|09-18-2013 06:35 PM|
Thanks for the input. Once I get home from my deployment I was going to do a thorough tune-up and see if that helps out the ticking at all. I've heard that it could be a cracked exhaust manifold amongst other things. I think I'll use some of the tricks mentioned to try and isolate the sound a little bit better.
I appreciate the help, I'll post an update here in a couple of weeks, hopefully with good news!
|09-18-2013 05:59 PM|
The 4.0 is known for ticking noises. But might as well locate where it's coming from.
Nother way to locate the sound is using a long screwdriver. Place you ear over the handle end, and touch the other end on various spots around the engine compartment, careful for moving parts.
On ours I found the distributor was the culprit. Had a dry upper bushing. Something not normal for the early versions (ours is a 97) but notorious on the later ones. And it's one of those if you don't catch it early you can easily end up with major damage.
|09-17-2013 07:16 PM|
|Rommelx3||possible cracked manifold?|
|09-17-2013 07:06 PM|
|SecretAgentMan||Try using a vacuum cleaner hose to isolate the sound. Put one end to your ear and point the other end at stuff. You'll look goofy, but it will work.|
|09-17-2013 09:09 AM|
My '06 sounds more like a Singer sewing machine as the mornings get colder. That sound is fairly normal for a 4.0L motor.
The engine uses a hydraulic tappet/lifter so there really is no lash adjustment to be made. If you had a collapsed lifter, you'd know that right off!
|09-17-2013 08:56 AM|
|Tjkid8||Pop the valve cover an take a look doesn't take much to unbolt that cover then look at your push rods an rocker arms to at least know you can eliminate them as the problem|
|09-17-2013 02:22 AM|
Need help with ticking coming from engine...
My ride is emitting a ticking sound coming from the engine bay. It sounds like a lifter, but it's really hard to pinpoint the sound. The jeep has 116k on it right now. I don't know if this is a common complaint with the 4.0, I'm just trying to figure out if it's something simple or if I need to break into it and do a valvetrain job.
Also, I'm trying to find a machine shop in the Anchorage area if anyone happens to know of one. Once the winter is over I'd like to give the motor a refresh/stroke... who knows, I might already need a refresh anyway.