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What would cause a fast ticking sound from under the car after its turned off?


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2005-02-23 03:57:26
2005-02-23 03:57:26

An irregular ticking that slows downs over time is probably a hot exhaust component (exhaust manifold heat shield, down pipe, catalytic converter, etc.) contracting as it cools off. This is normal if it stops after a few minutes.


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