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Strange bearing like noise

2006 Rubicon Unlimited, 6 speed. Started her up this morning and heard a bad noise that I would describe as a dry bearing sound. Something like a fan blower motor. I revved the motor a little and no effect. I also turned the heater fan OFF, and no effect. It is intermittent (don't you just love those).

It seems to go away when the motor warms up to operating temp, but starts back when it gets cold. We are having somewhat of a cold spell for eastern NC. It's been in the 30's all day.

It seems to be coming from the passenger side, and either dash or motor compartment. I got my wife to stand outside and let me drive past her tonight to see if she could hear it on the outside, but the motor was warm and the noise was hiding.

At first I thought maybe fuel pump, but now I don't have a clue.

Any ideas?

It is a mid range squeal. Not high pitched. Thanks in advance for any and all suggestions.

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2006 Unlimited Rubicon
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