Why is my Jeep JK making a ticking noise?

My Jeep Wrangler is making a ticking noise and I’m not sure what’s causing it. What are some possible causes I can check out on my Jeep Wrangler JK?

Brittni Brinn · Answered on Nov 29, 2022
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
It’s always a good idea to check out the cause if your car starts making weird sounds! Your Jeep JK may be making a ticking noise if it has a low oil level. Here are some other common causes of a ticking noise:
  • Exhaust leak
  • Ignition issue
  • Worn lifters
Jeep owners have reported ticking sounds from older vehicles or on cold days. It’s possible that the ticking is just a result of an engine working harder than it should. A call to your mechanic can help determine if you should be worried about the mysterious ticking from your Jeep.
While you’re waiting to hear back from your mechanic, you can burn some time by updating your Jeep Wrangler car insurance with the Jerry app!
Jerry is a licensed broker that partners with over 55 providers to bring you the best available rates in under a minute! Just download Jerry’s trustworthy super app, answer a couple of questions, and you’ll be on your way to saving $800+ a year on car insurance!
View full answer 
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.

Easiest way to compare and buy car insurance

No long forms
No spam or unwanted phone calls
Quotes from top insurance companies
Find insurance savings — it's 100% free