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Unread 11-02-2005, 09:16 AM   #1
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Driverside Whining Noise

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?

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Unread 11-02-2005, 09:23 AM   #2
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Do you have quadra-drive? How long have you had it?

QD makes a considerable "whine" that is normal. Perhaps you just didn't notice it before
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Unread 11-02-2005, 09:33 AM   #3
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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.
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Hmm, are your lug nuts tight? I would look over the steering components in the front and verify everything is tight.

You didn't hit a bump or go over a curb prior to this noise starting, did you? It almost sounds like maybe the alignment is way off. Is it driving straight without any pulling to one side?

I'm still thinking. Need coffee.
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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.
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Unread 11-02-2005, 09:55 AM   #6
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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;
Wheel bearings
Brakes
No oil in the front diff
pulleys and tensioners
water pumps
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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Are all of your tires the same tread pattern? Do they have the same amount of tread left? Are you in 4 full time or 2wd?

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Unread 11-02-2005, 10:07 AM   #8
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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.
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Unread 11-02-2005, 10:22 AM   #9
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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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Unread 11-02-2005, 03:27 PM   #10
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It's probably just the hub bearing. Do alot of these on the grands... Hope this helps. Go to napa and get it though. Cause were to high on the part. thank chrysler for that one...
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