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Sporadic ticking sound from the front of the car
Hi and thanks for your question. It sounds like there could be a problem with a loose fan shroud or a loose body part to the vehicle. If the noise only occurs when driving straight and sometimes with braking, then...
Ticking noise from passenger side
Hello, I'm sure the dealership heard the noise however it is a normal noise from a Chrysler Hemi engine. This noise is most likely a lifter rattle or noise where a lifter spring is sticking closed and rattling in its...
First day of ownership car has ticking noise - 2008 BMW 528xi
If the car is a certified pre-owned and is still under warranty when the complaint was logged BMW should still still cover this concern. The 6 cylinder engines have had challenges with the HVA (hydraulic valve actuators or lifters). They...
Ticking noise coming from the head, front not receiving oil - 1990 Mazda B2200
Stop! This is an extremely serious issue, and it sounds like your vehicle has a blocked oil passage which will only lead to engine failure. Get this checked as soon as possible to prevent damage. This issue can be dealt...
My car flooded and now it ticks. How do I stop it?
Hi, thanks for writing in. There is a good chance that the ticking sound you may have heard was an indication of low oil levels in your engine. When motor oil is low or due for a change, it can...
Clicking noise from steering wheel
Hello, thanks for writing in. Most of the time this clicking noise is from the column covers rubbing on the steering wheel. I usually remove the covers and drive the vehicle to see if it goes away. If it does...
valve tick on driver's side - 1971 Dodge Charger
Hello. This is very normal for nearly every car. When your car's engine is cold and has been sitting for a while, the oil that is brought to the top of the motor when the engine is running will slowly...
What is the most common belt pulley bearing to fail?
Hello. In most cases, a worn or faulty bearing will produce a grinding or high-pitched whine. However, if you believe that a bearing may be the cause of your problem, then it is likely a bearing in one of the...
Grinding/ ticking / rattling noise from under front of car and heater not working.
Hi there. To pinpoint this issue I would definitely start by getting under the car to try and find the location of the noise. Most of the time this is caused by a failure in the air conditioning compressor but...
Engine tick and check engine light.
Hello, thanks for writing in. It is possible that you have a fuel injection issue, but that is not that common on this vehicle. Most of the time when this occurs with a ticking noise also it is due to...
There's a ticking sound by the engine, does the timing belt need replacing?
Hello there. The ticking sound coming from your Ford Fiesta isn't necessarily caused by the timing belt. In fact, most ticking sounds are caused by lubrication issues, when oil is having difficulty reaching the top of the cylinder head. The...
When I turn the key the lights come on fine, but sometimes it is hard to crank up. It makes a fast ticking noise
Hello, thanks for writing in. It sounds like either your battery voltage is low, or you have a corroded battery terminal, or both. Check the battery posts for corrosion, if you find a blob of blue green fuzzy stuff there,...
Misfiring and ticking
Hi, thanks for writing in. There could be multiple issues causing misfiring and engine ticking on your 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 ranging from issues with the electronic ignition system to fuel flow. Without having some specifics, it's hard to pinpoint...
Making a ticking noise when ideling
This may very well be a slight bit of excess valve train noise. Your car should have the timing belt replaced around every 60,000-70,000 miles. If it is possible that you may have put that many miles on the car...
There is a ticking noise coming from the dash when I unlock the car, what is it?
This is a notorious issue with this model of Impala. The noise you are hearing is most likely the blend door actuator attempting to move to its default position but is not able to do so. This repair usually requires...
transmission not catching gears and over revs
Hello and thank you for your question. It seems that the 3rd and 4th clutches inside the transmission are slipping. This is the reason why you are hearing a ticking noise under the transmission and it seems to not shift...
The engine is making a ticking noise I would like to what it might be
Ticking or knocking sounds typically come when the engine has been ran low on oil for a period of time or if the engine has had the wrong oil in it. I would recommend checking your oil level to ensure...
What is difference between ticking and knocking?
Hello - a non-technical definition of "ticking" might be the sound of a cheap plastic ball point being tapped on a countertop or desk. A "knocking" noise is more like a table knife being tapped on that same surface -...
Car has a "ticking" noise inside when cooling down.
Unless parts of the car are actually improperly assembled, there is nothing you can do about noises that stem from differential heating and cooling (i.e., expansion and contraction) of materials. A notable instance of this is your car's exhaust system,...
I'm not sure what to do or what I need to have fixed or replaced
Hello. If there is a ticking or knocking noise coming from the top of the engine, then it may have the damage that you mentioned. If the noise is not very loud, then it may be normal as these engines...

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