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2000 volkswagen jetta engine noise

My jetta engine is making a clicking noise that is unusual. the car has 106,000 miles, when i first start the car you don't hear it. but by the time i drive to the store which is right around the corner from my house, i hear it and it dosen't go away. the motor oil is the only thing i have changed recently. i have always used castrol gtx 10w30. the last oil change i made, i used pennsoil 10w30. what do you think the problem could be? my co-worker thinks it could be a lifterthat needs adjusting. if you agree, how expensive is this on my car?

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  • Anonymous Nov 20, 2008

    I had the same problem at the same mileage!

    It was the evap service port line on the left side of the engine compart. vibrating against the inside of the fender. I just bent it in and no problem.

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    Car makes a rapid knocking noise when driving under 25 mph stops hen you go faster. Recently changed oil (very bad)and replaced wheel bearings. What's making the noise



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The only efficient way to indentify the fault is by getting the fault codes read from the on-board diagnostic system. Without that data everything is just guesswork.

However, an unusual ticking could be a failing cambelt which is "new engine time" if not rectified immediately.While there, check the alternator and hydraulic pump belts .

Hope this helps. If this "fixes ya", I'd appreciate a rating for my reply, If not, please delay the rating and add a comment with any extra info you have and I will try to think of something else.

Cheers, D.

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