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Unread 06-24-2014, 01:14 PM   #1
cones
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2005 WK noise when turning wheels....

So i have this odd noise when im turning the wheel left at speeds over 60-70kph and going straight at 90+kph.

when im turning the wheel a bit to the right it is all good.

all brakes are new.
wheels just done with road force machine.
tires rotated.
on the lift and makes very little noise but in the right front side.
buddy attached those listening devices all over and went for a drive, it was quiet.

when im driving it *sounds* like it is coming from driver front wheel. when you are in the passenger front seat, it sounds like, and can feel, from passenger front wheel.

at higher speeds when making left turns there is a bit of a hesitation/resistance/feedback through the steering wheel.

everything is fine when making right turns.

i can describe the noise as a sinusoidal humming... gets louder/quieter/louder in a constant turn.

any ideas before i go start switching wheel bearings at 400bux a side?

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Unread 06-24-2014, 01:57 PM   #2
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I have the same vehicle - I am assuming 4WD. First thing I would do is crawl under the front end and see if your axle boots are intact. If there is a hole or tear in one, road dirt can enter and score the bearing surfaces. If that is the case you may need a new CV axle or axles. If that is not the case, raise the front wheels and see if there is up and down play on the tires. That could mean bad bearings.

A shop can easily diagnose this for you.
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Unread 06-24-2014, 04:22 PM   #3
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No play... that was checked.

I had a safety inspection done on it as well... cost about 3.5k in repairs to register out of province haha. They replaced control arm and stuff.
Not sure if the same thing.
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Unread 06-24-2014, 06:34 PM   #4
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So i have this odd noise when im turning the wheel left at speeds over 60-70kph and going straight at 90+kph.

when im turning the wheel a bit to the right it is all good.

all brakes are new.
wheels just done with road force machine.
tires rotated.
on the lift and makes very little noise but in the right front side.
buddy attached those listening devices all over and went for a drive, it was quiet.

when im driving it *sounds* like it is coming from driver front wheel. when you are in the passenger front seat, it sounds like, and can feel, from passenger front wheel.

at higher speeds when making left turns there is a bit of a hesitation/resistance/feedback through the steering wheel.

everything is fine when making right turns.

i can describe the noise as a sinusoidal humming... gets louder/quieter/louder in a constant turn.

any ideas before i go start switching wheel bearings at 400bux a side?
Sounds like the perfect description of a wheel hub assembly going to me . When you turn left at speed it loads up the right (passenger) side bearing and causes the humming . the wk uses a sealed hub assembly unit and you will rarely see any play unless they are extremely bad .I wouldn't even bother trying to switch them around. Rock auto has them pretty cheap . a couple hours work in your garage or about 1 hour book time at the shop .
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Unread 06-26-2014, 06:35 PM   #5
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replaced front passenger wheel bearing.

it is the quietest that jeep has ever been.

but now i can hear the worn out e-brake shoe on rear passenger side

at least it stopped making death rattle noises.

thanks!
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Unread 06-26-2014, 09:05 PM   #6
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Would having the bolts the hold the hub on too tightly cause this issue?
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