When driving to work the other day with the radio off I noticed a whinning coming from the driver side front tire ( at least I think its the front tire). Sounds like the tire is rubbing on something. Stopped checked the tires, no rubbing, tread OK, no leaking,, all seams fine. Start back up whinning starts again when I go over 10-15mph. I don't think its a differential problem because noise continues whether i'm on or off the gas. Anyone have any suggestions as to what this could be?
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee
I've had the car for about 8 months( purchesed from in-laws) , its 6 cyl , with select-track. (Not sure about quadra-drive) Definately didn't have this noise before. Its pretty loud whith the window open.
I haven't hit any curbs or large bumps. Just city driving to and from work. Car drives straight with no pulling either way. I did change the driver side rear tire 2 months ago, but this noise just started the other day.
Have you tried to jack that side up and spin the wheel, also a stethescope or a screwdriver with your ear pressed against it will help narrow down where it comes from.
Things that go whine;
No oil in the front diff
pulleys and tensioners
Check your belt
Rotate the tires to see if that helps
It's just at 36,000 miles you should not have those problems.
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I'll have to jack the car up tonight for closer inspection, But all looked ok ( brakes, tires, etc) Tire tread patterns are all the same with the passagner side rear tire having the least amount of ware. I aired up all tires and was still getting the noise. The whine is hard to tell if its coming from front or back, but i can't believe a new tire could make that much noise.
With a unibody it's difficult to pin down noises. Re you feeling any vibration in the wheel or on the gas pedal/ floor area?
I would start with the diffs because hopefully you'll eliminate an expensive problem first. Check your front and rear differential fluid. Unfortunately if it is low on fluid and already whining that not a good thing. Check them and if OK check your transfer case fluid.
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