Just bought my first Wrangler about a month ago (2013 2 Door Sport, manual transmission). Its got about 2,000 miles on it...all easy miles...haven't got to go have fun in it yet.
Over the past week or so I keep hearing this whining. The closest thing I can relate it to is sort of like tire noise when you are going down the road. The sound occurs when I am in motion but have my foot OFF of the gas. As soon as I hit the gas, the noise goes away. Also if I press the clutch in, the noise goes away. Speed doesn't appear to be a factor...neither does which gear I am in. No warning lights are on. And it goes into and out of gear just fine. I put it into 4Hi and 4Lo just to make sure it didn't need to be cycled or something like that. (This is about the extent of my troubleshooting abilities.)
I was hoping to at least have a clue as to what might be going on before I call the dealer. I am just assuming it is transmission related since it stops when I press in the clutch. My Googling has only turned up clanking or rattling noise issues...nothing about this type of sound.
Any ideas?...or just a mandatory trip to the dealer? Thanks in advance for any help!