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ROBZ95Xj
July 1st, 2006, 22:13
1995 Cherokee
4.0, AW-4
195,000 miles

i got a loud tickin noise that has a hydralic sound to it
it only happens once motor is up to operating temp
gets louder when i put trans into drive
any ideas
got some bottom end pics here


http://www.tremek.com/forum/showthread.php?t=22686

lawsoncl
July 3rd, 2006, 14:01
Get out the long screwdriver or broom handle stethoscope and see if you can track it down a bit. Might be a sticky lifter or maybe the common problem of the flexplate bolts backing out.

anony91xj
July 3rd, 2006, 14:36
Ticking could be a lifter, nothing you'd see by dropping the oil pan.

outlander
July 3rd, 2006, 19:16
Also pay attention to the injectors.My injectors make a lot of noise and had me fooled into thinking I had a valvetrain problem.

That doesn't explain why it only does it when it's warm.

lawsoncl
July 3rd, 2006, 23:26
It also occured to me that you might be hearing an exhaust leak. Perhaps the all-too-common cracker exhaust header.

ROBZ95Xj
July 3rd, 2006, 23:31
ive checked the flexplate and its fine, the exhaust header is less than a year old and is fine, im leavin for 2 weeks and when i get back its gettin fresh oil again and some marvel mystery oil, and if that dont fix it the motor is comin out

anony91xj
July 4th, 2006, 10:48
ive checked the flexplate and its fine, the exhaust header is less than a year old and is fine, im leavin for 2 weeks and when i get back its gettin fresh oil again and some marvel mystery oil, and if that dont fix it the motor is comin out
Lucas oil additive may work a little better than Marvel Mystery Oil.

carnuck
July 4th, 2006, 10:48
Mine was making horrible clacking noises too (230,000 miles on it) and I dumped in a can of Restore. Noise disappeared in less than 50 miles.

FRAM
July 11th, 2006, 22:00
I have the reverse of this problem. Ticking until it warms up on my 90 xj limited 4.0L.

Suggestions?

outlander
July 11th, 2006, 22:15
That sounds like a lifter that is bleeding off pressure as it sits,then as you run it it re-primes itself....

FRAM
July 11th, 2006, 22:21
That sounds like a lifter that is bleeding off pressure as it sits,then as you run it it re-primes itself....

Is this something I need to adjust???

outlander
July 11th, 2006, 22:33
They are not adjustable,however they may be gummed up and sticky so you might try some kind of engine flush or some marvel mystery oil.

FRAM
July 11th, 2006, 22:39
Great it sounds just like my old 85 Ranger 4x4.

Thanks for the info.