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Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8, Jeep Cherokee, SUV
#47 of 448 Re: Front end rubbing sound [grizzlymidge]
Jan 19, 2007 (11:11 am)
Hey GrizzlyMidge, I have a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo & just recently have started to have the same exact problem as yours & 99jeep. The driver's side tire makes a persistent "whining" noise whenever I hit 20+ mph, so it is quite an annoying thing to deal with when driving through town. I had just brought it in to the dealer I bought it from, and he thought it was the CV joint bearing... but even after he fixed it, the noise is still there.
I've been searching the net endlessly and have found many others with this same problem, but I haven't found a for sure answer for what is causing the whining noise on the tire. I'll be bringing it back in more than likely so the dealer can listen to the noise himself and maybe figure it out, just would love to find out beforehand what is wrong.. so I don't waste anymore money on repairs.
Any more insight on this is GREATLY appreciated, and I'll definitely post back if I find out what is causing the noise.
#48 of 448 Re: Front end rubbing sound [t0ka4lyf]
Jan 20, 2007 (3:37 pm)
prob is the front wheel berings the come in a unit and if they don't check it well then they put the bad one back the service writer just wright down noise in right front wheel mec looks at wheel drive shaft see broken boot changes drive shaft noise still there
#49 of 448 Re: Front end rubbing sound [tuggajb]
Jan 21, 2007 (12:37 pm)
Thanks for the response, I'll keep your post in mind when I bring my '99 Jeep back into the dealer this next week.
Also, I was doing some more research on the net, and came across what I think is the same problem. I don't have the link on hand, but my search brought me to wjjeep.com .. which is basically the jeep dealership site. I looked under the "Technical Service Bulletins" list, and found a topic for "Front Axle Whine". It said that a whine is produced when the ring bearing & pinion bearing fail to engage properly, this was under the solution for the front axle whine problem... so along with the above post, I will probably mention this to the dealer when I bring my Jeep back in. I'm not too fluent in vehicle parts-talk, but that did sound like it could be the problem.
Feb 18, 2007 (10:11 pm)
grizzlymidge and t0ka4lyf, i have similar symptoms in my jeep with the rubbing sound coming from the front. did you ever find out what the problem was?
#51 of 448 Re: Front end rubbing sound [t0ka4lyf]
Feb 18, 2007 (10:17 pm)
what did the mechanic at the dealer say was the problem?
#52 of 448 Re: Front end rubbing sound [alphonse85]
Mar 06, 2007 (7:31 am)
Well, I brought my Jeep back into my dealer and he once again said he found nothing.. and said it really made no sense to him. So I left and just figured that maybe it's just the harsh weather up here in northern Minnesota. (was hardly ever above 10 degrees when the 'whine' noise started)
Then a few weeks ago, once it started getting to be 20 above all day, the whining noise suddenly stopped! I couldn't believe it and figured maybe it was just a lucky day for me.. but for the last 3 weeks, my Jeep hasn't whined once!! That was until yesterday, as the weather up here has once again dipped into the negatives, and on my way home last night... the evil whining noise came back. Sucks but now I'm pretty sure that it was just the cold weather causing the noise, because I've found no other reasoning for it. (emailed jeep.com & everything, no help at all)
#53 of 448 Front End Sound
Jun 21, 2007 (7:19 am)
My '01 JGC Laredo made the same noise, replaced the front hub bearing and the noise continued, replaced the same hub bearing again and it hasn't done it for the last 2 years. I think maybe the dealer replaced it with a new/bad part as they were footing the bill for it. Hope this helps.
#54 of 448 front end popping sound
Jun 24, 2007 (5:55 pm)
Has anyone had this problem with there jeep?When I am driving around 60mph there is a popping sound coming from the front end when I throttle to go faster then it goes away and comes back around 70ish when you start to throttle at first it only did it going up hills now it does it all the time.I climbed underneath and found the tie rod end worn I thought I solved the problem but it is still there.The drivers side boot is torn I am leaning towards that or the hub bearing.I also notice short drive shaft from the front end towards the back has end play in it.Need some advice before I start changing everything just like the jeep dealership would.....this maybe quensidental(sp)but the problem started shortly after having the dealer replace the radiator fan.......
#55 of 448 Re: front end popping sound [jsim]
Jun 24, 2007 (6:42 pm)
first what year jeep
torn boot could have ruined your axel shaft will need to replace that shaft rebuilt one is ok
drive shaft should have no play when you wiggle drive shaft look close at where it hookes up to your front axel housing if flange moves in out or up down have bad pinion berrings will need to be fixed soon
#56 of 448 Re: front end popping sound [tuggajb]
Jun 25, 2007 (4:57 pm)
the cherokee is a 99.the boot is torn I will be taken it apart this weekend.Driveshaft there is endplay but no up and down play what so ever....I am starting to wonder if they sound is caused by a pcv valve or vacuum leak as it seeemed to happen only when you put a load on the vehicle.I havent been able to find part #s for the pcv it is cheap enough and the jeep has 120m.on it.....