Noise when turning wheels and accelerating (video)


BabaBlackJeep

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I have a 2002 Tj with the 4.0 with about 180,000 miles on it. I can not for the life of me figure out what is making this odd sounds while driving. It’s not an exhaust leak I know this because it’s not there while at a stop or idle when given gas. I only hear it while the wheels are turning. The noise slows down with the speed and increases while accelerating. I’m thinking transmission or torque converter maybe. I’m going to try and attach a video with my phone. Hopefully someone has came across this at some point. My friends weren’t joking when they said JEEP stood for Just Empty Every Pocket but man I love this ride. Please help me keep it rolling if you know what it is. Thanks in advance.

 

CharlesHS

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Sounds like a worn bearing....
You will need to get the vehicle up on a lift with the tires off the ground to determine the noise location.
Have you checked to see if the noise is coming from the hub bearings ?
 
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BabaBlackJeep

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Sounds like a worn bearing....
You will need to get the vehicle up on a lift with the tires off the ground to determine the noise location.
Have you checked to see if the noise is coming from the hub bearings ?
I have not. I will check tonight after work. Thanks for the suggestion Charles.
 

qslim

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One thing you can do to narrow down a wheel bearing is to gently rock the vehicle left to right while you drive & listen for a change in the noise, alternating load on each side.