if that ticking noise increases with rpm that may be lifter noise. it happens when the lifters are not getting they lubrication it need. it may be due to "dirty"/contaminated oil and or in some engines it would indicate time to adjust them.(if they're mechanical) My Opinion This noise is sometimes also cause by your oil type. since your vehicle is over 10yrs old there is some wear in the engine. if you are still using 10/30 oil it may not be enough to provide the cushioning your lifters need to prevent metal to metal contact. what i do is i change my oil to a thicker type.(20/50) this provides additional cushioning.In a '''NEW''' vehicle this may not be recomended.In your case we are speaking of 10yrs of service and wear in the engine WILL occur. your manufacturer specified oil applies to new vehicles since obviously there is no wear in the engine they don't need the extra protection/"cushioning".
ticking sound in engine is usually not caused by a timing belt ticking is usually caused by worn cam shaft or clifters most cars now have hydraulic lifters. if oil is low it will cause ticking. if a lifter is worn it will cause ticking these should have been ckecked for wear when replacing timing belt
Ticking in an engine generally refers to the valves. If ticking is apparent on a 1994 Chevy Lumina tighten the valves to factory specifications.
Hey Mart==Generally just one valve ticking wouldn't cause a power loss. It deoends on what kind of car and engine you have. It could be an injector ticking which would cause a dead miss. GoodluckJoe
Normally loose tappets will cause a ticking sound in the engine. Depending on if you have mechanical or hydraulic tappets you may need to have them replaced or simply adjusted.
The most likely cause of a ticking sound in a motor is a bad timing belt. A valve out of time can also cause a ticking sound.
Detonation...Needs to be fixed immediately or will eventually destroy engine.
Stuck hydraulic lifter.
a "knocking" noise could be your lifters. and the ticking when accelerating and letting out of the gas is the same thing. check your oil and if it's full then you may need to think about either having them adjusted, or getting new ones. depending on what you have depends on whether or not you wanna sell it
Could possibly be a bad lifter.
Collapsed hydraulic valve lifter? Rocker arm (valves) need adjusting?
A 97 Maxima can have these symptoms because of a bad alternator. If the alternator has low output there can be a ticking and eventually the engine will stop running.
It would if the battery voltage was lowered enough to cause it not to fire.
can you elaborate? engine noise? stationary/moving? ticking, tapping or a definite knocking?
You oil pump is not working?
A bad rod bearing
There is probably too much clearance between the rods and the crankshaft causing the motor to knock. If this is the case you need an overhaul job on the engine. The clicking sound is probably cause from using too low octane gas or your firing is set a little too high. http://www.autozone.com/servlet/UiBroker?UseCase=S001&UserAction=viewSimpleDiagInfo&Parameters=info answer knocking sound comes from worn bearings and parts in lower engine ticking comes from tappets, or more specifically the hydraulic lifters in engine ticking sound can also be a small exhaust manifold leak
I had a similar problem in a taurus. I had to replace the alternator.
Its possible that this ticking sound is caused from driving fast for prolong periods. Its possible that its not the engine that is making the sound, but the exhaust system somewhere. I hear a ticking sound if I drive over 140KMh for long periods. It always stops once the car cools. I hopes this helps.
The cool water hitting your piping hot exhaust makes the metal contract (Shrink) and it makes a ticking noise.
Lots of possibilities, Check ignition modul first.
Most likely is knocking. Try next higher octane grade of gasoline.
A faulty gas cap could cause the check engine light to come on but it would not cause a rough idle or engine noises. Start with having your local auto parts store read the codes. The codes will help determine why the check engine light is on.
yes it is possible