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Old 08-04-2010, 10:33 AM   #1
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Engine knocking sound when I press gas

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I am hoping that you all can lend some advice. I have an 04 TJ 2.4 Liter 4 Cyl. that I never really do any "real" Jeep stuff in. It is my around town car. When I hit the gas pedal, the engine starts to knock. It sounds as it something in loose or something. The more the gas, the more the knocking.

What should I be checking for?

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Old 08-04-2010, 10:44 AM   #2
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Was it all of a sudden, or did it get louder over time ? How many miles ?
May be something as simple as a bad tank of gas. Try some STP Gas treatment or some 104+ Octane boost see if it helps. Knock sensor may be going bad too.

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It was gradual over time. it has about 70k miles. I will try the gas - I do go on the cheap usually.
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Old 08-04-2010, 11:12 AM   #4
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Make sure oil level is up too.
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The guy at the oil change place said something about it being my lifters. Is this easy or hard to address?
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