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Unread 07-28-2013, 05:30 PM   #1
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Help! Knocking noise when engine first comes under load

I need some help from fellow jeepers! I have a 2001 Wrangler TJ 4.0L manual 5 speed, when I accelerate from a stop and the engine first comes under load I am hearing a knocking noise, maybe 4 to 5 hits, that goes away as I accelerate, but I can feel a lot of shaking through the floor and the shifter. The sound seems to come from either the transmission or rear of the engine.

To try and fix this I have tried several things:
Replace transmission mount (stock one was cracked)
Inspected engine mounts, both are in good shape
Replace all u joints in front and rear driveshaft (5 total)
Recently changed all fluids:
Transmission, transfer case, engine oil

At this point I am out of ideas and engines aren't really my area of expertise. It's this some kind of drive line issue still, or something in the engine or transmission?

My jeep isn't a daily driver, so I haven't had to break down and take it to a mechanic yet. I like to fix things myself and I learn quickly so I thought I would ask around before taking it in. Thanks for any help you can offer!

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Unread 07-29-2013, 12:52 AM   #2
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Lift up on the transfer case shifter when it does it. If it goes away then you need new bushings for the transfer case linkage Zbar.

You can buy a repair kit from the dealer or from several online sources. Seen them on eBay also.

http://www.4wheelparts.com/Drivetrai...16&t_pt=101386


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Unread 07-30-2013, 02:01 PM   #3
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Lift up on the transfer case shifter when it does it. If it goes away then you need new bushings for the transfer case linkage Zbar.
Thanks for the suggestion, I will give that a try when I get home tonight and post the results.
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Unread 07-30-2013, 09:32 PM   #4
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Lift up on the transfer case shifter when it does it. If it goes away then you need new bushings for the transfer case linkage Zbar.
Well that did it, thanks for the advice! I knew you guys could help me, but I honestly thought it would take a little more trial and error if you know what I mean. Thanks for link as well, that is very helpful.
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Unread 07-30-2013, 09:40 PM   #5
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Quite welcome, my jeep has the same issue...and I have he repair kit in the toolbox....I have just yet to install it....I'll get to I one of these years....

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