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1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Base 4dr Laredo

1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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Rear Wheel Drive, 4 Door, Special Purpose Vehicles
16 mpg city / 21 mpg hwy
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December 22, 2012, 9:13 pm

John M
 

Question: Whining noise when accelerating above 70 mph

In my Grand Cherokee, I hear a whining noise when I press the accelerator petal above 70 mph. The car drives fine and I don't fear the car will break down, but the noise is significantly louder once I hit 70 mph. The noise goes away when I am not pressing the gas pedal. It also does the same when I am in cruise.


December 30, 2012, 5:04 pm

Elizabeth K
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That's a common symptom for a bad CVT (continuously variable transmission) though you should get it checked out because it can be mistaken for something else:

http://www.jeeppatriot.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-54895.html


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