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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Question: rubbing grinding noise while turning right...while braking...

 

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mikebillman, 4.7L V8, Hamburg, PA, January 26, 2010, 05:26
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i have a 04 grand cherokee overland...when i hit the brakes if i hit a bump or turn right in makes the noise...but if i turn left i have no noise...and ideas on what this problem might be?

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    dandd January 29, 2010, 12:51
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    This could be so many things in your steering gear and or brake system. have good front end shop look this over, because this is a safety issue.

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    Visitor, December 28, 2010, 15:23

    I have the exact same problem with my 2004 Grand Cherokee Overland. A local Jeep dealer suggested transfer case fluid change - didn't help. Not the hub bearings, that would make a whining sound. I took it to the dealer and they put it on the lift and put it in gear and turned the wheels both ways and no noise. I then took it to a trans shop and he took it out for a test drive and put it in neutral and shut the engine and it still made the same sound. Ruled out the transmission. He feels something is rubbing that shouldn't be. I am bringing it back to him next week and he doesn't think it is going to be a big deal. I have been living with this sound for months now and hope to finally get it resolved in the near future.

    I discovered what it was. The Quadra Trak cable has a clip that holds it up to the frame. This clip broke and the cable rubs up against the drive shaft. You can feel that the drive shaft is smooth where it is rubbing. I popped out the broken part of the clip and zip tied the cable up and the problem disappeared immediately.

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