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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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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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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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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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