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Timing on a 97 wrangler

When I start my vehicle (4 cylinder automatic) there is a loud screeching noise that sounds more like a metal chain going around instead of the actual belt. It increases with rpm's, the faster I go the louder it gets. However when i am at rest with the engine started it's not there. I think it is my timing but have not checked. I was told to take the belt off and run engine for 20 secs to listen to my pulley's..am I on the right track ..If not, I need backup .Help!!! Thanks, Jake

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  • jchesser Nov 20, 2008

    Alright!!! Thanks for the feeback......I'll try it.....(fingers-crossed)

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If the noise is still there with the belt off its probably the timing chain

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Hi Jake. With the hood open and the engine at idle, find yourself a 3 or 4 foot long small wooden dowel. Then have some sit in the jeep and slowly bring up the rpm's, when you here the noise beginning, press the end of the dowell onto the different parts of the engine, while keeping the other end of the dowell against your ear. When you find where the noise is coming from, you will be left with no doubt.
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