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Old 10-09-2008, 04:45 PM   #1
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"Clicking sound"

Hi All,

My search for a decent TJ continues. I test-drove one today and the owner let me take it home for the night. It's a 2003 X model. Everything went fine on the drive home except I noticed a dinstinct clickind sound coming from the engine compartment after a few miles on the road. Once I got home I popped the hood and, sure enough, about every 10-15 seconds a clicking sound would originate from somewhere in the back of the engine compartment followed by another one about 1 second later, the latter one seemed to come from the fan belt area.

I will look at it more closely later this afternoon, but I was wondered if any of you had any insight as to what it could be.

Thanks again!

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Could be a pulley bearing. But I'd look at the manifold real close. Look for any cracks. just mite be the sound your hearing.

Or just out of curiosity... was the A/C on? If so it was probably just the compressor cycling.

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Old 10-09-2008, 05:08 PM   #3
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Did you have the A/C or defroster on?
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Old 10-09-2008, 05:13 PM   #4
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You guys are right... took another look at it just now and the sound appears only when the AC is set to the recirculate option.

Many thanks.
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Could be a pulley bearing. But I'd look at the manifold real close. Look for any cracks. just mite be the sound your hearing.

Or just out of curiosity... was the A/C on? If so it was probably just the compressor cycling.
Whoops didn't read the whole post. dtj answered it already.
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Old 10-09-2008, 05:46 PM   #6
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I took out the fuse for my AC cuz that sound drove me nuts. It would click,click, click,.. repeat. Fuse------>Garbage can.
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A/C in a Jeep? You guys are a bunch of sissy's
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A/C in a Jeep? You guys are a bunch of sissy's
Yup! .............and it works so well I can't even turn it on high.
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Old 10-11-2008, 10:35 PM   #9
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Try living in Vegas with no AC did it 10 years 5 in a wrangler with the top off. I turned into a big sissy cause I got one with a AC and hard top. Now its too much of a pain in the butt to take the hard top off

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