I have a rattle thats started in the last 2 weeks thats worrying me a little. Im making a trip to the keys in a couple weeks so I want to make sure Im not going to send something thru the hood on the way... ive already taken a ratchet around the area and nothing seems to be loose.
I have a 2004 2.4L TJ, no mods except wheels/tires which came with it when i bought it a year and a half ago.
It started out as a click, all of a sudden. I thought maybe I got hold of some bad gas so I got some different gas on the next tank and the sound actually changed... now its just the rattling. and im not sure if the 2 sounds are even related.
From what I can tell (keep in mind i dont know much about this stuff...) its a rattle, metal on metal sounding, like something is loose and it sounds like its coming from the alternator area. Its pretty constant whether moving or at idle, but more so when idling (although im not sure if im just not able to hear it when moving or not). It might even be normal for all i know...
any ideas? Thanks all!