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Old 09-23-2013, 10:22 AM   #1
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Ticking when accelerating only

Just got back from wheeling and on the way home i noticed when i was accelerating there was a ticking noise. Not sure what it is any ideas? It was mostly wet roads and some watery holes not really mud. I thought maybe there was a branch or something stuck on the drive shaft but i looked under the jeep and theres nothing there. And it doesnt do it while idling

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Old 09-23-2013, 10:47 AM   #2
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Check tires for screws/nails/rocks in the tread?

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Old 09-23-2013, 11:02 AM   #3
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Check tires for screws/nails/rocks in the tread?
Dont think its that cus when i put the clutch in when going at speed the noise stops
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Old 09-23-2013, 01:43 PM   #4
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Driveline related then. Check all your u-joints and make sure everything for the shafts is OK.
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Old 09-23-2013, 02:06 PM   #5
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Driveline related then. Check all your u-joints and make sure everything for the shafts is OK.
No. That's the opposite. When he pushes the clutch in, the noise goes away. Engine related.
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Old 09-24-2013, 06:31 AM   #6
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i have the same tick.
thought it was fuel ping.. no.
thought it was lifters.. no
sounds almost like a heatshield- but i cant find it.. have looked numerous times.. and its only under torque. .. even on the PA backwood dirt roads.. NO TICK underless under torque...
i was thinking a shock mount.. or shackle..something...
Let me know if you figure out what it is...
its been this way for about 6 months.. and still have no clue whats doing it.
nothing has failed.. but talk about annoying.

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Old 09-24-2013, 08:34 AM   #7
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i have a ticking noise similar to what the original poster is describing. shpo found out my noise was a small crack in the manifold. enough to annoy the hell out of me, but he said not bad enough to go through the trouble to replace it yet.
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Old 09-24-2013, 08:45 AM   #8
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Exhaust leak? My old hot rod would get a hole in the pipes randomly and you could hear ticking when accelerating. Might check all the pipes and even the exhaust manifold, I cracked mine a year ago and it caused the same sound.
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X2. I was also thinking small exhaust leak if only happening on excelleration.
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Old 09-24-2013, 09:45 AM   #10
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hmm, I have a tick that continues to tick after the car is turned of and keys out of the ignition. It quits after a couple minutes.
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Old 09-24-2013, 06:50 PM   #11
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never thought exhaust manifold. will check. thanks fellers
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I drove mine for a year trying to figure out what the bloody ticking noise was. I was sure by the sound it was not the exhaust! I finally replaced the exhaust manifold and no more ticking!!!
Problem sounds exactly like mine. Only happens when under power.
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Old 09-26-2013, 07:05 AM   #13
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I drove mine for a year trying to figure out what the bloody ticking noise was. I was sure by the sound it was not the exhaust! I finally replaced the exhaust manifold and no more ticking!!! Problem sounds exactly like mine. Only happens when under power.
Thanks for all the responses guys. What i said about putting the clutch in and it going away was wrong its just not as loud. I had my windows closed the first time. This weekend im taking it to my buddies house to check the u joints and if its not that then ill be checking the exhaust manifold for a crack.

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