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Old 08-18-2009, 06:50 PM   #1
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clicking and 4wd

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Ive got a 97 and earlier today i headed out to the beach. I went into 4wd like i always do and after about a half a mile I start hearing a clicking sound. It sounds like it's coming from the front. It gets louder as i increase in speed. I pull over and cut it off for a few minutes. I crank it back up, start to move and no clicking. Just want to get you all's input on what could be the problem, hope its nothing. I really want to hit the beach again!!


Also, I was told by my mechanic that I should shift into 4wd while in neutral, then put it in reverse to allow the gears to set or something like that. Is that true?!?

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I'm not sure about your problem but another Jeep owner told me about the reverse thing for the gears. Usually when I'm on the ramp leaving the beach I go back to 2 wheel and let it roll backwards a little. I'm not even sure if it's neccessary but it's just what he said he does.

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with the 231 t-case you really don't need to go into reverse... the older dana 300 and model 20's it would help, and even backing up a few feet was some times needed.

As for the clicking, check your drive-shaft u-joints and axle joints as a starting point.
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Old 08-23-2009, 06:06 AM   #4
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Hi,

Ive got a 97 and earlier today i headed out to the beach. I went into 4wd like i always do and after about a half a mile I start hearing a clicking sound. It sounds like it's coming from the front. It gets louder as i increase in speed. I pull over and cut it off for a few minutes. I crank it back up, start to move and no clicking. Just want to get you all's input on what could be the problem, hope its nothing. I really want to hit the beach again!!


Also, I was told by my mechanic that I should shift into 4wd while in neutral, then put it in reverse to allow the gears to set or something like that. Is that true?!?
I have the exact same issue with my 93 YJ. After it gets hot there's a clicking sound synced with the engine only when it is in gear. I thought it was a heat shield hitting a drive shaft, but when I looked under, I can't find anything near to the shafts that would hit. Happens in 2 and 4wd.

Mine is 4.0l automatic.
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I had a similar problem in my old 99 4.0...ended up being the transmission getting too hot so I added an extra tranny cooler. Mostly happened on the beach/ really soft sand for awhile.
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