Hi again. I posted on here about a month ago about a clicking or clacking noise coming from the engine of my 2002 TJ. Everyone who responded had great and very insightful ideas as to what the noise could be. To me it sounded like my taser, a spark sound. Thought it could be a plug wire arcing over or something like that. Next it was possible lifters or the coil pak.
Well hallelujah !!!!!! Today I took the TJ in and had the oil changed and plugs changed out ( i just don't have time with my schedule). My guy finally traced the noise and found it.
The little grey topped thingy where the distrubutor would normally be. It is wired to the coil pak. When you place you finger on it while the engine is running and clicking you can feel the clicking there.
So finally the great mystery is solved !! looks like it is $25 to $45 part etc.
I hope this helps out others. And thanks to all who chimed in with great ideas.
I don't know what years have this goofy coil pak thing but it seems to be a real pain in the pooper for now.
2002 TJ Sport 4.0 116 k miles