Sounds from the rear of my 2001 Cherokee Limited -
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 Old 10-16-2012, 09:52 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
2001 XJ Cherokee 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 3
Sounds from the rear of my 2001 Cherokee Limited

When I start out driving, it sounds like my rear brakes are grinding. I had them checked and they are ok. They said there was a sounds coming from the differential, once the transmission shifts out of first(automatic) the noise goes away. Any thoughts on what it could be?

gunner31 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 Old 12-05-2012, 06:10 AM
Registered User
2008 JK Wrangler 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Carol Stream
Posts: 9
It could be your first gear that grinds. New tranny may be needed. But I'm no expert on cars
callmelems is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 12-05-2012, 07:14 AM
Farm Wheeler
2000 TJ Wrangler 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Elkmont
Posts: 10,048
You typically have three kinds of differential noise:

With what you describe, the source may well be from somewhere else. Can the rear drive shaft on your XJ be removed and then driven without losing fluid from the transfer case? If so, remove the shaft and drive in 4wd (assuming you don’t have a 2wd XJ). This will help isolate the source of the noise.

Keep in mind that free advice can frequently be worth less than you pay for it.
mdm 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