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Clicking or ticking sound coming from the rear

I have 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee V6 4X4. It has sat all day. I went outside and heard a "clicking" or "ticking" noise coming from the rear of the vehicle. It sounds like it is coming from the rear wiper, but the switch isnt turned on. I got in to start it, and the battery is dead. I did notice that when I depressed the brake pedal, the noise stopped. But as soon as I took my foot off of the pedal, the noise returned. This vehicle hasnt been driven for a full day, so the noise isnt from the exhaust being warm or anything. Any ideas on why I have this sound, and any ideas on how to fix this, since Im guessing this is why my battery is dead. The battery is only 4 months old, so it isnt the battery either. Thanks in advance.

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Sounds like a malfunctioning relay in the wiper controls and youd better get that battery charged back up before it freezes and the water in it turns to ice.. it will kill that battery really quick..

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