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sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician
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2005 jeep wrangler 4.0L with 62,000 miles, ticks(like a

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2005 jeep wrangler 4.0L with 62,000 miles, ticks(like a lifter). This tick does not happen on start up but after the engine has reached operating temp. Jeep dealer says its pretty normal with these engines and I should just live with it. Says no damage will occur. Noise bothers me. Any solutions.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Jeep
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

If you're hearing a light tick that is slower than crankshaft speed then odds are you're hearing a lifter. Lifter noise on these wasn't terribly common but I've replaced lifters on a handful for ticking, and I've heard plenty that would have gotten lifters had the owner been concerned.

If it's a light tick from a lifter then it likely isn't anything that will cause damage, but if it concerns you then replacing the lifters would be necessary to repair it assuming there isn't an oil delivery issue An oil pressure problem should cause widespread noise rather than one or two lifters ticking.