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07-20-2013 11:13 PM
petercass88 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.
07-20-2013 10:43 PM
Hockeygeek21
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Originally Posted by petercass88 View Post
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.
07-20-2013 10:32 PM
petercass88 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.
06-10-2013 01:17 PM
Hockeygeek21
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Originally Posted by OregonPlinker View Post
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
06-10-2013 01:05 PM
OregonPlinker 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.
06-10-2013 12:34 PM
BlackHawkDown15 I'm surprised there isn't anything to protect it from the elements or have some type of cover over it?
06-10-2013 12:29 PM
BlackHawkDown15
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Originally Posted by nickbdub22 View Post
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!
06-10-2013 11:41 AM
nickbdub22 Really. Shifter linkage fixed it?
06-10-2013 11:28 AM
Hockeygeek21
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Originally Posted by BlackHawkDown15 View Post
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.
06-10-2013 11:19 AM
BlackHawkDown15 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.
05-28-2013 04:44 PM
BlackHawkDown15 I ordered rubber bushings from rock auto, They should be on there way here pretty quick. Hope it fixes it!
05-27-2013 06:16 AM
Hockeygeek21
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Originally Posted by BlackHawkDown15 View Post

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.
05-27-2013 03:02 AM
BlackHawkDown15
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Originally Posted by Hockeygeek21 View Post
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?
05-26-2013 05:15 PM
Hockeygeek21 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
05-26-2013 02:20 AM
BlackHawkDown15
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Originally Posted by nickbdub22 View Post
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.
05-25-2013 05:16 PM
BlackHawkDown15 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!
05-25-2013 03:46 PM
jwp806
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Originally Posted by nickbdub22 View Post
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.
05-25-2013 09:38 AM
nickbdub22 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.
05-25-2013 09:09 AM
jwp806 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.
05-25-2013 08:36 AM
nickbdub22 Black hawk down, where do u live? Come over and we will just start ripping our jeeps apart till we find some thing! Lol
05-25-2013 12:02 AM
BlackHawkDown15
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Originally Posted by nickbdub22 View Post
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?
05-24-2013 06:42 PM
nickbdub22 So is there any easy way to check that?
05-24-2013 06:02 PM
metalharo9187 I have the exact same thing, I would bet serious money its the timing chain hitting the housing guide.
05-24-2013 05:32 PM
nickbdub22 My noise always is at low rpm in first, second gear when accelerating. If the transmission switches gears up shift or downshift or if I let off the gas for a sec it will go away. Then come back randomly but only makes the noise after being fully warmed up. Changing to a heavier weight oil didn't help. I got home and it was making the noise so I played around in the parking lot. It will make it slightly brake torquing in gear. Goes away in park but could hear it lightly in neutral. Had someone walking by hold the brake while I looked under it and sounded almost like it was from the oil pan but couldn't really tell plus I had to let the guy walking by go. Lol
05-24-2013 05:22 PM
BlackHawkDown15 Alright now it's doing the noise while driving when I go above 2k rpms. When increasing speed below 2k rpms, it'll shift fine. I also believe it shifts fine even when going above those rpms. So hopefully that rules out the transmission. Today it started doing it again after hitting rough railroad tracks and went away after going below 2k rpm, but would return going above that. So something could be loose I guess or what ever got jostled when I went over the railroad tracks. I'm just listing everything that agitates whatever is making the noise.
05-23-2013 08:35 PM
BlackHawkDown15 From what I could tell their isn't any movement in the ujoints, I even jacked up the driver side and put In neutral.
05-23-2013 07:59 PM
BlackHawkDown15
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Originally Posted by Redrider94 View Post
Have you checked the ujoints on the front axle? And I'm talking about the ujoints right behind the hubs, when they start to go bad they make the same sound as you describe. Just look under the front at each side and you will see them. You can reach in and wiggle them to see if they have any movement.
It did it again today on acceleration when it hit a certain rpm, then felt like it lost some power maybe it was just me thinking that. But I'll check the ujoints right away.
05-23-2013 07:57 PM
BlackHawkDown15
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Originally Posted by nickbdub22 View Post
Wow this is weird I have what sounds to be the same thing going on with my jeep! I have a 94 4.0L Auto, 4" lift and 33" tires. I am twisted on the noise. I found mine never did it during the winter. Only since it has warmed up dose it do it. I need to be driving home when traffic is really bad and on a hot day it will make a clicking noise like a card in a bike tire only metal sounding! RPM dependent noise, Only on acceleration and goes away if I let off the gas and re-accelerate very lightly, but it is very intermittent and hard to diagnose cuz once it is out of drive it will not make the noise. I just tried putting some heavier oil in it 10w40 to see if that helps. Almost a rod knock noise. Cannot duplicate to try and investigate.
Yeah it did again today, that's weird how we have the same setup and that you have the same noise.
05-23-2013 03:52 PM
nickbdub22 Wow this is weird I have what sounds to be the same thing going on with my jeep! I have a 94 4.0L Auto, 4" lift and 33" tires. I am twisted on the noise. I found mine never did it during the winter. Only since it has warmed up dose it do it. I need to be driving home when traffic is really bad and on a hot day it will make a clicking noise like a card in a bike tire only metal sounding! RPM dependent noise, Only on acceleration and goes away if I let off the gas and re-accelerate very lightly, but it is very intermittent and hard to diagnose cuz once it is out of drive it will not make the noise. I just tried putting some heavier oil in it 10w40 to see if that helps. Almost a rod knock noise. Cannot duplicate to try and investigate.
05-23-2013 03:50 PM
sevenservices ^ that. Start w/u-joints. They make a snapping/clicking sound as they spin when one of the caps & bearings starts to go bad.

If everything is bound up tight, make sure its in N and jack up a front tire if you need to. Then the front axle shafts should have a bit of play in them. But, those end caps for the ujoints should not.
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