So I was under the impression that my wheel hub bearings were going bad, because when I'm driving I can feel a very faint vibration/grinding kind of feel through the steering wheel. So I replaced them last week, and one of the hubs was pretty bad, and the other one wasn't all that bad.
So today, I'm driving...and I still feel this faint vibration/grinding. What else can this be? It is speed dependent, so I feel it more when going faster. Could this be something as simple as the tires? I have all season tires and they've got about 80% tread left...or can the front diff cause any vibrations?
id also like to know , im having the same issue. not positive but sounds to be front passenger side on mine. its a rotating grinding sound ,loudest at 40-50km/h .no leaks besides the stock oil drip. freshly greased u joints, diffs are filled, drive shafts clean,nothing loose. sound seems to quiet itself at faster speeds .sorry not trying to jack your thread but it seems we have the same issue so im going to ride your coat tails on this one. thks in advance
Check your front driveshaft, my Tj was making a grinding sound, checked the wheel bearings and they were fine. So i pulled the front shaft out and the double cardon joint was bad. The u joints were fine, but the centering ball was broken. i had similar symptoms
my 04 is doing same thing. I was thinkin diff bearings. But did that fix it. I'd rather replace that vs front end