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srinde
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 5:35 am    Post subject: engine rattle ? Reply with quote

I have an 88 cherokee with a 4.0 and auto transmission. Have been hearing a rattle at idle for some time, which has been getting worse. Just noticed today that it goes away as soon as put into gear. Engine has around 150k on it, but uses little oil. Have been shopping around for a replacement engine but do not quite get the rattle disapearing when it is in gear. Is it possibly that the flex plate is loose or cracked ? Would be a lot cheaper and easier than replacing the engine or vehicle. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My transfercase seems to rattle, but I'd guess its actually my transmission when not in gear, but its a standard. Do you mean a little tickin sound in your engine or a rattle?
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srinde
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 5:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It sounded like it was in the engine, but I finally climbed underneath and a couple of the flywheel bolts were just a wee bit loose. Steady tick went away but istill have a rattle that comes and goes. I think that the two were going on at he same time for quite a while. Would be nice to know what this one is. Have replaced rockers and pivots. Lifter ? The noise only happens at idle and lasts about a second then goes away completely and may not be heard for some time. Not really a knock but more like a series of ticks.
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