2002 Jeep Cherokee clicking noise under hood

Asked by Jan 22, 2016 at 10:54 PM about the 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2002 Jeep Cherokee that is intermittently
making a clicking noise somewhere under the hood.
Noise speeds up when stepping on the gas. It
doesn't make the noise everytime I'm driving it
though. Only about 50% of the time. The noise
completely stops when I turn off the car and restart.
Any idea what this could be?

4 Answers


My 02 Grand Cherokee started making a clicking noise just seconds before the power steering pulley shattered, I had just started it and was going to open the hood when it let go, loudly plastic parts, might be yours is giving you a warning as this seems to be a common failure. HTH

I should add that it has been doing this for a couple of months.


Then it could be a serpentine tensioner.


I was going to say lifter/lash adjuster not sure what they run but tensioner sounds more feisable in this situation

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