My Jeep ran just fine after my offroad. I paid very very careful attention lol because I suspected I HAD to break "something" since it was so hard to believe a vehicle could drive over stuff like that and NOT break anything lol! But nada.
Then Wednesday night and Thursday they were redoing the parking lot where I live. I know folks in low-hanging vehicles had to scrape stuff (my Mustang would have given up its lower front spoiler for sure) because they had some pretty huge bumps you had to go over (like a 4-6 inch drop between the part being paved and the part already paved), holes and obstacles.
Whether coincidence or not I started getting my first noise on Thursday.
So whether it was something in the parking lot or a late development of something I clunked off road last weekend that hid itself for almost a week - don't know. At first I thought maybe a tiny gravel rock from the parking lot had flown up in somewhere. It has not gotten any worse.
It is sort of a "click-creak-clunk" - not very loud. It is very brief (like a couple seconds), totally disappears and comes back at random. It is not a "metal on metal" sound. The Jeep does not run or "feel" any different (other than this random noise).
Appears to be originating somewhere near driver floor or whatever would be between there and under/forward of the radio console and does not seem to "travel". I do not get it at all when idling. It does not appear to coincide with the transmission shifting, applying brake, or giving it gas. I do not notice it at all at higher street speeds - though I suppose it is possible the engine sounds just happen to drown it out since it isn't very loud. It is most likely where the pavement is uneven. I do mostly hear it when I am decelerating easing up off the gas before applying brake which may just be coincidence (or that may just be when I am slow enough to catch it that the engine doesn't drown it out).
I suspect this is not what it is but the kind of sound I would suspect like from an old creaky shock perhaps or a lumpy old mattress lol for an idea. I don't think I can have an old creaky shock though with less than 4 months/3K?
As much as it pains me, I may pay the dealer a visit tomorrow and get it looked at.
I am suspecting since it is so random that something up under is loose or nudged out of place and "hung up" and I only hear it when it happens to hit whatever it "hangs" against. I looked up under and didn't see anything obviously out of place or hanging/scraping - but my mechanical skills are fairly nonexistent so take that for what it is worth.
I will report back hopefully tomorrow with an answer. I know if it was from something I did then well I will take my lumps. But if it is from a freaking parking lot I will be really pissed lol!