Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Edmonton Alberta
Front end Whine/howl. Diff? wheel Bearing? U joint? What could it be?
Ok, I have a whine/howl coming from the drivers front of my jeep.
its a constant sound when driving straight, kind of a low howl and kinda quiet, almost mixes with the tire noise.
when accelorating, there is no sound. but there is holding speed, and when coming to a quicker stop kinda.
when turning right, without power, it is very loud, like over power people talking inside loud. but if I use the gas even a little bit turning right then there is no sound.
turning left is quiet.
I have no idea what it is, it is for sure coming from the front driver side.
I had some work done to fix it, but it did not fix it, they claim to have changed the u joint, and the wheel bearing hub assembly, although I am confident they didnt replace these parts.
So what could be causing this? I almost want to say its the diff, but they are factory gears and it has never been opened, the diff fluid looks good and no chunks come out when a rod with a magnet is poked around in there.
I need to get this fixed asap. I am putting 2k km on my jeep this summer going through the rockies, and dont want any problems. not to mention when turning right I feel like cranking it hard and rolling her over just to make the sound stop.
Any help would be great, thanks.
99 XJ, black, 4x4, NP231, 8.25 rear. Fully locked.
5.5" long arm lift, 35x12.5x15 Kumo KL71MT