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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 sound on drivers side
Deficiencies of various types can cause lifter and valve train noise, including ticking noises. The bottom line is if the ticking noise did not exist at all prior to their work on the valve train, but occurred immediately at the...
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My 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer started smoking and ticking and will not go above 20 mph.
Hello. There are a lot of things that can cause this. Most of the time if you have a ticking noise with smoke then you need to check for a misfire. I would usually start by scanning the computer for...
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Tick in drivers side gets lower after warm up
In your initial question, I did not know that valve damage occurred as a consequence of a failed timing belt replacement. The 4 valves that the shop "claims" were damaged might merely represent what they "think" was the extent of...
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Hello, I have a 2012 jeep compass with engine noise. I inspected it, and it looks to be coming from a pulley. The Crankshaft pulle
There should be no appreciable run-out on the crank pulley and if a physical inspection of the harmonic balancer reveals damage such as a broken, cracked or separated rubber bond, the balancer should be replaced. If you do have a...
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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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Bought a car on Ebay, car runs kind of rough and there is a strong smell of gas
The ticking noise is from the valve train. Exhaust from any car of that vintage, no matter how well tuned, is going to be very noticeable and remarkably worse than a modern car. As far as the rough idle, compression...
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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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Will a new oil pump stop the possible valve ticking in my 2004 Subaru Impreza when its cold and what should I put in the transmission
Hello. If the oil pressure is low then a new oil pump can lessen or eliminate the ticking noise. If the oil pressure is fine and you are still getting noise then you may have a failure in the valve...
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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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While I am driving my car makes a loud knocking sound. I t may be coming from the engine I'm not quite sure.
The noise will be identifiable, and the origin pinpointed, if you request a vehicle noise diagnostic. Ticking noises are usually due to valve train problems and, in turn those problems can be caused by low oil pressure. Knocking, if from...
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I just had my exhaust manifold looked over and two mechanics told me I had holes in the manifold
The exhaust manifolds on this engine will warp and cause the exhaust manifold bolts to break off in the cylinder heads. The manifold will need to be removed and drill and tap out the broken bolts in the head. This...
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There's like a ticking noise coming from my engine that only happens when I drive on a highway and when stopping at a red light.
The noise that you are hearing from the engine could be one or more lifters ticking. The lifters use oil from the engine to create a hydraulic pressure in them to keep them in contact with the valvetrain. If the...
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My car is making a ticking sound and the check engine light is coming on then i'll put it in park and it feel like is about to stall out.
Hi there. The ticking noise could be a lifter tapping on the top of the engine or a connecting rod bearing in your engine loosing oil pressure. Check the engine oil level and see if its low. If the oil...

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