The Whirling noise isn't audible until about 30mph (except if you are looking to hear it) it gets a little louder as the car goes faster.
The sound reminds me of 3 things
An electric motor being spun up. (Though not as high pitch)
A little like tire on pavement.
A little like gearing down in a standard (transmission) when going slightly to fast for that gear.
(but a consistent pitch)
The Jeep rides rough, so I suspect the struts or shocks are "worn"
There are a few leaks I've noticed. But all fluid levels are fine, and clean enough. But just to be detailed, the leaks are in/near the transmission as well as the struts.
I first thought it would be the tires because worn struts can do that, but the tires seem evenly worn enough, with only a slight increased wear on the outside 3/4 inch.
Any expertise will save me a week in diagnosing, thanks a lot.
Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 AT 11:04 PM