So I just recently got my Jeep, and lifes been good up until now. I have two problems.
1) There is a noise/vibration in the front end driver side, it only happens when I accelerate out of first with a lot of gas, or am rolling through a stop sign in second, it will do it a bit, or if I hit a big bump on the road. I thought it was the front Wheel Bearing, which I took a look at and indeed looked like it could be replaced. I yanked that out and tossed in a new one, but the noise still remains. If anyone has any suggestions I would be THRILLLEDDD!!
2) Leaky Power Stearing problem. Doesnt appear to be the resevoir, I hear its a common problem, but So far all I have heard to fix it is to yank out the whole stearing box and rebuild. Yuck!
Maybe the motor mount, but I dont think it is the rotars or the caliper, or the alignment, It drives straight and there is no vibration in the stearing wheel. I also just had the break calipers in my hand, they looked allright, it feels like some sort of a mount is broken. I origionally thought it was the Wheel Bearing, fixed that and did a double take like oh crap, theres.... more....
No, I just put new plugs in it, and it runs great, it isnt anything with the engine or a firing problem. Its not with the 4wd, and its not with the bearing. My best guess is the motor mount. If a cyl wasnt firing, it would have to be much more rough. It isnt that loud to be honest, if I have the tunes on I cant hear it. For the most part (short of when I hold the shifter) I cant feel it either. It is also gas dependent. If I punch the gas and hold on the clutch a bit, I will hear it, like if Im on a hill or something at a stop sign, but if I ease off from first, it wont do it. Which leads me to believe it isnt super serious.
I have a similar problem with my 97. They noise/vibration seems to be coming from the drivers side under my feet. Like yours, it only does it if i give it a little more gas, but if I ease forward slowly it wont make the noise. Ive always thought it was my front driveshaft but maybe I'll check my motor mounts as well.
I'm having a problem somewhat like yours. My wrangler started the thumping or vibrating only when I started/ turned off the engine. Over a couple days it became a problem noise coming out of first gear. My first thought was the motor mounts also, I will just have to locate them and see.
If the noise goes away when you push the clutch in then you may want to think about the throwout bearing..
4wd linkage.. pretty common but hard to duplicate. Disconnect it from the tub and see if the sound goes away.
Cat converter.. if the catatlyst begins to break up it'll rattle. Normaly begins to make noise when you shut the Jeep off, then progressively gets worse.
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Did anyone find the problem with this one? My 2005 has been driving me crazy with this.
Its under the driver side and I can feel it in the floor. It mainly happens when I'm going slow through a bumpy parking lot. We checked the control arm bolts before heading to Moab in April and everything was tight. I've also had it in the shop 3 times. They can't figure it out either. I'm just waiting for something to fall off.
My only thought now is a squashed bushing.
Mine has been doing it for over a year and a half and I've only had it for 2yrs. I bought it with 25 miles on it and I've put 33,000 miles on it. With 2 trips to Moab.
mine does it to and i replaced the 4wd linkage, it still does it. it seriously feels like the drive shaft came off and is hitting the floor of the jeep, but then i look under there and everything looks tight, its driving me nucking futs
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i used get a vibration/noise in the front of mine, it seemed to be worse when i hit the gas and especially when i hit a bump. it turned out to be my fan clutch going bad and i "lost" the bottom section of my fan shroud, which made the fan hit the shroud. easy fix though! and easy to spot the markings on the the plastic shroud.