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post #1 of 3 Old 11-29-2012, 12:09 AM Thread Starter
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Engine noise and poor performance on 96 sport

Hey Everybody I'm new to the forums! I am the proud owner of a 1996 jeep cherokee sport I have been experiencing problems with performance; lower mpg and acceleration. My engine is making a dull ticking noise that becomes more pronounced when I throttle. Sounds dry and loud. Also the first start of the day is rough and I the engine sputters a bit before firing up. I was just hoping someone could help me diagnose the problem cuz I hate getting bent over by mechanics. Thank you!

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post #2 of 3 Old 12-01-2012, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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Need help ASAP! Probably a simple fix but I know squat about cars so any help is appreciated
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post #3 of 3 Old 12-01-2012, 08:33 PM
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Got to be a little more specific. A dull ticking that is dry and loud that becomes more pronounced as you accelerate. Hmmm could be a bad bearing, crank or other wise. Could be a water pump gone bad. Could be a flywheel bolt come loose. Could be with performance issues it may be a timing belt or bad head gasket.

Narrow down where the sound is exactly coming from and get back to us.
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