Rear-end Noise. PLEASE HELP!!!
My 97 Grand Cherokee makes a dull, grinding sound whenever I make slow, tight turns. It makes the same sound whether turning right or left. It sounds like it's coming from the rear, outer wheel bearings.
I had them replaced about a month ago and the noise went away--for a while. Now, I hear the noise only after having driven for an hour or more. It's been significantly diminished but still there.
Also, I hear a somewhat loud whirring sound when the vehicle is moving.
When I reported this to the shop, they told me that, since the outer wheel bearings have been recently replaced, they'd have to look at the 'pumpkin'.
They said that they could diagnose the problem only by tearing it apart. That's 6 hours labor which I'd have to pay for if they don't find anything wrong? My extended warranty will pay if there's a problem with the 'pumpkin'.
Does anyone out there have any direct experience with this problem or can offer suggestions as to what the problem might be?
Any feedback will be APPRECIATED.
2004 Grand Cherokee Limited