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.
View full answer
WHY YOU CAN TRUST JERRY
Jerry partners with more than 50 insurance companies, but our content is independently researched, written, and fact-checked by our team of editors and agents. We aren’t paid for reviews or other content.
Browse More Content
Insurance in Your State
What Others Are Asking
When did Chrysler buy Mercedes-Benz?
My buddy told me that Chrysler and Mercedes-Benz were part of the same company. Did I miss something? When did Chrysler buy Mercedes?
Dec 20, 2022
Does a 2013 Chevy Cruze have Bluetooth?
I’m looking at used cars for my kid who’s getting ready to turn 16, and I want to make sure the one I pick has Bluetooth. That way, she hopefully won’t be tempted to text while she’s driving. I think I found a great deal on a 2013 Chevy Cruze, but will it have Bluetooth?
Dec 20, 2022
Does the 2005 Infiniti G35 have Bluetooth?
Can you use Bluetooth Hands-Free in the 2005 Infiniti G35? I really like this feature because it makes me feel safer, but since the 2005 G35 is older, I’m not sure if the option is available.
Dec 20, 2022
Read Advice From Car Experts At Jerry
Does Navy Federal Have Car Insurance?
Navy Federal doesn’t have their own car insurance, but credit union members get access to special insurance discounts from Liberty Mutual.
Does Liberty Mutual Offer Rideshare Insurance?
Liberty Mutual doesn’t sell rideshare insurance directly to policyholders, but it does partner with Uber and Lyft as an official provider in certain states.
Browse By Topics
Easiest way to compare and buy car insurance
Find insurance savings — it's 100% free
No long forms
No spam or unwanted phone calls
Quotes from top insurance companies