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I Bought a 2017 jeep cherokee and sinve ive owned it its been doing some vibrating sounds in the front end when turning. I thought it was the tires rubbing (i changed my tires to the parelli Scorpions all terrain) but i didnt not go up a size i kept them factory size. Has anyone else ever had this issue ?

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Hey everyone !

I Bought a 2017 jeep cherokee and sinve ive owned it its been doing some vibrating sounds in the front end when turning. I thought it was the tires rubbing (i changed my tires to the parelli Scorpions all terrain) but i didnt not go up a size i kept them factory size. Has anyone else ever had this issue ?

Thank you!
Very interested in the response you get. Mine does the same. Dealer said it’s the transfer case on 4wd vehicles?? I don’t know enough about that to say if it’s a BS answer. Other than the noise and vibration no issue with it.
 

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So here's the deal, it's been doing it since I got it nearly 2000 miles ago, I thought nothing of it but my passengers all thought that it didn't sound right. When making a turn to pull into a parking spot or around a tight corner or backing out of said parking space it makes a groaning sound and kinda stutters backward like it's not catching properly. Watching the transmission I can't tell any gear slippage and regardless it only occurs on hard turns and when you give it some gas, doesn't seem to matter if it's just rolling. I am leaning towards it being the PTU but that's because I am stupid and still don't know how to properly diagnose a car. It also doesn't happen after the car has warmed up after driving and I can pull up to work just fine, but leaving it makes the noise and the little lurches/stutters. (I uploaded this video but honestly, you can barely hear it)
I bought it used so it doesn't have a warranty(although if y'all have any recommendations for warranties I could get). I would highly prefer not going to a Jeep dealership for a part replacement as the only things I read on this forum is horror stories on how little they give a **** about my money and rarely get the problem on the first try. It's not impeding my ability to drive yet but I wanna figure it out before something breaks. ( also buying a new car and trading in are not solutions)
Thanks, y'all
Edit: Heres the front wheel wells if that helps.
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Checkout this whole thread I made. there's two videos later on, is the sound the same in that?
 

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Very interested in the response you get. Mine does the same. Dealer said it’s the transfer case on 4wd vehicles?? I don’t know enough about that to say if it’s a BS answer. Other than the noise and vibration no issue with it.
I definitely don’t think it’s the transfer case, but you never know! I’m gonna make an appointment with the jeep dealer here and see what they say. I just bought it and it only has 54,000km plus I bought the extended warranty so hopefully whatever is happening is covered!
 

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Checkout this whole thread I made. there's two videos later on, is the sound the same in that?
It’s not exactly like that sound, I will try and get a recording of it tomorrow! It’s really like a rubbing/vibration. I can definitely keep you posted since mine will still be warranty work! Disappointed so far since I just got the suv and it only has 54,000 km on it
 

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Could be a wheel bearing or CV. Unfortunately you don't know how the previous owner put on the 54000km.
 

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Very interested in the response you get. Mine does the same. Dealer said it’s the transfer case on 4wd vehicles?? I don’t know enough about that to say if it’s a BS answer. Other than the noise and vibration no issue with it.
The KL Cherokee does not have a transfer case , it has PTU power transfer unit, and it is designed to allow all wheel drive use without the binding of a 50/50 lock part time transfer case, except in LOW range the Cherokee should not feel like it’s dragging/binding when turning. (And you will feel rear binding if using the rear locker in the trailhawk too)
probably a good idea to find a better dealership to go to .
 

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The KL Cherokee does not have a transfer case , it has PTU power transfer unit, and it is designed to allow all wheel drive use without the binding of a 50/50 lock part time transfer case, except in LOW range the Cherokee should not feel like it’s dragging/binding when turning. (And you will feel rear binding if using the rear locker in the trailhawk too)
probably a good idea to find a better dealership to go to .
I just moved to Michigan from Vegas. So next oil change will ask.
 

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I’m near Traverse City, tip of the mit.
Grew up in Saint Clair Shores right at the Nautical Mile by Lake Saint Clair, and lived in Detroit a couple times. 😃
 

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I definitely don’t think it’s the transfer case, but you never know! I’m gonna make an appointment with the jeep dealer here and see what they say. I just bought it and it only has 54,000km plus I bought the extended warranty so hopefully whatever is happening is covered!
any updates
 
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