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#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...
#59 of 93 Re: Front end noise? [littlemissy442]
Aug 13, 2009 (10:59 am)
I did not have the same kind of noise. Nor am I a mechanic at all! But if I had to guess by your description I would have to say it sounds like a belt issue. As the motor speeds up so do your belts that drive it. A cheap and simple way to test that theory is to go to your local auto parts store and purchase a bottle of silicon spray. and while your car is in park lift the hood and on the inside of your moving belt spray a little on it. The bottle will come with a straw for the nib of the can just like a spray bottle of WD-40 for accuracy when spraying. Just a thought. Good Luck and let me know if you had any!
#60 of 93 Re: HELP -- Can't figure this out!! [littlemissy442]
Aug 13, 2009 (11:48 pm)
If you suspect a vibration in the steering at high speed plus a permanent whistle when you're moving, disconnect your alternator 'field' connector. When mine went, I could hear 'another whistle' or vibration around the engine. When you do this test turn the A/C OFF as well.
In case one or more rectifier diodes short out (inside the alternator), the alternator output will fight 'against the battery' and produce a sound you can interpretate as being a whistle
Both alternator and a/c compressor are driven by the serpentine belt, so is the power steering pump. If your belt does not rotate at a steady pace, the steering assistance will vary as well.
Aug 18, 2009 (3:53 pm)
I bought a used 2006 Jeep Liberty in February. Overall, it has been great. We had 4 brand new tires put on in March, no word about bad brakes from the mechanic. The car makes 2 or 3 different noises that all stop when pressure to the brake is applied. 1 noise is a louder, metal screeching noise, sounds like its coming from the right rear and stops when the brake is applied. It can happen at any speed, stop randomly and start again. 1 noise is a softer metal whistling noise which also stops with the brake and I think there is even a 3rd different noise but hard to tell. We also noticed a vibrating noise when the car has been shut off for a few hours. Just noticed it while working outside, it almost sounded like a cell phone vibrating but louder. It comes every 5 minutes or so.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
#62 of 93 Re: 05 liberty limited hatch noise. [mblagojevic]
Aug 26, 2009 (11:10 am)
I had the same problem on my 05 renegade. What you need to do is take it to a dealer or certified body shop, and have them adjust the latch that secures the gate to the vehicle when opening or closing. This should take came or the problem. I had to get mine adjusted 3 times. As i was just taking to around the block to test for the rattle. This was a common problem the dealer told me.
#63 of 93 Rumble/Viberation on at 70mph
Aug 26, 2009 (12:45 pm)
I have a 2005 Jeep liberty renegade. I have a rumbling noise and viberation around 70mph then it goes away and come back from around 83 up on. Does anyone have any idea as to what this could be? It seemed to start after I had the rear U-Joint replaced. So I think the U-Joint may either have a defect or is not in place correctly. Anyone else have suggestions or similar problems?
#64 of 93 Re: Noises [upstate2]
Sep 13, 2009 (4:27 pm)
From the sounds of it, you have a similar noise to the one I have in my 2006 Jeep Liberty. I purchased mine in May '09, and after a few days of driving noticed the same piercing metal noise coming from the wheels. This only happens while the Jeep is in motion, and like yours, happens at multiple speeds, randomly starts, and stops when the brake is applied.
I have taken mine back to the dealer twice. The first time they replaced the rear rotors as they had corrosion from sitting on the lot (a fairly common problem according to a friend who is a mechanic). However, the noise returned after a few days. I have been told that the noise is a result of the metal pads and rotors used on the Liberty. However, it seemed odd to me also that the breaks would be squealing while they are not even applied!
Still searching for a solution...
#65 of 93 Re: 2009 Jeep Liberty noise at a maintained 40mph [mcarver82]
Sep 14, 2009 (6:58 am)
kbeast1979. So I took the 09 liberty in and they told me the exact same thing about the flash updates and gave me some crap about the adaptive transmission? I can not drive it without getting fumed about it so it is going back tomorrow. I can at least pinpoint where the issue is this time. As soon as the tranny hits 4th (50mph), the low end has a pulsing growl, especially when a small load is put on the engine such as a slight road incline. It mostly goes away as I go faster but I can still hear it through 80mph. I would love to hear more about what Chrystler has decided to do for you because I am in the same unsatisfied boat that you were in?
Let me know, you can email me directly if you want.