Hi guys and girls. Was wondering if someone could help me with a little mystery.
First up... bought my first wrangler about a couple months ago, so forgive the incompetencies you may find in this post....i havent got "the jeep thing" yet, so i "dont understand".
2001 jeep wrangler tj...stock as can be. No lift etc.
3 speed automatic shift.
Have changed a few things so far but nothing we would classify as mods.
Changed stock tyres to 30s....probably seems pathetic compared to your rides but as you probably know its about.the max i can go without rubbing at flex.
Its got the usual noise problems i read about on this forum. Eg. Squeaking dash, mild squealing from belt and rear wheels etc..... however a new sound has emerged quite recently. Now i have heard about angry sparrows, but this sounds like an angry elephant .
The noise happens when its cold (last week or so has been cold and.so its been happening consistently in the morning when going to work and evening coming back from work). When i move slowly (eg. Pull out of a parking space ) it doesnt happen. When i pull out onto the road and start to accelerate.....all of a sudden.....what sounds like an elephant blowing its trunk wildly. Its a grinding type of noise but not quite. The noise will continue for as long as i hold the acceleration/revs. After that first time it kinda stops. Im guessing something either warms up or loosens up during that time.
The only things i can think of that may have contributed are:
-loosened all the bolts to take off the grille...but i think messed up the thread on 2 of them under the passenger side fender.
-spray painted my rims black, masked the car and tires off, but like a n idiot forgot to mask off behind the rims (brakes etc).
Ive recorded the event. Sorry about the shocking camera work. I was trying to steer, shift, use my turn signals and record using my phone. T
Im initially pulling out of the parking space....waiting at the side of the road and then pulling out onto the road.