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What would cause a clicking sound from the engine?

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2005-06-20 23:19:02
2005-06-20 23:19:02

Detonation...Needs to be fixed immediately or will eventually destroy engine.

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If there is a clicking noise get it to a mechanic you engine is blown and may be saved. Most likely you'll need a new one because a lifter is broken and it would be cheaper.

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