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Old 05-11-2003, 05:24 AM   #1
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Ok i just started noticing that whenever my car is on..i hear a subtle "tick tick tick tick"..non-stop coming from somewhere in the engine bay. I popped the hood and i couldn't pin point the noise. I know that when i rev my engine the tick speeds up..if that helps any. Anyone know what i'm hearing and what the hell i gotta do..cuz it'* angering me.
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Could be a number of things but it may be dirt trappen on your lifter where the rod hits. Could be that you need to torqe down the rocker assembly if it isnt torqed right it could make a tick because of the tiny tiny gap between the rocker and the rod.

I would torque your rocker assembly to specs and see if it still makes noise if so then look at your lifters. :(
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Just a thought but maybe check your fuel injectors sometimes they click when they're failing.
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Get a long screw driver or length of rubber hose and use it to listen to the engine.

Press the tip against the valve cover and your ear to the other end then work your way across the heads. You should be able to tell if the ticking is coming from the valves by doing this and find out which cylinder it is. Probably won't be able to tell which valve though since they are so close together.

If the sound sounds like it is coming from deeper down and towards the passenger side it might be something in the timing chain rattling.
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Well today my dad and i popped the hood and listened to the engine..and he said that it'* most likely the lifter that'* makin the noise. He said to fix this might be pricey..?? I also hear the noise near the oil cap ..it looks like this piece of metal that chops back in forth inside there is knocking against the plastic encasing.
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Well, you're talking valvetrain.....but it could be any number of things in there. You really need to isolate it down to a very small location. A little bit of valve tick isn't too scary. What kind of oil do you run?

Worst case, a lifter isn't that hard to change. Neither is a rocker.....or even a valve for that matter. With a good book, you can do it in a day, even if you never have before. Jseabert can tell you all about it. He did that entire top end teardown awhile back. Twice in a month. First time with very little help from me. Gaskets will run you about $50.
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it'* a light tick..so i don't think it'* too bad. My dad said to be gentle with the car now due to the ticking..and it'* so hard hearing that supercharger whine when i drive. I either gotta get this fixed asap..or can i drive through this tick?
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sometimes i hear a cackling noise from under the hood sounds like something is rattling bad but a mechanic said it could be one of the bearings on the cam...scarry stuff if its a bearing
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