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Jeep Cherokee Grand Cherokee Noises and Sounds



  • Are you sure that it is coming from the dash, or could it be in the engine compartment?
  • sneallsneall Posts: 3
    For Jeepins. You need knew brakes mort likely. Brake pads come with a little wear tab built into the side and once you use up most of the pad over time the little tab begins to drag along the rotor when "A your backing up" or "B your driving with out using the brake" if your problem is the brakes you should get it fixed soon before that tab damages the rotor beyond its resurfacing point or you will have to replace the rotor as well.
  • alcu77alcu77 Posts: 5
    I have a 2001 JGC Limited, and the rear axle has been making that similar noise for 2 years now, but it sounds more like a high pitched whee-whee-whee, and it also accelerates as i pick up speed. I had tires, brakes, and rotors checked and all was ok. It was chalked up-to a bent axle, because removing the wheel showed the rotor cocking side to side when rin drive and vehicle on hoist. To summarize, you'll need to take your jeep to the mechanic, put it on a hoist, put it in drive and watch both wheels on front/back axle (whichever one noise is coming from). then remove the wheels and see if sound is still there. if not, its your wheel. if so, watch your rotors when in drive to see if the cock from side-to-side, if so, look for scoring on the rotor and uneven smoothness when rubbing your finger across rotor face (perform when vehicle is in park only ... be careful b/c rotors may be hot). if rotor is uneven, then change your rotors or get them turned (cheaper). if rotors are smooth, even, and not scored, then most likely you axle is bent (5K to change ... just live with it - that is my problem)

    Hope I helped. My issue now, is when I turn on the driver side A/C, it blows heat, but passenger side will blow cold air. we hadn't used the A/C in about a year. it is also a climate controlled system.

    have any advice?
  • alcu77alcu77 Posts: 5
    my 2001 JGC limited will not blow cold A/C on drivers side. when at coldest setting, passenger side blows cold A/C, but driver side blows Heat!

    any advice for personal troubleshooting?
  • hmessingerhmessinger Posts: 3
    i have been noticing that as i drive on any kind of bumpy road i hear a loud clicking under my car by my front tire, and i am not sure if it is dangerous. i took it to a mechanic, but as soon as i got there it stopped. they checked the area out and said they didnt see anything, but i know somethigs wrong. could it maybe be shocks or struts? or maybe wheel bearings? i dont know but i am really worried. if you have any info please help!
  • tango04tango04 Posts: 1
    I just bought a 2001 Cherokee. It drives great and is smooth, but when stopping, a thump, thump, thump noise comes from under. Only when stopping. Have looked for the obvious but found nothing. Any answers?
  • bknight2bknight2 Posts: 1
    2001 Jeep Cherokee grinding noise when in Park and Nuetral + No pwr windows


    I have a 2001 Jeep Cherokee Laredo and recently observed that when the jeep is in park and nuetral there's a very load grinding noise coming from the engine. In addition, the wiper, radio, pwr windows, etc does not work while this is going on. Left the Jeep with my mechanic over-night, the next morning the problem cleared up...gone, no more noise.
    Suddenly the same problem re-appeared again approx 5wks later with the same results.

    Any idea what is the problem and the repair solution.

  • tuggajbtuggajb Posts: 646
    would think that the charging system is at fault pos bad alt or regulator as the other items are powered by electricity
  • damndamn Posts: 4
    How can I check and see if my 4x4 is working? I heard a pop sound like a rock does under a tire sometime. it seems to engage fine no weird sounds or rattles I checked everything under the jeep no leaks or anything all seemed ok . Thanks Jake
  • 98jeep198jeep1 Posts: 1
    I have a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0ltr Auto
    For the last few months it has picked up a problem when on full lock either left or right, forward or backwards there is a clicking noise and its there no matter how fast or slow you go but once you take it off full lock its gone! :confuse: I changed the CV Joint hoping this would cure the noise but nothing! :cry:
    Can anyone help?
  • ecunniffeecunniffe Posts: 6
    sounds like a u-joint to me. try jacking front and rear up on jacks. take tires on at a time and move back and forth and watch u-joints. there should be no play where caps are.
  • We are thinking about buying a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee with about 26,000 miles on it. Its a V8 4x4 4.7 Liter. As we test drove it and made a heavy acceleration it made a really deep echo squawk. When its just idle in park and you rev the motor it does it just under 3000 rpms. Any ideas or information of what this could be before we buy this thing. Its still under factory warranty but I just dont want to buy something that is going to have problems later on down the road.. thanks...
  • zeke52zeke52 Posts: 1
    I own a 2005 JGC 5.7 with all time 4WD. About two years ago the front wheels started making a grinding noise when backing up and turning the wheels. It sounded like my old JC when in 4wd low. I took it for service where I bought it and they changed the fluids and told me that sound was normal at start up and it would go away as I drove. It did. The intensity of the grinding has only gotten worse, so I took it to another dealer to diagnose the problem and they said I needed some special additive in the fluids but some grinding was normal. It is now to a point where the grinding is much more intense at start up and the noise and feeling in the steering wheel persists for the first 5 min of driving when making turns. It never quite seems to be a smooth driving as it was when new.

    I am just wondering if this really is normal with nothing to worry about or can I expect a major breakdown sometime in the future.

    Any thoughts would be appreciated.
  • I am having the same problem. It is getting worse everyday! Let me know if you figure anything out and I'll do the same! Good luck. - Robyn
  • damndamn Posts: 4
    I have an 03 grand cherokee when I turn on the ac the check engine light comes on and temp gauge says it is over heating. As soon as I turn off the ac the temp goes down and light goes off. Do I need a new compressor or just freon? Thanks Jake
  • First off, when you turn on the A/C, is it blowing cold? Does the blower operate properly at all fan speeds? If these two things are working properly, then your compressor is fine and you don't need any freon. Does the temp gauge show that it is overheating while driving, or just when you're parked? If it does this while the truck is moving, your A/C isn't causing this problem. It sounds like more of an electrical problem to me. Check your connections, especially at the battery and the alternator, and see if that solves the problem.
  • damndamn Posts: 4
    It heated up wwhile sitting.the ac does not blow cold it is about as cool as a regular fan in the house does.Thanks Jake
  • With the engine running and the A/C on, look under the hood and see if the compressor is kicking on. If the freon is low, it should kick on and off every few seconds. Let me know what you find.
  • mangulomangulo Posts: 2
    we have been having for over a year a very loud clanking noise in the front. it started on one side now it is both sides whenever you back up or turn. we have had it to the dealer and different repair shops. have been told to drive it to dead and also have spent about $3,000 on trying to fix it. have been told trans trouble, brake trouble but not what i think (heaven help me a lowley women) it sounds like something in the power steering or something that is connected with the wheels and chasis. nobody on the other sites has answered me yet and it is embarassing to drive with my husband when the other car is in the shop, you should see the people jump when we turn or back up. what wrong with this ****car?
  • ecunniffeecunniffe Posts: 6
    Hvae you had the front bearings replaced yet? You can check these by jacking the front end up and try moving the tire - if any play the bearings are gone and need to be replaced, cost for bearings are about $160 each.
    Another thing to check is the wheels themselves, are these stock or aftermarket? some aftermarket wheels will loosen up after few miles of driving on them and need retorquing/ tightening.
  • We just got our jeep into the dealership. It was the transfer case. Luckily it was under warrenty still! Good luck with the grinding!
  • pell312pell312 Posts: 8
    I know that noise too well.......Loud clunking noise from what sounds like the front driver's side axle or wheel? You can feel a thud under your feet? TRANSFER CASE . Jeep knows that they installed defective transfer cases but refuses to be responsible. I'm replacing mine for the SECOND time (1300 bucks!) Jeep recalled 1990-1998 model years GC 4X4's for defective transfer cases. Mine's a 2000, so Jeep says, basically, it sucks to be me.
  • Fivestar2,

    I had a 2002 Grand Cherokee Limited and had the problem of "water sloshing behind dash"...what happened was my water pump went out and I had blown a head gasket and that was antifreeze "sloshing" around in cost me $1000 to get it fixed...I made the mistake of running it till the engine locked up and it had to be thouroughly cleaned and nearly 3 oil changes to get the gunk out.

    Hope that helps.
  • tena2tena2 Posts: 1
    I to have a 2004 Jeep with the same noise. The tie rods, sway bar bushings and
    shocks have been replaced. Still the noise is there. The dealership is at awl and cannot find the problem. Help!!!!!!!!! a $1000.00 later no answer.
  • cwfitzcwfitz Posts: 1
    I have a 2002 GC Overland with this rear driver's side thud noise whenever I go over the smallest bump in the road. I have the Up Country suspension and learned the hard way that new Edelbrock IAS Performer shocks aren't a good replacement for the Up Country set up. So, I replaced them again with new factory Up Country shocks. But the noise was still there. So, now I've replaced the rear sway bar bushings (upgraded to Energy greasable bushings) and upgraded to an Addco 1" thick sway bar. The noise is still there...and my local Jeep dealership has no ideas (big surprise!). Does any one have any helpful ideas of what to check next. I see that most old posts say it's the shocks, but I've replaced enough to know it can't be the shocks at this point.
  • tuggajbtuggajb Posts: 646
    check that the shock mount bolt is tight

    i would put a lock washer on the bolt by the head and tighten the bolt sure sounds as if shock is makeng your noise

    could try and remove shock and drive over some bumps if noise is gone then you know that the shock bolt is bottoming out before it pinches the shock mount tight in the mount
  • Zeke - since your post in July, have you nailed down the problem? I have a '96 GC 4x4 and there's sort of a grinding sound when turning left or right, and sort of a low grinding or growling sound going straight. it used to be heard in the rear as well, but it turned out the cause was incorrect diff fluid; the rear is a slip-diff which requires fluid that is synthetic.
  • I have 1997 Grand Cherokee and a few weeks ago I discovered a roaring noise while driving. Purchased a new wheel bearing for replacement. While driving home I placed the Jeep in Neutral and the noise stop. (55 MPH) Placed back in gear and the sound was back. I went one step further by turning off the over drive. Driving without OD the sound goes away but with OD it still roars but the pitch changes if I wiggle the transfer case while in High range. Taking the wheel bearing back. Any Ideas? (Quadra Track)
  • im having the same problem i have had it to a mechanic 3 times and thought we fixed the problem with a steering stem bolt?? well nope it any time i turn the wheel i have a 99 jeep grand Cherokee Laredo i am losing my mind with this someone please help me!!!!! :confuse: :confuse:
  • Well I have some bad news for you... you need to decide whether you want to take your vehicle to a transmission repair shop or a dealership... either way it is going to cost a thousand or more dollars. The problem lies within the transmission... actually to be more precise with the overdrive section of the transmission. Earlies Jeeps 1993 to 1998 were frequently having these problems..

    You said you were going 55MPH and the noise went away when you shifter the transmission into neutral which tells me that the problem is most definately inside the transmission.

    I am sorry I can not be much help in this situation unless you know how to rebuild transmissions.... Furthermore... if there is anyone with any problem relating to Jeep Grand Cherokees 1993 - 2006 please let me know. I have researched every issue known to these vehicles from frequent brake pulsations to rear differentials blowing out. I am new to this site, but if anyone needs any help with any situation please let me know so that I can save you time, money, and most importantly your sanity...

    Good luck with you Jeep and just know once you get this overdrive situation repaired it will not happen again... just remember if you tow heavy things with your jeep... please please keep overdriver OFF while towing!! it will save your transmission and motor the pain of trying to tug something using half the effort in the process!!!
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