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post #1 of 14 Old 12-24-2012, 10:01 AM Thread Starter
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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,

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post #2 of 14 Old 12-24-2012, 10:03 AM
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my zj does the same thing. Not all the time though. it's done it for thousands of miles and it hasn't hurt anything.

92 xj on 235/75/15's. $2000 into a $400 dollar jeep.
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post #3 of 14 Old 12-24-2012, 10:17 PM
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Assuming you have a manual tranny it sound like a chipped or broken tooth, does it do it in all gears? does it get louder under power?...ocg
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post #4 of 14 Old 12-25-2012, 01:34 PM
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Sounds like my problem. Does the noise increase in speed as the jeep goes faster?
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post #5 of 14 Old 12-25-2012, 02:19 PM Thread Starter
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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?
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post #6 of 14 Old 12-25-2012, 02:40 PM
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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?
short answer....nope.....long answer = nope, youll have to pull the trans and tear it down and replace bad parts or find another tranny. First order of business is to pop the top off and do a visual you should be able to find the problem if its in the trans, if you cant find anything there time to look in the TC. Hopefully it has a cover that will let you see enough...good luck...ocg
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post #7 of 14 Old 12-25-2012, 02:55 PM
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Short response = Damn.
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post #8 of 14 Old 12-25-2012, 03:12 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the short and long answers I was afraid that was going to be the answer...if it does mean a full replacement, do you have an recommended upgrades while its torn down?
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post #9 of 14 Old 12-25-2012, 03:25 PM
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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
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post #10 of 14 Old 12-25-2012, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the help and enjoy your Christmas
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post #11 of 14 Old 12-26-2012, 04:12 AM
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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.
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post #12 of 14 Old 12-26-2012, 01:25 PM
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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.
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post #13 of 14 Old 12-27-2012, 08:33 AM
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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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post #14 of 14 Old 12-27-2012, 04:32 PM
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Update. It is the rear end. Gonna get the cover off tomorrow morning. More to come. Sorry for hijacking the post.
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