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Unread 02-13-2003, 09:48 PM   #1
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Throttle cable FROZEN, and GRINDING noise....

I am new to this site and have a couple questions..


is there a fix to a frozen throttle cable? when its below 30 my cable freezes up and i have to warm the jeep up for about 30+min to get it to work...

also when i drive i hear a grinding noise...could be rotors but you would feel them if there warped. If it is the transfercase how expensive is that to fix? My grand cherokee lerado has 56k on her now.

thanks
joel

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Unread 02-13-2003, 11:08 PM   #2
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Have you tried blowing some compressed air through the cable to blow any moisture out? The only other thought I have is to replace the cable.

On the grinding noise, where does it sound like it is coming from? Front wheels, engine, transmission, transfer case, differential, rear wheels? The grinding sound could come from warn bearings, warn brake pads and frozen calipers (I had that problem on a 93), gear problems in the differential, etc. Try to isolate it a little more.
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Unread 02-14-2003, 06:04 PM   #3
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Does the grinding noise only occur when you put your foot on the brake? Many, if not all, disc brake pads have a metal tab on them to indicate when the pad is worn and needs replacing. When the pad wears down this tab comes in contact with the outside edge of the rotor and makes a grinding sound to tell the driver to change his brakes. If you remove one of your wheels and take a close look at the brake pads you should be able to tell if this is what is happening.
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Unread 02-14-2003, 07:11 PM   #4
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the noise sounds like it is coming from under the back seat....isnt that loud when coasting...but when i hit the gas slightly it get louder....i hope it isnt the transfer case
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Unread 02-15-2003, 01:53 PM   #5
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I wonder if it might be the universal joint in your rear driveline? Some U-Joints require regular lubing. You might poke your head under there and see if yours has a zerk fitting. If it does, then you should probably lube the joint. While you're at it, you might as well lube everything else too. I would never trust JiffyLube to find all of the lube points on the underside of my Jeep....then again I wouldn't trust them to change my oil either.
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