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Unread 04-23-2011, 10:57 AM   #1
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chugy idle/knocking only under acceleration?

Ok guys, so i recently bought a 1987 wrangler 6cyl with 156,0000. The other day i replaced the alternator and belt, immediately after i took for a test drive and now i have almost a knocking sound (fairly loud) under acceleration. while idling no ticking of knocking. if i rev the motor in idle no ticking or knocking(no difference between hot or cold idle). But in idle it doesn't seem to be running smooth(kinda chugy), almost like one cylinder isn't firing. So i replaced the cap, rotor, wires, and plugs figuring this had to be the problem. this gave me more power but problem still remains.

when i first bought it 2 weeks ago it did have some ticking which i am not concerned with(normal sound). when i drive i can hear the ticking and this knocking as two different sounds.

Does anyone know what this could be? all the other ticking/knocking threads sounds like you can hear it at idle.

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Unread 04-23-2011, 02:04 PM   #2
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ok so i messed with the timing a little this morning and it didnt seem to change much. next i tried the trick of removing the fan belt, and that didnt change anything. i do notice that it is burning some oil.

Any and all help will be appreciated
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Unread 05-04-2011, 11:27 PM   #3
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Really no replies i thought this was a jeep forum?
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