Weird Engine Click

Old 08-13-2011, 02:32 AM
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Weird Engine Click

Team 210.. I need some help on this clicking/ tapping noise coming from I believe passenger side engine bay. Let me give you a quick breakdown of my car and problem... 03 FI automatic with 26k... When ever the car is at idle you hear the tap and it increases with the rpm... But also it seems to disappear around 60 mph. I have went over many posts and some say rod bearings , piston slap, changing your oil to just ignoring the problem. Also, there are no CEL, smoke loss in performance. Any ideas? Thanks in advance
Old 08-15-2011, 03:56 AM
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The only thing that comes to my mind with tapping is rod bearings. Happened to me in another car of mine. But it seems a bit premature at 26k miles. I would try some synthetic oil or 50/50 mix.
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OK so there is numerous things out there....?
Was this car modded at all?
Did it just start or did you buy it that way?
Tapping constant or just sometimes?
How loud is the tap? Very noticable or just valves tapping.
Could be a bent valve.
Revving hard for long can cause the valves to bounce and can bend one.
26k is extremly low miles for 03. Original motor or replace?
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Can you hear it inside the car with the windows up? Is it louder under load or the same? Could be anything from harmless valvetrain/injector noise or something more serious like rod bearings. A video might help.
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I have the same issue..A ticking from the engine and it speeds up as the rpm increases..I use full moble 1 synthetic...I have a 2004 coupe auto and like t drive it hard...could this be valve issue? Can i replace 1 valve in my car or should i get all new cam n valves? oil consumption exaust tips are a bit black but dont clean them that often??? I need help for this problem guys.....
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