Ok upon further driving of my new to me 97 tj 4.0 5spd 100k. I am going to describe the noise as best i can.
The noise is rough sounding non high pitched noise, almost grinding noise.
It occurs when the car is coasting (least loud).
Not very noticeable when accelerating.
It makes the most noise when decelerating in gear.
the noise gets much quieter when i push clutch in, but is definitely audible.
Dont know if it matters but my car is hard to get in gear when it warms up?
My question, is where do I start diagnosing the issue.
Had a mechanic do a quick diagnosis he did not have much time
put it on a lift and said the noise is coming from the rear part of the car, not the front.
I am new to Jeeps and am not sure where to start.
Thanks for your help in advance.