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Strange noise started today.......

Old 05-15-2019, 05:59 PM
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Default Strange noise started today.......

Developed a noise today that sounds like a fan blade hitting something, but it is coming from the engine - trans mating area......didn't hear a knock with the stethoscope, and it seems to only show up when the trans is in gear.

Any ideas ?? This is my daily driver.

Maybe a loose flexplate bolt ??

It is a card in the spokes kind of noise (for those old enough to know about playing cards in your bike spokes)


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Old 05-16-2019, 01:03 PM
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Check to make sure the exhaust is not hitting on the crossmember, typically the hangar breaks due to bad motor mounts or trans mounts.
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Sounds like Flexplate bolt or the flexplate is cracked maybe.
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Also noted today when I drove it to the shop, that it only does it when the engine/trans are hot (up to normal temps)

Driving it cold today the 3 miles to the shop it didn't do it, but if I torqued the engine against the brake, it would just start.

Took it to the shop as I have a recovering knee injury that was severely aggravated when I replaced my steering with the 1 ton SFR system 2 weekends ago, so I am not risking doing that again by getting in & out from under the jeep. I'll just pay this shop, whom I trust, to do it for me this time.
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Please let us know what they find. It may help someone else.
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Just picked it up...it was exactly as I suspected...the torque converter bolts were loose and starting to hit the dust cover.

They tightened them up and now no more noise.......
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