Ticking when in gear, goes away when in neutral
I have a '97 TJ and was out playing in the snow Saturday and it developed a tick that you can feel in the gear shift handle and hear. It occurs in high range, low range and in 2 and 4wd. If I pull it out of gear and coast it goes away. I'm thinking it's the tranny but looking for opinions and suggestions on how to figure out what it is without taking it into a shop. Thanks,
It does it in all gears and the is the loudest when I'm on the throttle, no noise when in neutral and only a little when I'm in gear but coasting and yeah, its a manual. My first thought was a chipped tooth as well, is that a fairly easy fix?
Originally Posted by OCThor View Post
cant really help you on upgrades,(CJ guy ) but im sure if you search the forums youll get your answers...but remember, locate your problem first, then decide on a course of action, it might only be a single gear in the TC that can be replaced with much less work and $ than in the trans...good luck...ocg
When you say all gears, do you mean 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and Reverse? If so, it will not be a chipped or broken transmission tooth. It probably won't even be in the transmission. In that case, since it is in every gear and in every range, I would gravitate to the rear driveshaft or the rear end.
With rear end jacked up and transmission in neutral. Spinning wheels or drive shaft(dif locked and unlocked) = no noise. Maybe chipped tooth on secondary shaft in transmission. Gonna drive it again with a second set of ears.
Had the wife drive it to the transmission shop this morning. half way there the "ticking" turned to a LOUD bang following the same freq has speed. called a wrecker and now it sits at the shop. May not get to it till next week. ill keep you posted.
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