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Old 05-24-2013, 06:42 PM   #31
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So is there any easy way to check that?

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Old 05-25-2013, 12:02 AM   #32
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So is there any easy way to check that?
Yeah same with what he said, hopefully it's that.^. Also if it is that, is the chain doing that because it has stretched from use?

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Old 05-25-2013, 08:36 AM   #33
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Black hawk down, where do u live? Come over and we will just start ripping our jeeps apart till we find some thing! Lol
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Old 05-25-2013, 09:09 AM   #34
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The noise that you described really sounds like worn out ujoints to me. What do you mean you even "put it in neutral"?

I had this same issue about a month ago and got under my jeep and was able to jiggle the most rear ujoint and so I replaced it and it took care of all my vibration and clunking noises.
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Old 05-25-2013, 09:38 AM   #35
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I have access to a lift and have pulled both drive shafts out and checked u joints. They are ok. Also checked front u joints. No binding or nothing.
As far as neutral I just mean the gear. "N" its an auto trans.
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I have access to a lift and have pulled both drive shafts out and checked u joints. They are ok. Also checked front u joints. No binding or nothing.
As far as neutral I just mean the gear. "N" its an auto trans.
Ah too bad. U joints are such a cheap and easy fix.
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Old 05-25-2013, 05:16 PM   #37
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I'm pretty sure it's the timing chain now, just took it for a drive out in the country. When accelerating every now and then as engine temperature rises the noise would happen. When at optimal temp. It would make the usual loud noise while accelerating, so as I listened I'm pretty sure it's coming from the front. With higher temp the timing chain gets more slack as metal expands and I think it's hitting the housing. It sounds exactly as if a chain was hitting/rubbing against a metal cover. So this is just my assumption. From what I'm describing, would you guys agree? Also how hard is it to replace a timing chain on a 4l and what is needed as far as tools/parts go? Thank you all for helping!
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Old 05-26-2013, 02:20 AM   #38
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I have access to a lift and have pulled both drive shafts out and checked u joints. They are ok. Also checked front u joints. No binding or nothing.
As far as neutral I just mean the gear. "N" its an auto trans.
Where is your noise coming from? I know it's hard to tell but I think I got mine down.
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Old 05-26-2013, 05:15 PM   #39
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Its the shift linkage, mine made the same noise and I put a new bushing in the shift linkage and it hasn't done it since
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Old 05-27-2013, 03:02 AM   #40
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Its the shift linkage, mine made the same noise and I put a new bushing in the shift linkage and it hasn't done it since
Yeah mine does it during a cold start now, while driving right after so I think it's getting worse. Oh hopefully it's that! Where is that located, the shift linkage?
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Yeah mine does it during a cold start now, while driving right after so I think it's getting worse. Oh hopefully it's that! Where is that located, the shift linkage?
Right down the fire wall on the drivers side of the engine.
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Old 05-28-2013, 04:44 PM   #42
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I ordered rubber bushings from rock auto, They should be on there way here pretty quick. Hope it fixes it!
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Old 06-10-2013, 11:19 AM   #43
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Thank You! I solved it for the most part, I also greased each part of the linkage, I never could find the right fitting for the linkage since all it's held by is a bent washer and pin.
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Thank You! I solved it for the most part, I also greased each part of the linkage, I never could find the right fitting for the linkage since all it's held by is a bent washer and pin.
No problem, I just used some old rubber grommits I had laying around.
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Really. Shifter linkage fixed it?
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Really. Shifter linkage fixed it?
Yeah it made the exact sound but just not as loud when I shook it. The transmission vibrates regardless for me so when at highway speeds it was really loud. I also looked for anything metal small or big contacting underneath the jeep. I'm so happy that the fix cost hardly anything at all, plus you guys helped save me money before I started throwing different parts at it haha!
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Old 06-10-2013, 12:34 PM   #47
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I'm surprised there isn't anything to protect it from the elements or have some type of cover over it?
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I just got online to see about a noise my jeep started making and this thread was at the tippy top of the YJ forum describing exactly the noise my rig is making. Love it when that happens...lol. Im gonna go investigate the linkage issue and see what I come up with. Ive noticed that is does not make the noise in park so the loose linkage deal makes sense.
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I just got online to see about a noise my jeep started making and this thread was at the tippy top of the YJ forum describing exactly the noise my rig is making. Love it when that happens...lol. Im gonna go investigate the linkage issue and see what I come up with. Ive noticed that is does not make the noise in park so the loose linkage deal makes sense.
Only took me a year to find mine... Lol
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Could someone take a picture of the shift linkage? I have the 2.5L 5 speed and I am hearing the same sound. Its really weird because the jeep has just been sitting for almost 2 months while I did a color swap.
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Could someone take a picture of the shift linkage? I have the 2.5L 5 speed and I am hearing the same sound. Its really weird because the jeep has just been sitting for almost 2 months while I did a color swap.
The linkage is only on automatics.
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Old 07-20-2013, 11:13 PM   #52
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duh.... that was dumb of me... lol! I should have known better considering i just fixed a shift linkage on a Ramcharger. I have 2 noises though. The slack chain as stated above as well as a very audible metal on metal clank coming from the drivers side. It appeared to be loud enough to echo off the houses as i rolled by.... eek... I will have to get under it tomorrow but my exhaust used to rub against the front driveshaft. I wonder if it is back against it again. Or maybe a bad U-Joint which seems odd since the jeep has been sitting for 2 months while i slowly do a color swap.

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