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Jeep Cherokee Grand Cherokee Noises and Sounds



  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,059
    Is the tapping regular? Does its frequency change with engine speed? Could it just be thermal expansion while the engine or exhaust manifold are heating?

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  • jaco4jaco4 Posts: 5
    I am the one with the 2004 Grand Cherokee. I turned :confuse: the air conditioner off. Still makes this tapping sound. As you go
    faster the tapping sound also goes faster. Only happens
    on first time start up. Antbody else have this problem?
    Please advise.
  • jaco4jaco4 Posts: 5
    Yes the tapping sound is regular only in the first start up.
    It does change frequency with engine speed. I read that someone mention using this Marvel Mystery Oil,should i use it?
    I found new "evidence',this stops when the oil gauge reaches
    210 ,which is normal? I need more advice from somebody please?
  • 94jeep94jeep Posts: 2
    my jeep chatters @2000 rpm when it warms but when it shifts gears it stops
  • I am new at this and my skills in mechanical repairs are limited. But I have spend many hours reading just what could go wrong with my Cherokee Sport, and how much the part would cost. One site I was on recommended replacing this part to stop a tapping sound on cold engines. The part did not look that large, almost like a short pipe, located somewhere near the transmission. I hope the experts can gleam something from what little I have added. Good luck. 3rdjpowner :D
  • jaco4jaco4 Posts: 5
    I am the one who has the 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee with 40,000 miles and has that tapping sound. It is only on the first start,last s about 20 or 30 minutes then goes away.
    The tapping is a regular,every morning and yes the sound goes faster when the acelarator is pushed down. I really need some suggestions! Please! :confuse:
  • 94jeep94jeep Posts: 2
    my jeep chatters 2000 rpm when it warms but when it shifts through the gears it quits i have notice oil pressure is a little low
  • tuggajbtuggajb Posts: 646
    sounds like lifter have you tryed marvel mistry oil in the engine?
  • I have a 2002 JGC with 100,000 miles. It is now making a sound like the one you would hear if you put a baseball card in the spokes of bicycle wheel. The sound is loudest at the gear shift lever. It comes on when I take my foot off the accelerator, gets louder as I brake, and also comes on when the Jeep goes over a dip in the road. It does not sound when I accelerate, when I'm in reverse, or when the front drive shaft is out. So far we have checked the transmission, put in a different transfer case, put in a different drive shaft, and taken out the dust filters on both ends of the drive shaft. Everyone who has worked on it is now out of ideas. Can anyone out there solve this mystery?
  • mmelkimmelki Posts: 4
    I have a completely stock Jeep Cherokee 2000, no lift, no big tires, ALL STOCK. I just changed the track bar, steering stabilizer shock, drivers front U-joint and drivers front ball joints(upper and lower) and a steering alignment. I have "death wobble". What I want to know is why my Jeep makes a clunking sound when I turn at slower speeds, 1mph-25mph. It loves to make the noise when sharper turns are made. What could it be? Also noted I experienced a "death wobble" one week ago and it shook my steering wheel crooked, which is now fixed. Since then my 4 wheel drive light doesn't turn on anymore but the 4 wheel drive low and high both work properly. I don't care about the "death wobble" anymore, I just want to elimate the sound that it is making when I turn so that I can trade in my Jeep and return the favor to the dealership. Thank you in advance. If you would like you can email me @ [email protected]
  • hello yes i have kind of the same problem, when i dive under neath where my door is a winding sound and only comes on when im driving but has gotten louder. You have any ideas?
  • i have many problems right now that i am not quite sure of. There is a griding noise under my side of the car my my door. im not quite sure wat it is any ideas? i also have a problem with my quad trac not goin into neutral or 4lo. any ideas thanks
  • jaco4jaco4 Posts: 5
    I am the 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee that had the mysterious
    tappin sound that would only be present on a first start up
    and would last about 30 minutes. Well this got progressively
    worse where every start up I would hear this sound! The sound still goes away at 1500 RPM. I took it to the Jeep dealer,they said it was an emission leak,needed new hoses! Another mechanics told me to live with it! I went to 4 mechanics that told me everything from piston slapping to my lifters! The solution. I went to another small shop. This gentleman worked 20 years for Jeep. He knew right off the bat what it was! Now guys and girls if you have this tapping sound like mine ,check to replace your EVAP PURGE SOLENOID!
    Thing runs like a top! :) Thanks to all that gave me suggestions! Nice site!
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,059
    That's nice to know, Jaco! Thanks for the feedback.

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    SUVs and Smart Shopper
  • Noise, rattles coming from back of my 1999 Grand Cherokee,
    mostly when going over small bumps, sounds like interior panels, head liner or rear hatch

    I installed some long sheet metal screws in side panels, this helped reduce the noises.
  • My 1999 Grand Cherokee makes a loud craking sound when door is opened and closed. its is caused by a broken door stop

    has anyone replaced or fixed this problem without going to the dealer?
  • I also have a 96 jcs 4.0 liter and i have the same noise when i let off the throttle and it goes away when i step on the gas again i was told it was the chain in the t-case if so does it have to be rebuilt or can it be adjusted i only have 105000 on jeep and it was stock until i got it and put 31's on it (aprox 6000 miles ago) all fluids are fresh any info please
  • Can anyone tell me how to replace the rear wheel bearings and seal on a 97 JGC 4 wheel drive.
  • Matt,
    Did you find out the problem with your jeep. I had the same problem. I have since changed the motor mounts, transfer case, and both front end barons. Talk about getting ripped off, it's still there. Very weird, when I let off the gas it make the noise in the front drivers side under the hood. It sounds like it's in the front axle.
  • Just this morning, while I was going over a bump, it sounded like something on my car was hitting the ground and it was scraping it. I don’t know what it is, but it’s a loud noise. It sounds like it’s coming from my LF and the sound is only when I go over large bumps (Speed bumps) or potholes. Anybody have any idea what it might be?
  • tuggajbtuggajb Posts: 646
    if it is 4x4 i would check the front wheel bearings if only one has goon bad could make noise you say
  • I have an 04 Jeep Grand Cherokee that I just bought used at 45,000 miles. The steering is making a funny whistling noise when I turn. It sounds like you can change the pitch by slightly turning the wheel in either direction when it is doing this. Fluid is full and no problems exist with steering capabilities. Anyone have a problem such as mine?
  • Please help.

    My Jeep is a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

    I hear a hissing and/or whooshing sound as soon as I start the engine. The sound seems to be coming from under the dash by the brake booster.

    When I press down on the brake pedal at any time, the hissing/whooshing sound stops. But when I release the brake pedal, then step on the gas pedal, the sound starts again.

    The braking system works great.

    Any advice???
    Please help. Sure would appreciate it!!!
  • I'm having a similar problem with my '04 Cherokee 4.0 ltr I-6. I can't get the belt to stop squeaking! I've replace the idler arm tensioner and pulley, the power steering pulley, the alternator, and the belt 3 times. It quits squeaking for a few days, then it comes back. Sometimes its a faint "chirp, chirp, chirp", other times it screams!Frusterating!
  • steverstever Posts: 52,462
    I forgot where I saw it now, but some belts (Gates, iirc) have logos that are painted onto the belts. The paint can cause chirping. Putting belt dressing on the belt will mask the symptoms for a few days until the dressing wears off.

    I'll see if I can find that link....

    [edit] ah, here it is - worth a shot:

    jlflemmons, "Chevrolet Blazer Engine and Performance Issues" #45, 6 Apr 2007 5:56 am
  • Hey guys, I have recently noticed a loud clunking sound in the front end when I go over bumps. I also can feel it under my feet. :confuse: It has gotten louder over the last 2 weeks. I thought it might be due to the frigid temps here in central Illinois, but I only have about 700 miles left on my warranty, and naturally the dealer can't get me in until next week. They are and have been worthless :mad: Has anyone experienced this problem??? I am worried that the warranty will expire before I get it in and I will get royally F*%ked. Thanks for your assistance!!
  • I have an '04 grand cherokee and it makes this odd, intermittent, grinding metal noise (as if my muffler were scraping along the ground as I drive... but its not). It sounds like its coming from the rear end around the diff, although I just had the diff replaced not too long ago at a shop. Nothing appeared to be out of place so I've waved it off as something maybe getting stuck around my wheels. Just wanted to know if any of you guys have experienced this or know what it could be.

    Input would be much appreciated!!
    - Conor
  • sprintsprint Posts: 1
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,059

    What did the dealer say? Did they check the brakes for you?

    tidester, host
    SUVs and Smart Shopper
  • jamzusajamzusa Posts: 7
    I agree fully with you. Sounds like this guy knows nothing about cars at all to describe what he just did as I haven't a clue what it would be by that description.... You need to do some investigating unless you have an endless bank account and can afford a mechanic to, probably, rip you off diagnosing it as he'll see for sure you know nothing and are an easy target. This almost sounds like a blonde woman describing her car issue.... Sorry but you need to educate yourself on your own car more. That's my advice. That description helps nothing to solve your problem from my standpoint.
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