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Ticking noise from passenger side
Hello, I'm sure the dealership heard the noise however it is a normal noise from a Chrysler Hemi engine. This noise is most likely a lifter rattle or noise where a lifter spring is sticking closed and rattling in its...
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What is the most common belt pulley bearing to fail?
Hello. In most cases, a worn or faulty bearing will produce a grinding or high-pitched whine. However, if you believe that a bearing may be the cause of your problem, then it is likely a bearing in one of the...
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Making a ticking noise when ideling
This may very well be a slight bit of excess valve train noise. Your car should have the timing belt replaced around every 60,000-70,000 miles. If it is possible that you may have put that many miles on the car...
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The engine is making a ticking noise I would like to what it might be
Ticking or knocking sounds typically come when the engine has been ran low on oil for a period of time or if the engine has had the wrong oil in it. I would recommend checking your oil level to ensure...
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What is difference between ticking and knocking?
Hello - a non-technical definition of "ticking" might be the sound of a cheap plastic ball point being tapped on a countertop or desk. A "knocking" noise is more like a table knife being tapped on that same surface -...
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Car has a "ticking" noise inside when cooling down.
Unless parts of the car are actually improperly assembled, there is nothing you can do about noises that stem from differential heating and cooling (i.e., expansion and contraction) of materials. A notable instance of this is your car's exhaust system,...
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I'm not sure what to do or what I need to have fixed or replaced
Hello. If there is a ticking or knocking noise coming from the top of the engine, then it may have the damage that you mentioned. If the noise is not very loud, then it may be normal as these engines...
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Ticking noise from engine
Hello. A ticking noise can be caused by a variety of components. Does it increase in speed with the engine? Does they typically happen in while warm or cold, or does it happen constantly? It may be a lifter or...
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Ticking noise in engine - 2002 Ford Explorer
Hi there. First, check the oil level to the engine. If the level is low, then fill up the oil and check for any leaks. If the level is normal, then I recommend adding 1 quart of ATF (automatic transmission...
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My 2010 BMW 535 xDrive (n54) is making a ticking noise
It is not uncommon for BMW's to tick, but there are solutions that are helpful. Keeping the revs up (instead of lugging around like it was a big V8) is one way to do this. Keeping it at about 2000...
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Truck making a ticking noise from the rear
Hello. Since the noise appears when accelerating, I would suspect a dry U-joint or dry splines on the driveshaft (front, going into the transmission). These mechanic joints rotate or slide slightly when torque is applied, and if they are not...
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The camshaft in our Honda Odyssey 2006 is worn out and the car has been making a ticking noise
If I were you I would get a second opinion for the engine noise. The engine may have a need to have the valves adjusted to reduce or get rid of the noise. This engine does require a regular valve...
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Dash and headlights flash for about 1 minute after shut off
Hi there. It sounds like the lighting system has feedback through another circuit. This could be due to a short circuit, open circuit, missing/failed ground point, corroded ground point, corroded connector, loose connector, or relay block faults. With the age...
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My vehicle runs or idles rough. I was told that is normal, is it? And what are the signs of the transmission going out?
With a vehicle as new as yours, the likelihood of a transmission issue would be fairly slim unless damage has been done. The clanking and the rough idle may be the cause of the jerking motion. You should turn your...
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When accelerating, it sounds like a card is stuck in the bicycle spokes.
Hello. Ticking noises that are related to engine speed are often a sign of valve issues. You will want to start by making sure your oil is full and in good condition. If the valves are clean and undamaged, they...
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Dashboard lights come on while driving and all my gages go down to 0, then I hear ticking noise inside the dashboard.
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. The fact that the indicator lights are operational proves that the instrument cluster panel is properly grounded. With the key in the "On" position, take a test light and check the feed wire at...
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Front right suspension area making a clicking noise that speeds up as car goes faster. My car is a 2013 Infiniti G37x.
Hi there. The clicking noise in the right front may be, any number of possibilities. A loose wheel, a wheel bearing going bad, possible brake pad movement, resulting from poor fitting pads, a worn axle shaft cv joint. There are...
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My truck turns over but won't start.
When a truck won't start, it's usually going to be an ignition or fuel system-related malfunction. The fact that your gas gauge was "ticking" a bit may be an indicator that an electrical problem exists, causing the ignition system to...
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Chevy 5.3l - Lost oil pressure, why?
Hello - since you didn't appear to be leaking oil in a significant way (busted oil line, hole in the pan), I suspect that the oil pressure relief valve may have been stuck in the "relief" position. Some of the...
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Engine knock and low engine power
Hi there: The problem with trying to diagnose a ticking issue remotely is the fact that it could be multiple; yet completely different mechanical systems that are causing this issue; ranging from the timing chain being loose, to fuel system...

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