1997 Jeep Wrangler Noises
My wife and I just bought a 1997 Jeep Wrangler. There is a chirping noise that is intermittent. Sometimes, it is very loud upon ignition, sometimes just when driving with no noticeable pattern. Occasionally, it will be absent for quite a while, sometimes for a whole day. We had the belt replaced - first with a Delco belt and then with a factory belt. (The mechanic hoped there would be a slight difference in size.) It sounds like metal to metal to me, but my wife doesn't hear it that way. There is also an occasional "clunking" sound underneath the carriage. We had the whole rear end replaced right after we bought it. It had Detroit Lockers that had incorrectly installed and had chewed up the gears. Also, the rear brakes had been installed backwards on the right side. This has been corrected. It is much more stable now and the gas mileage has improved with the replacement of a very dirty air filter. The power steering fluid was empty but has been replaced.
Can someone please shed a light on these noises?