2000 grand cherokee WJ, coupe issues.
Hi there. I'm new to the forum and this is my first Jeep. So far I'm loving it, depsite the fact I've had to make a few repairs. It's nice to be able to get out into the mountains without having to barrow my brothers truck.
Ok, first issue: There's a whine coming from my rear end. It's noticable even at low speeds, and increases just slightly with speed. Doesn't seem to be brought on by any kind of conditions, it just does it every time I go anywhere. I called and asked the dealership and they "informed" me that this was normal on the all time four wheel drive models. They didn't sound very confident so I thought I'd ask if anyone else has experienced this and what they did about it.
I did check the fluid level earlier today, it was a tad low, nothing major, but I brought it up a little anyway but it didn't seem to make a difference.
My second issue kinda involves the first in a weird way.
By the way the dealership said this was normal too.
I know I need an alignment, it pulls to the right, vibrates at freeway speeds, and has some uneven tire wear. But what I'm experiencing is a little strange to me. At idle in drive, if I just let off the brake and let it go with no throttle it will move forward, but it... Wobbles, I guess you would say. I think the best way to describe it is that it feels like one of my tires is slightly egg shaped. And the whole rig will rock back and forth a little, not violently, but it doesn't seem normal in any way to me.
Here's the kicker, when it does this wobble, the volume of the whining noise seems to fluctuate in perfect unison with the wobble.
So has anyone experienced these problems either together or seperately? Could it all be my alignment and tires? Is this all "normal" operation? Any advice would be awesome. Thanks.