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Sounds like dragging chain.

About a month ago I noticed a sound that sounds like a chain is dragging under the front end of the Cherokee. Does any one have an idea?

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  • Samuel Charles Spriggs May 11, 2010

    Do you hear this sound whether you are braking or not? Does the sound change when you brake?

  • Samuel Charles Spriggs May 11, 2010

    Have you looked under the vehicle to see if anything is hanging down, or seems out of place?

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SOURCE: 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee leaking coolant and power steering fluid

Just a heads up, $10 bucks will buy you a seal kit for the P.S. pump. I topped mine off for a couple months, then the oring on the high pressure line (from pump, front center) blew and dumped the reservoir in a matter of miles.

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SOURCE: 2004 grand cherokee front end bearing noise

First thing you need to do is absolutely verify where the noise is coming from. Your front bearing hubs are sealed units and cannot be lubed.
They aren';t terribly difficult to replace and are available from most scrapyards for around $40-50. Remanufactured are about $125.
Instruction for removal is in most manuals like chiltons or hanyes.
Brief synopsis is to remove brakes and rotor, axle center nut on hub, then loosen the three twelve point bolts behind the hub. I use a "sacrificial socket" putting it on each of the bolts after they are backed out a bit and using a heavy hammer to drive the bearing out of the steering knuckle. Usually this makes the socket into junk but makes the job much faster.
Center nut is torqued to 175 foot lbs. so remove that first, going through the center hub of the wheel while it's on the ground, using a non jointed breaker bar and a five foot pipe over the bar. Always use a good support under the axle so hammering does not cause the truck to fall on you.
If the noise is from the c/v joint, it's the same job but after the bearing is out, pull the axle out. When putting the axle back in support it centered or it will push the internal seal next to the carrier bearing out when you are putting it back in.(real pain to correct)
Good luck

Posted on Mar 17, 2010

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SOURCE: is it safe to drive if there is front end noise

diagnosing a noise from afar is nearly imposible,but let me assume that the noise is your brake pads (metal)touching the rotors.....if it is DONT EVEN START IT......how you gonna stop....????

Posted on Jul 13, 2010

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SOURCE: wierd noise from the front end. sounds like a

Not sure about the 4wheel drive. But the weird sound could be your sway bar end links. Those tend to make a ton of noise when bad. To check: grab a hold of it and move it around, shouldn't have much play at all. If there is play in there replace with a greasable one like Moog. All the other front end noise would be bushings, and would sound nothing like the sound you're experiencing.

Bad end links are a very very common problem for our TB's.

Posted on Dec 03, 2010

ramairgto72
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SOURCE: When driving my 2004 Jeep

Hello,

The first step is to find where the sound is coming from. I do know from my own experiences that it can be frustrating.

Have someone walk beside the Jeep as you drive it (slow) if the noise is only audible at speed this cant be done unless you have a friend that can run very fast >:)

My fist guess would be brake issues, if you have rear disks the parking brake is inside the rotor hat, when that stuff gos it will sound like what your describing.

Check your fluids, rear axle, Transfer case (if equipped), transmission, make sure your not dragging anything, check your exhaust, as well make sure you use the correct fluids, the transfer case needs a Jeep fluid if equipped with a full time 4x4 feature! You can and will ruin your Jeep with the wrong fluid!!!

All said it might easy to just have a garage check out the noise.

Hope this helps!

Posted on Dec 29, 2010

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