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Old 02-14-2011, 01:01 PM   #1
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Ticking

How many jeeps are out there that tick? My 05 6 cylinder has had a slight tick since I got it sounds like an exhaust leak I can't figure it out. I just wanted to see if this truly is just a jeep thing.

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Old 02-14-2011, 01:15 PM   #2
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My 2001 TJ Sport has a light ticking. It had it before replacing the exhaust, and it still has it. I assume that it is lifters. She carries about 30Lbs of oil pressure at idle, and 45-50 on the road, so I am not worrying about it, I'll just turn the stereo up a little.

There are a lot of guys on here with more knowledge than I have. Youi might want to hear what they say.

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Old 02-17-2011, 03:35 PM   #3
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my 2000 tj 6cyl ticks at idle, everyone I know with a 4.0 has a ticking problem
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Old 02-17-2011, 03:39 PM   #4
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Ticks till warm 160,000 miles.. mobile 1 high mileage and some MMO, helped a bunch. It used to sound like a f*****g diesel engine before I changed to this combo.

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Old 02-17-2011, 03:49 PM   #5
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My 98 ticks and it has been for years. I've been told its the fuel injectors that's doin it
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Old 02-17-2011, 03:51 PM   #6
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Mine ticks, I guess. It sounds more like a fast puff puff puff, kind of like a hole in the muffler. It doesn't do it when i rev the engine at idle, just when driving.

Is this what you hear?
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Old 02-17-2011, 03:54 PM   #7
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My 98 ticks and it has been for years. I've been told its the fuel injectors that's doin it
Ya they do, very min though.

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Old 02-17-2011, 03:57 PM   #8
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It stays the same all the time so no worrys here
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Old 02-17-2011, 04:00 PM   #9
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Talking about the load lifter tick that 95% of all jeeps have. The 4.0 is a very noisy engine that will last forever : )

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Old 02-17-2011, 04:12 PM   #10
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It keeps me awake
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Old 02-17-2011, 04:19 PM   #11
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i have it too... very slight, at first i was concerned but i'm pretty sure it's just normal valvetrain/injector noise

not worried about it anymore
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Old 02-17-2011, 04:46 PM   #12
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Mine does the same ticking untill it warms up. I thought I had an exhaust leak but come to find out it was a hole in my muffler that was making all that noise. Replaced the muffler with a banks monster and now I couldnt hear the sound over the new exhaust even it it was still ticking!
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Old 02-17-2011, 05:06 PM   #13
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Mine ticks! Doesn't bother me
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Old 02-17-2011, 05:33 PM   #14
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Mine also ticks.

03 sport 72k miles
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Old 02-17-2011, 05:37 PM   #15
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Just be glad its not a piston slap like my buddies cherokee has..


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Old 02-17-2011, 06:01 PM   #16
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My 96 xj with a 195 k on it don't make a sound. Maybe its the rebuilt head or I haven't noticed
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Old 02-17-2011, 06:06 PM   #17
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Mine tick also...reminds me of elementary school's wall clock. Dang...that is 30 years ago.
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Old 02-17-2011, 06:13 PM   #18
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had a 94 cherokee with 161k never made a sound bought an 03 tj and it ticks ill take the tick for all the fun they are.
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Old 02-17-2011, 07:03 PM   #19
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Tick tock 4 more hours of school
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Old 02-17-2011, 08:48 PM   #20
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Same here 02 122,000 has a nice rhythm.
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Old 02-18-2011, 12:55 AM   #21
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I had a tick, but it went away after I tightened my manifold.....
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Old 02-18-2011, 01:59 PM   #22
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I got a fix for the ticking, take the doors off, the top off and crank the stereo up to 11...
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Old 02-19-2011, 08:06 AM   #23
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There is some discussion on Jeepforum.com that this is due to low zinc oils mandated by the EPA. The 4.0 is of an older flat tappet(lifter) design that should have the old type of oil. The additive is called ZDDP and still can be found in Valvoline VR1 racing oil and some others.
It came up in discussion in relation to the OPDA failures of 05/6 wranglers.
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Old 02-19-2011, 07:48 PM   #24
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My 05 wrangler ticks until it is warm. When I accelerate the ticks speed up as well. Its been doing it for 40k miles now.
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Old 02-19-2011, 07:55 PM   #25
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Mine used to tick-a retired mechanic thought dirty oil/lifter/crankcase. Flushed the crankcase-switched to full synthetic and Lucas oil stabilizer. Also switched to Wix filter, that was about 8-9 thousand miles ago-and 2 oil changes-no more tick-course winter time maybe why can't hear it but don't think so-used to hear it in the garage.
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Old 02-22-2012, 09:14 AM   #26
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Mine ticks but i think it's an exhaust leak, i will find out this weekend. only 90,000 miles on my 4.0
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:33 PM   #27
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I have the ticking in my '04 X ... once temp gauge hits 1/4 mark it stops. A mechanic friend says its the metal gasket near the exhaust manifold -- once the gasket warms up and expands, the ticking noise stops. I've learned to ignore it ... AND I LOVE MY WRANGLER!

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