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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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Ticking noise
Hello. A ticking sound from the engine can be caused by a few different things. Two of the most common causes, as you already figured, are from faulty injectors or an issue with the valve train. If the clicking is...
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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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Engine clicking and shaking
Hello. The symptoms you describe can be caused by a few different things. A few possibilities are an exhaust leak, or some sort of engine performance issue, such as a misfire. If the noise appears to be coming from the...
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ticking / clicking noise coming from the front end while driving a low speeds.
Hi there. The ticking noise could be the universal joints on the driveshafts or axle shafts on the front axle. The ticking noise could be the universal joints having the bearings burned up causing the caps to move around on...
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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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Car makes noise only in the morning
Hello. Thank you for writing in. When the vehicle sits for an extended period of time, the oil collects at the bottom of the engine due to gravity. This causes the engine and components in which the oil lubricates to...
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Knocking/ticking noise before it died told that engine has no compression also told may be timing chain/belt,worth looking at ?
Hello, the damage to the engine could cost a lot money. When the timing chain breaks, the result can be bent valves and damage to the cylinder head. The effective repair would be to replace the engine assembly. With...
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Hey this is Erick. I replaced my timing chain or belt for my Nissan Maxima and it still makes a loud noise when I start the car up
Hello. A ticking from the engine can be caused by a few different things. If the chain was recently replaced, then it may be possible that the sound is not related to the chain, or perhaps to a component besides...
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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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Oil pressure fluctuating and clicking noise from engine.
Hi there. The noise seems to be a lifter tap. Either a lifter is stuck or there is no oil to the lifter causing the rocker arm to tap and creating the noise you are hearing. Try putting one quart...
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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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