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Common signs include a ticking noise coming from the engine, an engine that won't turn over, engine misfires, and oil leaking in front of the motor.

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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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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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My car has been acting weird and I would really want to know exactly why the check engine and this other red light is on
Hi there. The red lightning bolt is the symbol that the throttle position sensor (TPS) has failed and is no longer responding to the ECM (computer). I recommend replacing the TPS with the OEM specified part for your engine. ...
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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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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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I have a ticking noise in the front axle in my 99 Jeep Cherokee 4x4.
Hello, thank you for writing in. The ticking noises you are hearing may be coming from the actual axle itself. The CV joints on both sides of the axle can click or tick as they wear down. You would hear...
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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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Rough start but will start fine after about 5 minutes of running. Now ticking has developed.
Hi there. A ticking noise on the front of an engine that comes and goes could be the drive belt tensioner being worn, pulleys out of alignment causing the components to fail making the noise, or the timing belt tensioner...
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Clicking noise after car has been started while idling
Hello, thank you for writing in. The ticking noise may be coming from the alternator itself, or from the drive belt that powers it. When the vehicle is cold it can be loud and need a moment to warm up....
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A clicking noise coming from the engine bay, gets louder when you give it gas.
With the description that you have given above, it sounds like you may be describing an exhaust leak. The tick could be the exhaust gas escaping from a small crack, or where a gasket has been compromised, and this is...
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Intermittent ticking sound from front of engine
If the ticking sound seems to be dependent on temperature, I might suggest taking a look for an exhaust leak somewhere. Small exhaust leaks will normally begin when cold and diminish as the engine warms, but in my experience, I...
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Changed the oil and now there's a tick coming from my engine
Hello, thank you for writing in. Cost commonly the issues with ticking noises in the engine stem from the valves and lifters that control the intake and exhaust flow through the engine. The engine oil lubricates and supports all of...
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Ticking when accelerating
With the information that you've provided, I think you are describing an exhaust leak. It's not uncommon for a minor exhaust leak to tick, especially when cool, and then go away as it warms up. It can also increase when...
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ticking only when in gear and i press accelerator
Hello, thank you for writing in. The ticking noise can be engine or exhaust related. Typically the transmission makes different types of noises when there is something wrong, so keep the transmission as being one of the last components you...
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How can I fix a ticking noise coming from the engine to my Pontiac torrent 2009?
Hi there. The noise you are hearing is the lifters in the engine are not pressurizing up or stuck in the down position. Check the oil level on the engine and see if the level is low. If the fluid...
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Following a complete car tune up with full oil change, the oil light has come on during freeway driving - no overheating and oil level okay.
The noise that you are hearing is the lifters tapping on the engine as they are not getting any oil. The best thing to do is find out what type of engine oil was put into your vehicle from when...
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Knocking in my motor
Unless the engine overheated, the head gasket would not necessarily be damaged by running low on oil. Ticking type noises are usually associated with wear in the valve train. In some cases, low oil pressure will be the cause of...
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Fast Ticking sound coming from the engine.
Hi there. To see where the noise is coming from on the engine, first try removing the drive belt and starting the engine. If the ticking noise went away, then there is an issue with a pulley on an accessory...

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