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Old 05-24-2014, 10:15 PM
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Ticking/Clicking Drivetrain while coasting.

Like the title states, on my way to work I noticed a ticking noise coming from under the Jeep while coasting through town. It is rotational/speed related as you can hear it slow with the wheels as I stop. The noise goes right away when I accelerate and when I'm going over 25-30mph (this may just be the wind noise and higher rate of the ticking making it seem to go away).

I've checked the obvious as far as wheels/brakes are concerned but I'm unfortunately thinking it's more drivetrain related. There are no noticible wet spots or leaking seals as far as I can tell on the axle/diff/pinion. Right now it's sitting where I work and I think I'll leave it there until Tuesday morning when the dealerships open back up (it would have to be a holiday weekend, right).


The part that worries me and makes me think its in the drivetrain is the immediate absence of the noise when I accelerate but when I let off the gas it comes back relative to speed.

Anyone got any experience with this or ideas what else to check?

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Old 05-25-2014, 08:32 AM
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Re: Ticking/Clicking Drivetrain while coasting.

Aaaaaaaannndd I'm an idiot! To anyone else who hears something like this and thinks it may be a loose lug nut take the extra minute to grab a tire iron and double check.

That's all it was. When I checked them on my way to work by hand they all felt tight. After I got out of work I checked them again and was able to turn one by hand.

Lesson learned... No damage and the others were still fairly tight. I did rotate my tires a couple hundred miles ago so one must have loosened up or I missed it on my second go around.


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Re: Ticking/Clicking Drivetrain while coasting.

It's very important to to properly torque your lug nuts to the proper specifications. And also a very good idea to recheck the torque after 25-50 miles of driving. This is especially true now that most vehicles have aluminum wheels. the spec is 130 Ft-Lbs (176 Nm).
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