whats the grinding noise in front end.


Asked by Apr 21, 2012 at 04:33 PM about the 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

drives fine, front grinding gets louder as I accelerate.

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sounds like you are losing a front wheel bearing, unless it changes when you hit the brakes and then it would be a brake problem likely

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or a shaft is on its way

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i took off the barring on the one side... there was just 1/16 of little play in it, is that enough to make such an loud noise? I hope its not somthing to do with a differential barring or somthing. How can you tell. theres no play in it, I had it up to 80 mph and it was fine, just loud. shafts seem tight

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I have had wheel bearing with no play roar really loud. wheel bearing will tend to change its tone on turns. It will get louder turning one way and quieter turning the other way. If it does not change you may have to raise the vehicle securely and run the vehicle in 4 wheel drive to try to pinpoint the noise. Good luck!

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Check your differential fluid/transfer case fluid. Make sure they have been changed regularly. Is the noise present in 2WD (if you have selectrac)

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2000 jeep grand if i move it to part time the noise stops

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I am Having the same thing going on with my 2000 jeep grand if i put it in part time it stops

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I also have a 2000 JGCL that started doing this same thing about 100 miles after getting the front dif fluid changed. They assured me that they put the friction additive in but when I challenged them on it they agreed to "put more in" for free. At first they tried to blame the noise it on the transfer case but I'm too stuborn for that because I know the noise was traveling down the front driveshaft which made it sound like the TC. After doing 2 figure eights in their parking lot the noise went away. If you didn't change the front dif fluid lately then you probably have a leaking axle seal and low or no front dif fluid. Oh, btw, "they" = dodge service department.

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I have a 2000 jeep grand cheorkee first 4wd I have ever had it has a chinging noise in front end. I thought it was driver side cv joint. Changed it same noise. Idk a lot about 4wd but when I put it in any 4wd slelection it gets real loud Ching Ching. Wheel bearings don't make noise when jacked up on stands and turned by hand. Please help

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Is there an actuator on these that engages 4wd? Mine is doing the same thing kinda acts like it won't fully go into 4wd...

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I have a 1997 Jeep Limited Grand Cherokee 5.2 engine, I was told the front vheel herrings, but when I went to change them they sounds the same as new ones in my hand. I have a horrible grinding noise in front end does anyone know what else could be causing the noise? I am lost on what else it could be.

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I have a 04 Jeeps Grand Cherokee Laredo V6 everything is fine until I'm move it to 4 full-time then I starts to make a hard ticking noise as if it's po0ing in & out of something. I don't know anything much about my Jeep but I know it should sound like that when I shift to 4 full time


i think it is the U joints replace those and it should be fine

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