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Old 07-27-2010, 03:08 PM   #1
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Vibration front passenger side

JK 2009 4 door diesel. - I've got a vibration from the front passenger side that is driving me mad. Any ideas please? I'm sure it isn't suspension, wheels etc, it sounds like a body panel or bumper or maybe heat shield vibrating (or resonating) when the vehicle is in motion and revving at about 1200rpm. It sound like something a bit loose but I just can't identify the source (neither could my dealer !). It doesn't happen when I'm stationary and just rev the engine to 1200rpm, only when the vehilce is in motion and 'under load'.
Anyone got anything similar or any ideas what it could be?
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Old 07-27-2010, 03:23 PM   #2
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That sounds like the heat shield.

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Sounds like a Jeep!
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Girl Friend didnt leave any toys in your jeep did she?
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Yeah, sounds like a jeep... I have the same issue, mine is somehow more to the center front, couldn't figure out what it is, so I just turned the music louder
btw, nice area u live in, it's on my travel list for this autumn or next spring
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I'd check out the heatshield. it'll be easy to see if that's the problem. if not, move onto the axle u-joints. the vibrate and growl when the start to go out
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Yeah, sounds like a jeep... I have the same issue, mine is somehow more to the center front, couldn't figure out what it is, so I just turned the music louder
btw, nice area u live in, it's on my travel list for this autumn or next spring
Drop me an email if you're coming thro, might meet up for a beer? J.
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JK 2009 4 door diesel. - I've got a vibration from the front passenger side...
Now, are you talking about the Left Side or Right Side of your Jeep? Not sure if you have a Right Hand Drive Jeep, since you're in the UK.

Yes, ditto what you and the others said about the Heat Shield. Jeepers that have removed the Heat Shield, have noticed the Hood bouncing a bit, due to the air flow coming up underneath. However, it sounds like yours is still attached. May just be loose.

Also, might want to check the Wheel Well Plastic. If it's loose, it might be bouncing against your Brake Lines.

What about Hood Flutter? Are your Hood Clamps pretty tight?

Lastly, check your Fender Clips, to make sure the Fender's not loose. You may hear and feel the vibration, but can't see the Fender moving from your side of the Jeep.

Just a few thoughts running through my mind!

Best of Luck!

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Now, are you talking about the Left Side or Right Side of your Jeep? Not sure if you have a Right Hand Drive Jeep, since you're in the UK.

Yes, ditto what you and the others said about the Heat Shield. Jeepers that have removed the Heat Shield, have noticed the Hood bouncing a bit, due to the air flow coming up underneath. However, it sounds like yours is still attached. May just be loose.

Also, might want to check the Wheel Well Plastic. If it's loose, it might be bouncing against your Brake Lines.

What about Hood Flutter? Are your Hood Clamps pretty tight?

Lastly, check your Fender Clips, to make sure the Fender's not loose. You may hear and feel the vibration, but can't see the Fender moving from your side of the Jeep.

Just a few thoughts running through my mind!

Best of Luck!

Cheers, Mate!

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Thanks for that - yea, I'm right hand drive and the noise is from the left hand side. Anyway its really useful info and I'll check it all out. Johnny
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I'd check out the heatshield. it'll be easy to see if that's the problem. if not, move onto the axle u-joints. the vibrate and growl when the start to go out
Thanks friend, I'll check that out. Johnny
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That sounds like the heat shield.
Thanks friend, I'll check it out. Johnny
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Girl Friend didnt leave any toys in your jeep did she?
Just underwear, nothing which makes this sort of noise ! Johnny
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Sounds like a Jeep!
Trouble is it didn't sound like that a couple of months ago ! Johnny
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Just underwear, nothing which makes this sort of noise ! Johnny
if it's old enough it will rattle like a tin can rolling down the road
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I also own a right hand drive diesel Jeep JK and also have that sound. I also had noisy door latches (dealer fixed with thick lubricant) and a noisy panel on the right side where the snorkel goes through the panel (never fixed) and a few around the intake vent under the windscreen, it's just the nature of the shaky diesel engine unfortunately.
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I also own a right hand drive diesel Jeep JK and also have that sound. I also had noisy door latches (dealer fixed with thick lubricant) and a noisy panel on the right side where the snorkel goes through the panel (never fixed) and a few around the intake vent under the windscreen, it's just the nature of the shaky diesel engine unfortunately.
Its a real pity, 'cos it just spoils the ride quality a bit - I know its just a sort of resonance but it makes the Jeep sound a bit rough ! Johnny

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