Why is my 2014 Jeep Wrangler making a ticking noise?

I’ve had my Jeep since I bought it in 2014 and it’s always been just fine. Recently, though, it’s started making this weird ticking sound whenever it’s running. Why would a 2014 Jeep Wrangler make a ticking noise?

Sarah Gray · Answered on Dec 20, 2022
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
It can be frustrating when an otherwise reliable vehicle starts acting up. Luckily, a 2014 Jeep Wrangler that’s making a ticking noise may not be anything serious. A likely cause of engine ticking sounds is low oil pressure, which is usually the result of low oil levels.
Your mechanic can perform an oil level inspection and/or an oil pressure inspection to determine if this is the cause.
You can also save yourself some cash by doing a little troubleshooting before heading to a professional. Start by checking the oil levels and getting an oil change. If topping off or changing the engine oil and filter doesn’t solve your clicking problem, it’s time to head to a mechanic.
Since you will have already ruled out issues with oil levels and pressure, your mechanic will likely begin with an inspection to determine what’s making the noise, so they can perform the necessary repairs to stop it. Some of the most common repairs associated with engine clicking noises in a Jeep Wrangler include:
  • Drive belt tensioner problems
  • Serpentine/drive belt problems
Your mechanic may also need to perform an exhaust inspection to find out what’s causing the issue.
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