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Old 10-16-2012, 08:30 PM   #31
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i agree. i'm at a loss as to what it could be. i jacked up each wheel and yanked up/down and side to side listening for noise and looking to see if there was any play in anything. everything seems to be tight besides the rear sway bar. i'm to the point where i've run out of things to check and i might just start throwing parts at it to see if i can fix it. might start with new bearings on the front and then move on to the axle u-joints. i just drove it again while the neighborhood is real quiet to see if i could at least pinpoint it to the front or rear and i cant tell. the whole damn jeep rumbles.

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Old 10-17-2012, 08:38 AM   #32
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maybe get someone else to drive it slow while you listen from outside

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Old 10-24-2012, 07:43 PM   #33
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ok guys i think i have finally narrowed it down. i'm thinking it must be a wheel bearing now. when i'm driving it hear a lot more "road/tire noise" than i was getting before and it kind of pulses..almost like a helicopter sounds if that helps. are there any tricks to find out exactly which bearing it could be? the whole jeep rumbles like crazy under 10mph so its hard to narrow it down. when coming to a stop it sounds like i'm pulling up next to some kid with his subs turned up. or driving on rumble strips. thats the best i can describe it. any help is GREATLY appreciated.
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:21 PM   #34
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ok so i'm bringing this thread back for just a minute. i'm having this problem AGAIN!
The rumbling starts at about 15 mph and stops when I come to a complete stop.
I dont have to be pushing the brakes for it to happen. I can just put it in second and coast like that and I'll get a pulsing/rumbling that resonates throughout the jeep.
I noticed it coming from the front drivers side tire around 55mph and it progressively got worse over time. I went out on a limb and decided there was something wrong with the tire itself so I put my brand new spare on there. And what do ya know? It was ALMOST gone! it was to the point I could live with it and only I could notice it. That was about 2 weeks and and now its starting to come back with this new tire. Any ideas/suggestions? Am I ruining my tires one at a time by putting them on up there?
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have you looked at the front brake pads and rotors ??
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:10 PM   #36
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I went out and looked just now. They look ok to me. I've done a couple break jobs before so I know what bad ones look and sound like. Plus the brakes work fine as well. Is it a possibility that a rotate and balance job could fix this? Or does it not sound like thats the problem? I have no clue what else to look at/for.
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I went out and looked just now. They look ok to me. I've done a couple break jobs before so I know what bad ones look and sound like. Plus the brakes work fine as well. Is it a possibility that a rotate and balance job could fix this? Or does it not sound like thats the problem? I have no clue what else to look at/for.
wouldn't hurt to try anything..while the wheels are off if you can ,look at the inside brake pad and the rotor surface
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:25 AM   #38
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Since tires are off? Spin tires on a balance machine and watch for any irregularity's out of round,bent rims,broken belts and check balance.1 bad tire will make you spend $$$ on many other areas.Did you check uj's in the front differential?The shaft that leads to your rotors.

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