Hi. Thank you for your response.
The noise was never very loud and seems to come and go.
The check engine light never went on.
The oil pressure gauge would start dropping at a stop light to where I would get nervous but if I gassed the car, it would come back up. My jeep was at the point of stalling out if I didn't press on the gas.
So, here's what it was.
I ended up taking it to a jeep dealer and spoke with the manager who had summoned a technician to speak with me (I had called and spoken with the manager, not knowing who I was speaking to, about my problem earlier in the day.) Anyway, the tech concluded that what I had was a stalling problem and said he's pretty sure it was the IAC motor.
He did a diagnosis, saw there was a problem with the IAC, took it out, said the spring or whatever it's called was not going back in, he replaced my IAC motor and whalla! No more stalling problem!
It's funny how thrilled I am now at stopping at red lights just to hear my mean machine back to it's old mean self (as in still powerful and at 200,000+ miles!)
Thanks for helping out. I hope this summary is able to help others, too.
Thursday, October 15th, 2020 AT 11:05 AM