Exception in rendering!

Message: window is not defined

ReferenceError: window is not defined
    at new c (/tmp/execjs20161208-5336-35q0kjjs:136:3912)
    at m.mountComponent (/tmp/execjs20161208-5336-35q0kjjs:47:15602)
    at /tmp/execjs20161208-5336-35q0kjjs:49:31860
    at a.r.perform (/tmp/execjs20161208-5336-35q0kjjs:47:12503)
    at Object.a [as renderToString] (/tmp/execjs20161208-5336-35q0kjjs:49:31821)
    at r (/tmp/execjs20161208-5336-35q0kjjs:50:21164)
    at Object.S.ReactOnRails.serverRenderReactComponent (/tmp/execjs20161208-5336-35q0kjjs:32:6073)
    at eval (eval at <anonymous> (/tmp/execjs20161208-5336-35q0kjjs:173:8), <anonymous>:10:23)
    at eval (eval at <anonymous> (/tmp/execjs20161208-5336-35q0kjjs:173:8), <anonymous>:17:3)
    at /tmp/execjs20161208-5336-35q0kjjs:173:8

Q: Car ticking, sounding like a tractor

asked by on

When I start my car, I hear a ticking sound in the motor. If I continue to drive, it sounds like a tractor.

A: A ticking sound coming from the motor can s...

A ticking sound coming from the motor can sometimes be normal, but in this case there are a few possibilities. The oil level should be checked by a qualified technician to ensure the motor has enough oil for proper lubrication. When a motor doesn't have enough oil to properly lubricate all of the needed systems premature engine wear and serious internal engine damage can occur. The ticking could be one or more of the hydraulic lifters located in the cylinder heads making noise from lack of oil delivery. The longer this condition is present the more engine damage will occur. A proper inspection of your car's ticking sound can easily be set up by one of the qualified technicians here at YourMechanic to ensure your safety while driving.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Two codes coming up: P0449 & P0455

The most likely cause for these two codes is that the emissions control evaporative canister vent solenoid needs to be replaced. You may also want to check your gas cap to make sure it does not leak; it may be...

Q: 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...

Q: Oil change

I am not sure how this could have effected your transmission but the other issues you had are very likely related to adding too much oil. Depending on how much extra oil was added, the oil level may have reached...

Related articles

How to Renew Your Car Registration in Oklahoma(DELETED)
Having your car registered with the Oklahoma Tax Commission is an important part of driving legally in this state. You will need to do this within 30 days of moving to Oklahoma...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...