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1992 jeep engine problem

2 years ago mechanical finished general engine reparation at 4.0 gasoline motor. All new parts put inside. After that some sound start hearing from engine, as a diesel... Motor runs good, no problem at all, but I want make it righ. What seems to be a problem? Thanks

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    C P Nov 14, 2008

    I have the same problem on my 92 4.0 ltr. The Chattering can get annoying, and I'm wondering if it will become a major issue later on down the road. With over 190,000 miles on this motor, it's maintenance is up to par. This in-line six is a beast and has impressive power, but the chattering under the valve cover has me concerned. What should I do?



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When you say new parts, does that mean cranck bearings and rod bearings?
Is the noise from the top or bottom?
Top noise could be lifters or rocker arms.
Bottom noise could be crank or rod bearings.
Oil pressure?

Posted on Oct 13, 2008

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    Michael Zangari Oct 14, 2008

    It's hard to say what it can be without me hearing it.

    It's a 6 cylinder right?

    I know for a fact that when I worked for Jeep, the 4.0 liter had some camshaft problems on cars with high mileage.

    The lobes on the camshaft wear down and creates abnormal space between lobe and lifter.

    This will give you the sound you hear.

    A easy way to listen to sound in an engine is to get a screwdriver with
    a long handle and put the tip on the engine where you think the noise
    is coming from and the handle end to your ear.

    This is like playing doctor to listen to the internals of the car.

    Keep moving the tip of the screwdriver to different parts of the engine
    until you come across the area where the noise is the loudest.

    That should isolate where it's coming from.

    Good luck



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