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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Timing Belt
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 from engine
Some ticking noises can be normal. The fuel injectors do make a ticking noise as part of their normal operation and depending on the vehicle can be heard louder than usual. I would ask for help from one of the...
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ticking noise while accelerating
Hello. There are a few possibilities that could be causing the noise you are hearing. Some of the possible causes include: pieces of the catalytic converter could be rattling in the exhaust, broken baffles in the muffler, a loose flap...
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Ticking noise when accelerating
Hello! Many things could result in a ticking sound when driving, from a fuel injector to the turning axle bearing. Any qualified mechanic, such as our YourMechanic experts, will be able to diagnose this issue for you.
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Ticking noise in my engine.
A ticking noise sounds like a bad valve lash adjuster and is a common problem with these cars. I would have a technician inspect the noise from your engine.
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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
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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Ticking noise
Hello there, a few different faults can cause the vehicle to have this ticking noise. The most common faults would include an issue with the flywheel, belt tensioner, alternator, water pump, or engine mechanical issue. I'd recommend getting some help...
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Ticking noise
The noise you hear when first starting is the oil pressure building up, and the hydraulic cam followers getting pressurized. Once they get oil pressure, then the noise goes away. Try using only the Ford FL820S oil filter, and only...
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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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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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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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Car making ticking noise
Hello! An oil leak should be looked at sooner, rather than later, to avoid possible engine damage. First, check to see that the oil level is full. You can return it to the shop that did the oil change, or...
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clicking sound in rear on the passenger side of car while driving
A ticking noise may be from the brakes or a tire has something in it. If the noise goes away when pressing on brakes then it is a brake problem. If noise only happens when pressing on brakes when moving...
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My wife's 2013 Chevy Sonic is making a ticking noise from the engine, does not do it every day, but when it does, shifting is a little
Hello. Most of the time on this engine the noise comes from the valve train. It is usually from the variable valve timing system and is considered normal. If the noise is getting very loud then it may have an...
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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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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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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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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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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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