My WJ's got almost 90,000 miles on it, and its a 2001 GC limited with quadradrive awd. Here's my list of problems ... read em if you have time and help me with whatever you can!
I got a problem though, I have a noise that sounds like a clunk from the rear and a sort of whirring grinding noise when I accelerate hard. When I accelerate lightly at the lower speeds, there's no such noise. If I go WOT from 40MPH > 100 MPH no noise.
Second thing, on left turns (ie thru an intersection, if I'm turning left..) I get a clunky/grinding sound from my front driver's side wheel. The sound isn't always there, but it'll be there if I'm going over small bumps (the little ruts in intersections from cars always going 1 way) and accelerating during a left turn.
What do you guys think it could be? Been like this for awhile I've been ignoring it. What do you guys think? I know I gotta get my tranny serviced soon. A lot of the bushings in my suspension look sort of dry, is there a lube I can get to spray into all my bushing, or perhaps a bushing replacement kit for my wj?
I will be replacing my shocks/springs soon, I'm wondering if that would fix it? I've heard of springs clunking over bumps because they've become unseated at the top (ie someone in a shop put em on a lift) .. help anyone?
third thing is my steering wheel has a little play in it, and it gets incredibly hard to turn my wheel at a lower speed (say I'm making a 3 point u turn, the first turn will be fine, 2nd and third a PITA). I'm guessing a new steering stabilizer and some grease should fix the play, how much money does a new power steering pump cost for a wj? I kind of want to do a overhaul, where can I get all the supplementary engine compenents for my wj (starter/waterpump/steering wheel pump/coils/ignition/wires/sparkplugs any other thing thats relatively cheap and should be replaced while I do my overhaul).
My goal is to only take 2 classes for summer semester and work semi full time and make enough money to get the wj in tip top condition