the drivers side wheel bearing AT COST since I spent $450.00 just to replace the passenger wheel bearing.
I printed out over 20 auto parts places that had the hub for less than 75 bucks. I was charged 250. Not happy.
#399 of 439 2004 Grand Cherokee, 86k miles
Feb 27, 2011 (11:27 am)
Noise sounds almost like a shudder or grinding. Only happens when making a sharp left at very slow speeds, in parking lots. First sounded as if coming from rear, so thought maybe wheel bearing. One time came from both front and rear at the same time, could feel the jeep shudder. Can't tell if coming from d/s or p/s. Doesn't do it all the time. Very sparadic., but starting to do it more often. Been doing it few weeks now. Any ideas?
#400 of 439 Re: 2004 Grand Cherokee, 86k miles [chele1082]
Feb 28, 2011 (4:00 am)
Hi !...I had the same issue with my 2004 Grand Cherokee Lmt. It had 120K miles on it and I was experiencing the exact same condition. Since it felt like the hub bearing on the front driver side I change it myself along with the half axle. The condition still existed. At times it felt like it was comming from the passenger side so I change out that side also. Still having the condition. It only happened in parking lots making right or left tight slow turns. At that mileage it was time to have the transmission and transfer case fluid changed. I went to Chrysler and purchased their reccomended transfer case fluid and changed it myself. Without using the Jeep the next morning I had the transmission fluid "exchanged". I don't know how or why but the problem was gone??.................I hope this helps you.
#401 of 439 Clicking Noise
Mar 09, 2011 (12:30 pm)
Hello, I have a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee, V-6 83,000 miles, I have a Clicking noise, coming from what seams to be my left rear... when I'm doing about 5 to 15 miles per hour, its loud and annoying..but as soon as I get up more in speed, its gone, and returns when I slow down, its driving me nuts..any suggestions
#402 of 439 Re: Front Suspension Noise [cski]
Mar 12, 2011 (10:32 am)
I have the same problem exept its when i am turning left,only at very low speed ex.parking.Spent a couple hours with mechanics at dealership only for a senior mech to tell me it was the rotors(No way).Anyways put on new rotors,no change,quite annoyed with mech's at dealership now and don't want to go back,they also told me there was no safety concern,everything is tight in front end.Not sure what to do next,going to rotate my tires today.Looking for some help.