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I have a stock '02 RSX-S with 93K miles.I recently started hearing a ticking sound coming from the engine while accelerating at low rpm's in any gear (i can hear it at higher rpm's too, but at that point the engine rev starts to cover the noise up). With the windows closed it sounds like it's coming from the center of the engine. It's much more noticeable with the windows open driving next to something (and it's much more noticeable with the passenger side window down than the drive side). Some more hints: -can't hear it while cruising at low speed at low rpm, but as soon as i hit the gas i hear it "tck-tck-tck" -noise dissappears as soon as i let up on the accelerator. -ticking frequency mathces the engine rpm's

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    I have a stock '02 RSX-S with 93K miles.I recently started hearing a ticking sound coming from the engine while accelerating at low rpm's in any gear (i can hear it at higher rpm's too, but at that point the engine rev starts to cover the noise up). With the windows closed it sounds like it's coming from the center of the engine. It's much more noticeable with the windows open driving next to something (and it's much more noticeable with the passenger side window down than the drive side). Some more hints: -can't hear it while cruising at low speed at low rpm, but as soon as i hit the gas i hear it "tck-tck-tck" -noise dissappears as soon as i let up on the accelerator.
    I just watched someone put his problem on youtubehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndMBFEAQm... the noise are so similar. I just tried to put the the car on neutal, turn off the ac and light, then turn it on. The noise was hard to hear when off, but get louder as soon as I turn them on. Same noise as I hit the gas in gear at the low rpm's I mentioned...Could that be the A/C compressor's bearing? or powersteering pump's bearing???

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Sounds like an Exhaust Manifold leak on only one cylinder. The Gasket is probably blown out. Check around where manifold is bolted to the engine. Any leaks are usually evident by a black sooty deposit.

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