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Unread 01-09-2014, 06:51 AM   #1
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Help 2012 Jeep liberty

I recently bought a 2012 jeep liberty limited. 43000k it's runs great. We just had about 2 feet of snow in 3 days roads were real icy and to run in 4 wheel lock a few times (drove real slow). However even if I'm in 4wd lock or 2 WD when I turn it makes a grinding noise. Is this normal? It only does when I turn and the sharper I turn the worse it sounds. Makes no noise when driving straight. Just wondering if anyone has had similar issue.

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Unread 01-09-2014, 07:16 AM   #2
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Possibly a bad CV joint?

If I were you I'd get it checked out asap.

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Unread 01-09-2014, 08:43 AM   #3
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I have noticed this in my 2012 sport, Every time I notice it though its when there is snow on the ground and thats what is causing the noise. Hope that helps.
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Unread 01-09-2014, 09:25 AM   #4
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Is your traction control kicking in?
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Unread 01-09-2014, 09:36 AM   #5
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sound like traction control to me. it makes a horrid noise if you arent used to that sound
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Unread 01-09-2014, 11:36 AM   #6
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Do you see any lights?

from the owner manual:

The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” located
in the instrument cluster will start to flash as soon
as the tires lose traction and the ESC system becomes
active. The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
Light” also flashes when the TCS is active. If the “ESC
Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” begins to flash
during acceleration, ease up on the accelerator and apply
as little throttle as possible. Be sure to adapt your speed
and driving to the prevailing road conditions.

Things to note:
• The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light”
and the “ESC OFF Indicator Light” come on momentarily
each time the ignition switch is turned ON.
• Each time the ignition is turned ON, the ESC system
will be ON even if it was turned off previously.
• The ESC system will make buzzing or clicking sounds
when it is active. This is normal; the sounds will stop
when ESC becomes inactive following the maneuver
that caused the ESC activation.
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Unread 01-09-2014, 05:58 PM   #7
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No lights. Roads cleared today and it doesn't do it unless snowy road. Which I guess would point to traction control?
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Unread 01-09-2014, 06:13 PM   #8
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No lights. Roads cleared today and it doesn't do it unless snowy road. Which I guess would point to traction control?
Most likely. I'm sure others will agree, but the smallest piece of ice can set of the traction control. Heck, it was turning on for me the other night when I didn't even know there was still ice in my driveway as I reversed into my spot.
It is a noise you have to get used to, but it's just how the system works.
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Unread 01-10-2014, 01:20 PM   #9
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The symbol will light up on the dash when the traction control kicks in, its a pic of a jeep with swerve marks. Its probably what your hearing, but look for that symbol next time.
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Unread 01-11-2014, 12:45 AM   #10
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Normal. The tires crunch on the snow and make a noise. The traction control makes a noise. The suspension makes a noise when it's cold. Jeeps make noise
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Unread 01-11-2014, 01:29 AM   #11
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The symbol will light up on the dash when the traction control kicks in, its a pic of a jeep with swerve marks. Its probably what your hearing, but look for that symbol next time.
The light doesn't always turn on, atleast not in my cases. When my front kicks in(from the lift mostly) it won't turn the light on.
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Unread 01-11-2014, 08:03 PM   #12
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Any vehicle in 4wd will make a thumping/slightly grinding noise while making sharp turns.
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