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#49 of 93 2004 Jeep Liberty is whining!
May 01, 2009 (6:19 am)
I just purchased a 2004 Jeep Liberty and on the way home from the dealer I began to notice a high pitched whining noise that seemed to happen when I turned the wheel to the left. I might even describe it as a metal-on metal sound. The noise would stop when I hit the brakes. I took it back to the dealer the next day and they said they couldn't find anything wrong with it. Since then, the noise seems to increase after I've been driving for a while and also when I turn the wheel in either direction. It still stops when I hit the brakes. Any ideas on what this could be??
Thanks for the help!
#50 of 93 Re: 2004 Jeep Liberty is whining! [cathief]
May 03, 2009 (9:40 am)
Assuming your brake pads don't stick, clean your brake piston seals. Some seals have a special shape (several lips in a wave pattern) that forces the pistons to retract from their most outwards position, after the brakes are released.
If this doesn't work, look at the master cylinder 'home' position: you could have a bad pedal assembly that doesn't release the master cylinder when your foot is off.
#51 of 93 2005 Liberty Sport 50K Miles- read end clunking noise
Jul 04, 2009 (12:22 pm)
My liberty has developed a noise only when cold.
It sounds like a universal joint.
When I first start the car and drive forward- no noise.
When I turn right, I hear clunk, clunk, clunk that vaires with speed so I know it is drive train and the noise is coming from the rear.
As soon as I straighten out the noise goes away.
After driving straight for 1 minute- the noise is gone until the car sits overnight.
I am suspecting the rear differential as the cause.
#52 of 93 Re: 2005 Liberty Sport 50K Miles- read end clunking noise [jhfuchs625]
Jul 05, 2009 (5:25 am)
This is the first time I ever posted an aswer to a problem, I hope I'm right.
I had the same problem. It would make more of a chatter noise rather than clunk, clunk. I guess the exact sound is in the ears of the beholder. Anyway, my vehicle had 80K miles and never had a differential oil change. I changed it out with some good Mobile 1 Synthentic Gear Lubricant 75W-140. And since my rear end is Tracc-lok equiped, I added in a tube of Limited Slip Additive.
Note: Trac-lok differential equipped vehicles should be road tested by making 10 to 12 slow figure-eight turns. This maneuver will pump the lubricant through the clutch discs to eliminate a possible chatter noise.
If that doesn't work then other areas to check would be...
Damaged drive shaft.
Missing drive shaft balance weight(s).
Worn or out of balance wheels.
Loose wheel lug nuts.
Damaged axle shaft bearing(s).
Loose pinion gear nut.
Excessive pinion yoke run out.
Bent axle shaft(s).
Check for loose or damaged front end components or engine/transmission mounts. These components can contribute to what appears to be a rear end vibration. Do not overlook engine accessories, brackets and drive belts. All driveline components should be examined before starting any repair.
I hope this was a good post.
GoodLuck, and let me know what the final fix is.
#53 of 93 2009 Jeep Liberty noise at a maintained 40mph
Jul 14, 2009 (7:31 am)
I just purchased a new 2009 Liberty a month ago. And about 2 weeks ago I noticed a significant vibration feeling in the gas pedal starting at around 40 mph. And this weekend I went out of town on the highway for the first time and once I got it to about 70-75 mph I felt like I couldn't go any faster like it was being held back and could feel the same vibration. Also, when I am at a stand still I really have to push the accelerator pedal to get it to move whether it is in D or R. And when it finally does move it jumps and is not smooth. Finally, when I coast down a hill I notice my Jeep doesn't accelerate at all when I let off the accelerator no matter what grade of the hill I am going down. In fact it usually is slowing down even. Please someone help!
#54 of 93 Pulsating grinding/creaking noise
Aug 10, 2009 (7:30 am)
Has anyone experienced a pulsating grinding/creaking noise with a 2004 Jeep Liberty?
A pulsating grinding/creaking noise is resonating from the rear left hand side of the car. The noise can be heard at lower speeds and whether I am or am not pressing on the break. The grinding sounds is not constant, it is a pulsing sound based on the speed of the car. If traveling at 20mph, the noise is quick with little time between intervals. When slowed down to near 5mph, the noise is drawn out with moderate time between intervals.
The breaks have been replaced. The car has been brought to the dealer (whom blamed the breaks, incorrectly). I have also taken it to another mechanic (whom blamed the tires, incorrectly - why would rubber cause metal creaking/grinding noises? oye!)
Has anyone experienced this, or know what may be causing it? Please help!
Thank you in advance!
#55 of 93 Re: 2009 Jeep Liberty noise at a maintained 40mph [kbeast1979]
Aug 12, 2009 (2:45 pm)
I bought an 09 last week and just now am noticing the same grumble and vibration in certain gears mainly through the gas pedal. It does feel like something is stuck, maybe a brake caliper? On the interstate it does hesitate and jump between gears like you said, I would like to hear someone who might know what is going on? Looks like a trip to the dealer this weekend!
#56 of 93 HELP -- Can't figure this out!!
Aug 13, 2009 (10:00 am)
I have a 2003 Jeep Liberty Sport, about 74,000 miles on it. I have taken very good care and have had the scheduled maintenence done on time every time. I took a 2 hour trip last month and noticed (with my front windows down) that I hear a whistling noise. I know it's not from the back, but from the front. I don't seem to have any problems with the breaks...I stop okay and there doesn't seem to be any tension or problems pressing on the break pedal. The noise is only there when I accelerate and as long as I'm in a moving position. I guess it could sound like metal on metal. Once I stop, the noise is gone. I checked the belts and things around engine that I could. Nothing seems to be missing or cracked. I then took it on another road trip for a few hours and at one time, it seemed as though my jeep was idling different, but I can't be sure because it could have been me in panic mode. Anyways, I finally took it into the shop today and described what was going on. They test drove it and said they heard the light whistling but that they think it's the transmission noise. That some vehicles have that noise and there was nothing to worry about. Unfortunately now I think my steering wheel is vibrating a little, which I would think may be from brake issues?? Also perhaps my alignment is off at high speeds. I am frusterated because the shop tells me it's fine, but I never used to have the whistling until about a month ago. I don't drive it 4 wheeling. It's just back and forth to work mostly... Any suggestions?
#57 of 93 Re: 2009 Jeep Liberty noise at a maintained 40mph [mcarver82]
Aug 13, 2009 (10:23 am)
You had the same problem as I. The dealer told us chrysler came out with a flash upgrade for the computer to install with the same description. The problem was so severe in my Jeep it did not fix it and now the district managers of chrysler are evaluating the vehicle after throwing a new front and rear driveshafts at it and $3000 dollars. We are now in the process of trying to get a different new one. Good Luck!
#58 of 93 Re: Front end noise? [tmach]
Aug 13, 2009 (10:23 am)
Just wondering if you ever figured what the noise was. i have a 2003 Jeep Liberty Sport that makes a whining sound whenever I have it in a moving position... Thought perhaps might be same thing...it could be more of a whistle though...