I have a question about a squealing noise that is coming from under the hood that just started today. I have a 95 yj 2.5l 4 banger 5speed and it has started to squeal off and on when i get at 2000 rpms or so in all my gears. When i let off the gas and/or the clutch it dies down. I have no idea what it is coming from, it doesnt sound like a belt squeal, more like a metal on metal squeal. And it only happens when im taking it on the road (it wont squeal from just sitting still). I've only had the jeep for about 6 months and have never heard this before...
Thanks in advance
03-19-2012 11:09 PM
I had a noise like that coming from my clutch fan once.
03-20-2012 09:51 PM
I'll check that out this weekend and see if that works. Thanks
03-21-2012 06:03 PM
If its not a belt a good chance its the idler pulley...an easy fix.....if you have a mechanic's stethoscope or a very long screwdriver you can find out in a few minutes. Start the engine and let it idle, very carefully place the probe on the bolt that holds the pulley, be careful of the fan blade, if its the bearing on the pulley you will hear it....
03-22-2012 11:02 PM
Ok, I'll try that too. Thanks
03-23-2012 03:06 AM
I have the same sound coming from mine as well, I thought it was my alternator but after I replaced it, I still heard the noise. A buddy of mine listened to it today and said it was the starter. Something about a bushing wearing out.