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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-08-2005, 02:30 PM Thread Starter
 
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Help! Jeep Ticking

Hey guys, haven't been here in a while...been busy and haven't been workin on or driving any jeeps for a while.

Anywhere here's the deal....I have a 92 Wrangler that I sold to my dad. It needs a hydraulic throwout bearing. It's been sitting for a little over a year. When I put it up everything was perfect, ran like a gem....except for the throwout bearing.

So I put a new battery in it last night, it started right up after a few cranks and I pulled it forward and shut it off. I noticed it ticked a little but it was mighty cold last night. SOO today I checked the oil and started it up....It's ticking pretty bad, the oil pressure guage reads 0 but I'm not sure if it ever worked or not, can't remember. I opened the oil fill cap with it running and peaked inside, I can see oil but it's not splashing around up there (not sure if that means anything or not) My dad wants to drive it home tonight.....what are your thoughts? Is it just from the cold and after the engine warms up it'll be ok? Or is the oil pump gone now too??j

HELP!

~Jason PS - sorry for the long post
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Re: Help! Jeep Ticking

What weight motor oil is in the engine?

How cold is it?

If you've got zippo oil pressure... it's best to fix the problem before you've got not just a tick, but a knock from the crankshaft.
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Better hook up a working oil pressure gauge and know there is pressure before you run it much or drive it.

I don't think you can tell anything from looking in the oil filler.

Ticking could be caused by a number of different things, including an exhaust leak. Check out the oil pressure first, then try to isolate the source of the tick. Is it coming from under the valve cover?
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ya, sounds like it's coming from under the valve cover, it's definetly not an exhaust tick in my opinion. Crud, well looks like he might have to wait and trailer it to his house which means renting a car trailer.


Oh, and the weight of the oil is 10W-30 I believe and it was REALLY cold last night...below 0, was 4 degrees F this AM and now it's a bit warmer, in the teens.

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Yeah, run down to the auto parts store and get a cheapie mechanical gauge for now. At least you'll know it's got pressure.

Motors that sit for long periods can have a hard time filling up hydraulic lifters, especially when cold. You should sell it in the summer. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

Do those injected motors use an oil pressure switch? If so, she wouldn't run without oil pressure.

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Ok, here'a dumb question for ya then......where do I put the mechanical guage to read the pressure. That's one tool I've never used. Flame away boys and girls [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Re: Help! Jeep Ticking

Well, if it's a 4.0, I think it's in the same spot as my 258 - passenger side of the block, at the rear of the motor. Oh, 6-8 inches from the distributor or so?

You should find a sending unit screwed in, which serves the stock gauge.

A mechanical gauge should come with the proper fittings (probably comes with a small collection of sizes) to screw right in.

Here's a 258 pic I pulled off the net.


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Sorry, forgot to mention that my motor is 4 angry squirrels, but I'll look to see if it's in the same spot. I have a Haynes manual, just wasn't sure if I had to pull the vehicle guage off or what. Thanks!

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The 4 bangers sending unit is in front of the distributor over the motor mount on the passanger side.
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Re: Help! Jeep Ticking

A 1/4" pipe T will allow you to keep the electrical gauge in side and also permanently mount the mechanical under the hood somewhere. If you want to. Sometimes it can be handy, and the fittings will only cost a buck or two.
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