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post #1 of 3 Old 05-06-2013, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
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what do u know another guy with a weird noise comming from front end of his 01 wj

its hard to hear the noise is so loud the faster you go the louder it is its a whining and if it hits a dip or something big it will stop and at a coast it stops. its been doing this for awhile now but I kept driving it and and went from NC to Va to PA back to NC and nothing got worse so I never fixed it cause I never had the money but now on my dirt road pushing a little gas it really sounds like the wheel bearing metal on metal but I still think it is the front driveshaft or transfercase the hub assembly to just swap are 89 each should I do it anyway or does someone have an idea that it is infact the front pinion. and im no mechanic but I do work on my own vehicle but should I just buck up and take it to a pro. please help thanks

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post #2 of 3 Old 05-06-2013, 05:16 PM
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a quick somewhat easy way to narrow down is to remove front driveshaft and go for a drive, if nothing changes then pull both wheel bearings and check by turning them by hand to check for any binding or noise, also check for stuck brake pistons, warped rotors, low or wrong fluid in differential, pull back the boots on the axle shafts and check for play or wear, the list goes on, its fairly hard to diagnose without being there, but that should give u main common things that can cause noise and vibrations as far as the front is concerned

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post #3 of 3 Old 05-06-2013, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
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now why didn't I think of that good that will give me what I want to know your a big help and i love this jeep forum, but there is play in the front drive shaft but I thought that was normal... and as far as fluids go I bought it with 80,000 miles on it and have about put that many on it myself and im not sure if any of the fluids have been flushed I did the transmission the other month and there was a **** load of sludge and some normal metal shavings on the magnet but obviously old fluid is the same kind of mess as low or different. the rotors were warped when I got it replaced those and fixed that and a lot of people on the forums say that sometimes there jeep is just normal loud, how do I know if mine is one of those. and if it is the front drive shaft do u know how much money to fix that or replace just a ball park thanks oh and I haven't looked but how does the front drive shaft detach? c clips?
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