Camshaft Synchronizer issues....I think.
After doing lots of research for my issue, I'm stumped.
Beginning of this week, on my way to work, I started her up, threw it in drive and left...no issues. I get about 1/2 mile away and there's the "flapping" sound or "ticking", it gets louder as you accelerate and quieter as you decelerate.
I turned around and got it home. After pin pointing this noise, the target was the Camshaft sensor..I can physically feel it "tapping". So, to play it safe, I bought a new Camshaft Position Sensor and Camshaft Synchronizer. Oh, the original Camshaft Sensor literally melted. After the replacement, I started her up and she kept doing a hesitation once you stepped on the gas...I thought I must've screwed up the timing (somehow). So I checked that and it was ok...never moved. I decided to take it for a quick ride and the hesitation went away. Drove back home, figured everything was good and turned it off.
About 2hrs later I went to start it, she started, but then after 1 min started rumbling and as I put it in Reverse to get out my driveway, it stalled. I started it again, same thing.
Long story short, I took out the new Cam Synchronizer and put back in the old one with the new Cam Position Sensor...she's 100% again....
Can the new Cam Sync be broke or something? Since the replacement of the old one, she's got that "flapping/tapping" noise again but barely noticeable.
2002 Wrangler TJ Sport 4.0L Steel Blue, gun metal hardtop & wheels
"I've got the aerodynamics of a billboard and the gas mileage that will make a Prius owner cry... What's your point?"