2000 WJ with 160,000, 4.7L, grinding with vibration
I am just joining and reading through threads. I see the Jeeps have many vibration and drivetrain noise issues.
I am in the group now. Over the last year started to have front end vibration and grinding noises. Checked wheels to rotate fine. CV joints I figured, but no real play.
U joints seem to be good, today put up on 4 jack stands and ran with tires spinning, to hear outside Jeep. Not much noise from the CV joints, grinding sounds solid and some noise from the tranny/ transfer case area.
I did notice the drivers front wheel is a bit stiffer to rotate and need to give more gas to get it spinning. The grinding was more pronounced when on the road driving.
Any ideas on how to isolate are appreciated.