engine knock

Brandon Forshee

Asked by Brandon Jun 24, 2009 at 10:26 PM about the 1996 Jeep Cherokee

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i replaced the lower end bearings and the knock is still there i know one other guy who has a 96' and he said his has always done that but i dont think its normal i am wonder if i should rebuild the engine?

4 Answers

Jacob Shields

you could have a bent or warped connecting rod, or a low spot on the crankshaft or both.

James Preve

Try putting a little transmission fluid in your oil. It may be a sticking lifter. Also. How long since a tune up? Plugs could be bad.

Jacob Shields

Use a stethescope like a doctor uses, use it on your jeep when it is running to determine where the sound is coming from,Rev it up so you can figure whether it's coming frm the top or lower area of the engine.

Steven Gonzalez

My friends jeep had the worst knock in it, but always ran fine. It ended up being that the flywheel was loose.

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