My 2000 jeep wrangler 2.4l is makeing a noice in the motor i thought it was just a exhaust leak but i got the exhaust leak fixed but still the noise it kinda sounds like my lifters are sticking but dont know much about it please help thanks
Mine does the same. it's an 06 2.4L with 46K. I think it's common for the 2.4L not a super motor but I was told just keep on oil changes at normal intervals but if it gets worse probably get her checked.
Have you changed engine oil brands lately or maybe switched to a different weight oil?
Does it tick cold? Warm? Both? Idle? Under load?
If you suspect a lifter, you can dump a quarter quart of ATF in the engine
it's not bad at cleaning some hard oil deposits. You could seafoam the thing too. That does a good job. Cleans injectors too. I've seen those tick as well.
um its bad when cold i can hear it when it warm but not as bad same when idling an i have 31 superswampers on it so i cant hear it when im driving it i havent changed the oil brand i will tho now i read something about it might be a egr valve or something that might be bad but my check eng light isnt on so im not sure
I agree with trying the oil change first. That's what I was leaning with in my 1st post. Keep in mind this may take 2 or 3 oil changes sometimes. Other times it's instant. If that doesn't work, try oil that's a little heavier. I do this when vehicles hit 100-150k. 5-20 to 5-30 or 10-30 to 10-40 for example. It helps due to engine wear and mild opening up of tolerances that occur.
In the meantime dump some seafoam in the oil and a tank of gas. Change the oil after 200 miles. See what happens couldn't hurt right?
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