I have had a few posts over the past few months related to a noise I was hearing in my 2013 Jeep Rubicon. The posts I started were entitled…
• “2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Noise”
• “2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Noise rev2”
• “2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Transmission (A Plea for Help!!!!!)”
There was definitely a noise for sure but it was NOT the transmission!!!
If your Jeep is making this noise then I know the problem for sure…
I did not figure it out. It was only through the forums that someone (user “kta2402”) had the right answer.
There is a cable that connects the transfer case shifter knob to the transfer case. The cable is very similar to a bicycle cable. There is a hard outer sheath with an inner cable that actually moves (extends or retracts) relative to the outer sheath.
This hard outer sheath has upward pressure on the underside of the center console. Under certain conditions this cable “rattles” like craze. See image below (I stole this image from user “kta2402”…)
While you are I there check the wiring harness as well. I recommend wrapping both with something soft. Once you do there is no more noise.