Hey guys, I’m seeking advice from some longtimers. This is my first Jeep (bought in Aug 2017). My Jeep has about 20k miles, but for the last 10k-12k I have heard a faint ticking noise from the passenger side of the engine. The first noise it ever made was one morning, cold morning, and having sat on an incline for 2 days. I started it and it had a very noticeable very loud tick. After I arrived at work the tick was gone and has not been that noticeable or loud since. But starting at the 8-10k miles I noticed it, but super faint in sound. I was parked rather close to another vehicle and you could hear the noise echoing off of it. Ever since then I have paid more attention and I hear it daily.
I have taken it to the dealership 2-3 times and every time they say it’s not the valve train and the noise is normal.
The more I read online and in forums I don’t think it is normal, but I could be wrong being this is the first Jeep I have owned.
I know the difference in injector noise (sewing machine-like) and ticking which is (tick tick tick..like a clock). Any help of advice would be greatly appreciated. I h e video/audio but couldn’t post it.