Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Noise in engine - 1999 Jeep Wrangler

asked by on

I have a jeep that has a really bad and loud clicking noise coming from its engine. The car is still driving and other than the noise it's a great car. So once I hit the gas the noise coming from the engine stops entirely but resumes when I stop hitting the gas. What can it be? It's a 1999 jeep wrangler tj (no ac) 2.5 cylinder.

My car has 130000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: A clicking sound could be many things. Howe...

A clicking sound could be many things. However, a critical clicking noise may be an issue of low oil in the motor, which could cause the clicking sound you describe and would go away as the engine RPM's increase due to the increase in oil pressure. I would recommend checking the oil to be sure it has the proper amount of oil. If this does not solve the issue, I would recommend having an expert from YourMechanic come to your home to diagnose the noise and assist with repair.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Headlights and turn signals removal?

Hello. In order to remove the headlights and turn signals you need to remove the retaining screws. The headlights will have screws both above and below the housings, that will be accessible from the front of the housing. Once the...

Q: Car starts and then turns off

Your symptoms are very similar to a vehicle experiencing problems with air metering, or fuel delivery. A clogged fuel filter may sometimes offer enough fuel for idle, but lack the volume to maintain an operating engine. In your case, it...

Q: Car squeaking when driven

Hello. I would first ensure that the lift kit came from a reputable company by checking the reviews and ratings from the customers with the same vehicle as you. Most lift kit companies claim the kits to be direct fit,...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.