Sound under the hood -

LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 10-17-2013, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Nashville
Posts: 252
Sound under the hood

What does this sound like? I have checked my fluids and they are good. The belts are good. This squealing sound only happens when the Jeep is idling. It's a 97 TJ. Thanks

Engine Sound

NRA Life Member

Last edited by mickmeister; 10-17-2013 at 08:22 PM. Reason: Add model
mickmeister is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 Old 10-18-2013, 06:01 AM
Web Wheeler
cruiser54's Avatar
1990 MJ Comanche 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Prescott
Posts: 11,104
Sounds like valvetrain a bit. Get one of these to isolate the sound.
Attached Thumbnails
Mech steth.jpg  

If you own a Renix Jeep, you'll want to check this out.

An index to over 30 write-ups can be found in the link below

My Jeep Technical Photos
cruiser54 is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 10-18-2013, 06:08 AM
Registered User
1994 YJ Wrangler 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: emporium,
Posts: 3,005

Ratmonkey donation page. all proceeds will go to his family.

it's not much to look at... but it's mine.
5.2lswap, metalcloaks, bedliner, tucked belly, d60's, soon to be nv4500 and d300.
mike_breaker_5 is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 10-18-2013, 04:10 PM
Registered User
1992 XJ Cherokee 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: umatilla
Posts: 1,961
I don't think its valvetrain.
Sounds like the belt. I just had this same thing last week. Turns out the belt was too tight and the alternator was going out. Water and steering and AC when they start to have bearing issues do that too.
Does it go away after a few minutes? If it does then its more than likely alternator.
If you gave it tested take it out to gave it tested that way you can check the bearing.
uberxj92 is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome