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Old 04-08-2007, 08:10 PM   #1
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Is it normal for these cars to have a "clicking" sound while idling? Almost sounds like a lifter ticking. It'* not piston slap, it'* not that prominent. Also, it happens hot or cold. I don't know how else to describe it other than it sounds like a lifter isn't pumping up??

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Might it be the injectors that you're hearing? They click each time the solenoid is activated.
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Could be. I dunno though, doesn't seem fast enough for all of the injectors? Sounds like it'* one cylinder? I only base that on the perceived frequency of the click.
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screwdriver + ear = answer.
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This is probably true. Now, before I break it, how does this engine cover come off? Is it friction fit, or are there some screws somewhere?
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It'* a friction/rubber fit, Pull up from the front, then from the back and slide her out.
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yeah I have herd that to ... I think its the engine I haven't had a quiet northstar yet. Even the one in the ESV is noisy.
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