• Tiny
  • steverow1971
  • 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • automatic
  • 155,000 miles

I have a 2004 jeep grand cherokee. When I try to start it, it makes a whining noise, and it back fired once. What could be the problem?

Saturday, April 16th, 2011 AT 7:55 PM

1 Answer

  • Tiny
  • Expert
  • 9,167 posts

OK Feller!

I may or may not be able to help you all the way thru this

Buuuuut, I will try.

Others will jump in, and help if I get hung up!

Just to expedite things, things you will be asked regardless, by any one else!

Generally the "Whining" is me, if mine will not start!

So let's ELABORATE on stuff!----We like every factor thrown out at once as it will steer us in the correct direction and REALLY SPEED THINGS UP!

Recent problems--repairs--HISTORY, leading to this?

What's been done or tried THUS FAR. Down to, wiping your fingerprints off of the hood!

Is it turning over?

Will it run at all?

At what point does the backfiring occur?

Could the noise be coming from the starter area. Hung up in flywheel and won't come out. Sound location will help greatly.

Is is a Whirrrrrrrrrrrr! Or a Grind and then a Whirrrrrrr?

Stuff you provide really helps out.


The Medic

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