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Hello...I have an 09 elantra I just bought. It

Hello...I have an 09 elantra I just bought. It has 3,000 miles on it now. Once it reaches temp and after I shut it off it ticks/pings fast and loudly. It is very noticeable and I have never had a car do this. Can I do something about this?

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  • p_laughlin Jun 25, 2009

    I did that already. They claimed not to hear it. And they told me it is normal with the expanding/contracting of the metals. But I have never had a car do this and it is annoying and people do notice it....

  • p_laughlin Jun 25, 2009

    Just curious. Why has no other vehicle I owned done this then? That is what I am confused about. I could see if all cars do this but they don't. I do hear some cars ping here and there as they cool. But this one pings really fast and loud, not like what I have heard from some vehicles....

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The ticks and pings you hear is just the exhaust / header cooling down. Hot things expand and what your hearing is the exhaust system cooling down " contracting " . Dont worry about it, there's nothing you can do.

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  • Michael Moore Jun 25, 2009

    It's really just the thinner metal contracting and cooling and a different rate. Basically. It's nothing to take it to the dealer about. Hope it helps.



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