I have noticed a noise from my car, like a ticking noise, which has always been there when you first start the car, but now it's continous. The last time I had my oil changed, the "quick lube" put the wrong sticker on my vehicle and I went over on my oil change by 4,000 miles and the next time it was serviced, they said it was 2 1/2 quarts low on oil. My car has been serviced regular up to this point and now the dealership says it's missed up my motor. I am wondering if its possible that running it low on oil has caused a lifter to go out and that's what I'm hearing or what it could be. The dealerships out for money and quick lube doesn't want to admit to anything so I'm in a crappy situation with a tore up car that I owe more than it's worth. Anyone who could shed some light would be greatly appreciated.
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the ticking , if you hear it on the top of the motor, will be a rocker arm,, it could be plugged and not getting oil, if its coming from lower down in the motor, it is possibly a stuck valve,, or a rod bearing , if its a ticking noise its more than likely the rocker assembly,, if its more of a knocking noise its lower in the motor
i have the same probley 2006 LS...
if you notice when you press that button that closes off the out side air of your car it makes that... (More) if you notice when you press that button that closes off the out side air of your car it makes that noise.you don't even have to turn on the ac. it is just that open and close air vent that is stuck and it taps until it closes all the way. there is a motor that openes and closes that vent and on the motor that opens and closes that vent is a connector that just needs to be readjusted. i took the gove compartment off to see where the noise was and i found it. when you press those two buttons (the open and close air buttons) you can see the vent open and close and on the right of that vent you will see the motor and the connector that has to be readjusted. i hope you are good with taking things apart. it took me a second to see how it worked but it was so easy to fix. better than paying the dealer ship. if you have questions please ask me
usually when there is a ticking noise that changes as the rpm of the engine changes it could be that not all the components in the engine are properly lubricated. you may notice that noise occur temporarily when a car has been sitting for a while and all the oil runs to the bottom of the engine. as soon as the engine is running for a couple of seconds the noise goes away because oil is splashed on all those components. i recommend you check your oil level. i used to have a stealth with an oil leak...and i always knew when the oil was low because i would start to gradually hear the ticking noise. usually and hopefully that's it. it either that or you have bend rods that are slightly tappin on something else in there. but let's be a lil optimistic.