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Unread 04-01-2014, 04:33 PM   #1
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Loud clicking from engine bay

Hey guys. Recently noticed a loud clicking sound from the engine bay. The clicking frequency changes when I press the gas (clicks faster) as well. Coming from the left side of the bay, around the spark plugs. Any idea?

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Unread 04-01-2014, 05:15 PM   #2
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Could this be the lifters ticking? Seems worse when it's cold
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Unread 04-02-2014, 01:13 PM   #3
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sounds like lifters, maybe a wire arcing out/
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Unread 04-06-2014, 08:34 PM   #4
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Uploaded a short video to youtube recording the sound. Any ideas?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzMG...ature=youtu.be
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Unread 04-06-2014, 09:35 PM   #5
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Take off the serpentine belt and start it. Sounds like a power steering pump. That would rule out everything the belt runs anyways.
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Unread 04-17-2014, 02:44 PM   #6
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Hey guys, still having problems figuring out the cause. Here's a better short video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxlH...ature=youtu.be
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Unread 04-17-2014, 02:51 PM   #7
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The video dont work.
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Unread 04-17-2014, 02:59 PM   #8
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The video dont work.
Derp. Try that now
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Unread 04-17-2014, 04:47 PM   #9
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Well I would start by removing the belt and starting it up for a minute to see if it goes away. If not, I would start pulling spark plug wires carefully with a pair of pliers and a gloved hand one at a time to see if the sound changes, or stops on any of the cylinders. But that's my best guess over the interweb. Good luck.

When you pull a plug wire to check put it back obviously before you go to the next. Do not pull your coil wire while it's running. I learned that the hard way.
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Unread 04-17-2014, 04:53 PM   #10
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Could it be a hole/crack in the exhaust manifold? Are you seing a decrease in power or mpg?
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Unread 04-17-2014, 05:44 PM   #11
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Thanks for the ideas guys! I've noticed no change in power or mpg at all
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Unread 04-17-2014, 07:47 PM   #12
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Lifter noise if I ever heard one . What's the condition of the oil and what are you running ?

Shane , here's what I would do . Buy 2 cans of motor flush at Can Tire , 2 gallons of the cheapest oil , 1 gallon of good , 2 filters from NAPA .

Follow instructions and add first can/bottle of flush . Drain the oil , change filter , install new oil . Run for 15 mins , repeat flush and finish with new oil . If that don't work , your looking at a new cam/lifter set and you will need to gently hone/clean each port for every lifter in the block .
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Unread 04-17-2014, 08:06 PM   #13
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I changed the oil and filter about 4500 km's ago. I used Castrol GTX High Mileage 10W30! REALLY appreciate the detailed advice by the way.

If weather is decent tomorrow I'll give it a go
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