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Where does the ticking noise come from in a Chevy Tahoe?

It is really loud under the drivers side wheel. It doesn’t stop either when the car gets going. I hear it if I’m stopped and the windows down. I took to Chevy dealer and the lead mechanic told me that’s normal because of the new motor and pistons they use.

Why does my car make a knocking noise?

Clunking or knocking noise from wheels Inspection Service. Clunking or knocking noises can be very disconcerting for any driver to hear while they are going down the road. While these noises may be a symptom of some different issues, all are usually related to a suspension component that has failed.

Why does my Chevy Equinox make a clunking noise?

This helps translate the turning of the steering wheel to the direction of the tires. When a tie rod end is worn or loose, they may produce a clunking noise. Worn tie rod ends may also cause more play in the steering wheel, making turning more vague.

What kind of engine makes a ticking noise?

Discussion in ‘ Engine & Drivetrain ‘ started by John Bendzsuk, Feb 22, 2017 . Guys I need some advice. I have a 2015 Yukon and when I sart the engine I hear a ticking noise.

It is really loud under the drivers side wheel. It doesn’t stop either when the car gets going. I hear it if I’m stopped and the windows down. I took to Chevy dealer and the lead mechanic told me that’s normal because of the new motor and pistons they use.

Discussion in ‘ Engine & Drivetrain ‘ started by John Bendzsuk, Feb 22, 2017 . Guys I need some advice. I have a 2015 Yukon and when I sart the engine I hear a ticking noise.

Why does my Cadillac Escalade make a ticking noise?

Not sure if this has been fixed on the newer models, but the older 6.0 and 6.2 motors had a tendency to sheer one or more bolt heads on the exhaust manifold. My ’09 Denali has 3 sheered exhaust manifold bolt heads as we speak and will ‘tick’ until the manifolds are good and warm.

Why does my GM Truck make a popping noise?

X2.. This is a bad CV joint causing your clicking & popping Jordan. Check it & see if it’s dry. You may just need to pump a little grease into the boot & squeeze it into the joint to stop it if it isn’t too far gone. The fact that the noise is worse on a tight turn just solidifies the outer CV joint as being the problem.

Is the ticking noise coming from the engine normal?

Also i noticed slight engine vibration wnen car standing and very big vibration when driving on the highway between 70-80 mpr. AMWWORKS likes this. There are lots of threads about this, search around a bit. In most cases the noise is normal with the new setup, but some have had it worse (and it’s been other things) and it’s been addressed.

What should I do about the noise on a tight turn?

The fact that the noise is worse on a tight turn just solidifies the outer CV joint as being the problem. You should grease the other 3 while you’re at it. Get a needle tip for your grease gun, slip it between the boot & the axel shaft & give them all a shot, or they will need replacing too, especially the other outer RF joint.

Why does my Chevy Silverado make a noise when I accelerate?

Similar to a baseball card being stuck in a spoke of a bicycle. Gets louder as you accelerate. 166,000 miles. The noise seems to coming from the tensioner arm. Answer: OK. Remove the belt and see if the noise goes away. If it does, then either the tensioner or the belt or something that the belt drives is making the noise.

Why does my car make a ticking noise when I Turn Off the engine?

GM has issued a service bulletin #10-06-01-007D to address Engine Ticking Noise When Cold on the vehicles listed below. The ticking noise appears when the engine has been off for more than 2-hours. The tick noise may last from two seconds to ten minutes. GM has determined that the noise can be caused by any of the following:

Why does my Chevy Silverado sound like a baseball card?

I have a “tick” that sounds like a baseball card in a spoke of a bicycle coming from what I believe is the trans or bell housing. It ticks with the engine and speeds up with the engine. It’s about the loudness of a baseball card in spokes of a bike tire.

What do you do when your Chevy Silverado makes a noise?

Check that one for cracks. Best way is from under the truck. Spray a little belt dressing when it is making noise to see which one it is. Question: I have a Chevy 15500 Silverado v8 that is making an engine noise. Similar to a baseball card being stuck in a spoke of a bicycle. Gets louder as you accelerate. 166,000 miles.

Where does the lifter sound come from on a Chevy Silverado?

You can hear lifter click best around the top of the engine, and isolate the noise with a stethoscope against the valve cover. It will occur at idle and increases as you rev the engine, continuing even when the engine is warm. Valve lifter noise is detrimental and should be addressed quickly.

Why does my Chevy Tahoe rattle when I Turn on the a / C?

You need a new compressor. If you keep driving it like that, it can destroy the belt and/or tensioner and the flailing belt can damage the transmission cooler lines which run right underneath it. Look up this GM Tech service bulliten for more info.

What to do about ticking noise in Chevy 5.3L engine?

VLOM (Valve Lifter Oil Manifold) wear Plastic lifter guide wear Lifter bore wear Cam lobe wear; GM offers the following diagnostic steps in determining if this is the problem. 1. Perform a Cylinder Deactivation (Active Fuel Management) System Compression Test.

Why does my Chevy 5.3L engine keep ticking?

When reassembling the engine, ensure that the lifters are properly aligned to the new plastic lifter guides before they are installed. If they are not properly aligned, it may damage the plastic lifter guide once it is torqued, which may allow the lifter to turn in the guide. Low oil pressure to the VLOM can also cause AFM lifter damage.

Where was the 2004 Chevy Tahoe last serviced?

1st owner purchased on 08/03/04 and owned in WA until 07/30/10 • 2nd owner purchased on 06/10/11 and owned in WA until 05/28/21. 1st owner drove an estimated 15,598 miles/year • 2nd owner drove an estimated 14,835 miles/year. Last serviced at 248,789 miles in Bremerton, WA on 03/06/21 • Vehicle serviced • Oil and filter changed.

How many miles does a 2004 Chevy Tahoe have?

Mileage: 208,317 miles Body Type: SUV Color: Black Engine: 8 Cyl 5.3 L Accident reported: minor damage. 1st owner purchased on 08/31/04 and owned in KY until 09/14/09 • 2nd owner purchased on 09/24/09 and owned in OH until 04/12/21. 1st owner drove an estimated 9,247 miles/year • 2nd owner drove an estimated 9,859 miles/year.

Who was the original owner of the Chevy Tahoe?

1st owner purchased on 12/13/03 and owned in CA until 05/24/07 • 2nd owner purchased on 07/26/10 and owned in CA until 09/12/19 • 3rd owner purchased on 09/12/19 and owned in CA until .

Why does my 5.3 liter Vortec make a ticking noise?

Causes of Startup Noises in a 5.3L Vortec Valve Lifter. Lifter tick is a common occurrence in V-8 engines like the Chevy 5.3-liter Vortec. This ticking sound is caused by the valve lifters, which are filled with oil during engine operation.

Why does my car make a ticking noise when I idle?

The high pressure fuel system does have unique operating characteristics, in particular the noise emanating from the high-pressure fuel pump can result in a subtle ticking noise that is apparent when the vehicle is idling. The sound is more evident when outside around the vehicle when the hood is open or the vehicle is operated in a drive-thru.

Why does my GM Truck make a noise when I start it up?

These engines generate noises during cold start and during warm operation that technicians may not be familiar with. The latest generation of full-size trucks and utilities incorporate a new generation of technologies not previously seen in a GM full-size truck and utility applications.

Causes of Startup Noises in a 5.3L Vortec Valve Lifter. Lifter tick is a common occurrence in V-8 engines like the Chevy 5.3-liter Vortec. This ticking sound is caused by the valve lifters, which are filled with oil during engine operation.

Why does my car make a knocking noise when I Turn on the heat?

This noise may be caused by an interaction between carbon that has formed on the piston, the piston motion and the cylinder wall. GM Powertrain Engineering, and an analysis of engines with this condition, has confirmed that the noise is not detrimental to the performance, reliability or durability of the engine.

Why does my Vortec valve lifter tick when it sits?

The AC Delco oil filter contains a anti-drain back valve that helps stop the oil from draining out of the valve lifters when the motor sits. If you are using an aftermarket oil filter, switching back to a factory AC Delco oil filter might reduce the occurrence of lifter tick.

When does the engine knock noise go away?

Some of the above vehicles may exhibit an engine knock noise that begins in the first 19,000-24,000 km (12,000-15,000 mi) of use. The knock noise is most often noticed during initial start-up and typically disappears within the first 5-30 seconds (may last longer in extreme cold temperatures).

Is it normal to make noise when accelerating?

There are noises that are normal on acceleration. The best way to know if the noise is normal is simply if you have heard the noise before. You have probably driven, or at least ridden in cars for years.

Why does my car make a ticking noise when I accelerate?

If any of the bearings fail they will cause a ticking or screeching noise. Again, the noise is more noticeable on acceleration because the engine spins faster. The pistons can also wear and make noise. The pistons are what move up and down and make the engine spin.

Not sure if this has been fixed on the newer models, but the older 6.0 and 6.2 motors had a tendency to sheer one or more bolt heads on the exhaust manifold. My ’09 Denali has 3 sheered exhaust manifold bolt heads as we speak and will ‘tick’ until the manifolds are good and warm.

Why does my car make a ticking sound when I accelerate?

The problem appears during acceleration, when I give it gas. Then, there is this ticking sound. There is no sound however, when the car is in neutral, or running with the windows down. But, when I shift gears and slowly accelerate and the windows are up, the ticking sound is easily noticeable.

There are noises that are normal on acceleration. The best way to know if the noise is normal is simply if you have heard the noise before. You have probably driven, or at least ridden in cars for years.

Can you hear the engine ticking during take off?

Yes often times fuel injectors firing can be heard at idle, usually you can’t hear them during take off as road noise quickly overcomes injector noise. If you can hear ticking during take off, you may be hearing valve train noise as described in the article. Thanks Again!

What causes an engine to make a ticking noise?

Possible Engine Ticking Causes: 1 Normal wear and operating noise 2 Valves out of adjustment 3 Rod knock or noisy lifter 4 Low oil level

What to do if you have a tick in your engine?

Low Oil Level. BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak is specially formulated to restore the seals and gaskets in your engine to stop both large and small oil leaks. Ensuring you have a leak-free engine will make sure you have enough oil in your engine eliminating your tick and making sure everything says lubricated and safe.

Why does my Chevy Tahoe keep clicking and cranking?

Assuming you have tight connections, and no corrosion on the battery terminals, and all wires to and from battery and starter are ok and tight at both ends, and free from damage, corrosion. The clicking is usually a solenoid (when battery voltage is strong enough, it holds the solenoid down to supply starter with full voltage.)

Why does my oil ticker tick at start up?

When your engine sits, the oil can seep out of the lifters. When this happens, the lifter will tick at start-up until it refills with engine oil. Ticking lifters are not dangerous. The lifter is designed with a drain/fill hole that allows the lifter to float or fall based on oil pressure.

What makes a loud clicking noise when you start a truck?

Start the truck and a loud clicking noise that sounds similar to two pieces of plastic making contact, maybe like a gear skipping a tooth, emanates from under the dashboard on the passenger side. Click rate is about every 0.5 seconds and lasts for approximately 90 clicks and then stops.

Why does my Chevy Trailblazer make a knocking sound?

Hi there: Damage to the flywheel on a 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer is highly unlikely unless you’re experiencing serious transmission, acceleration or shifting issues. In most cases, a knocking sound will be caused by internal engine components that are experiencing lack…

Why does my Chevy Silverado make a tapping noise?

The engine has a deep knocking noise in the lower part and a tapping noise in the upper part . The engine has a miss at idle and no matter how much diagnostic equipment you hook up to the truck you can’t find the reason, but after checking I have found that all the 99 and 2000 silerado’s with the 5. 3 have had a strange miss/vibration.

Hi there: Damage to the flywheel on a 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer is highly unlikely unless you’re experiencing serious transmission, acceleration or shifting issues. In most cases, a knocking sound will be caused by internal engine components that are experiencing lack…

Why do I hear a ticking noise in my car?

In some cases, the ticking or clicking noise while driving you’re hearing can be caused by either a wheel bearing that is faulty, a rotor that is warped or CV joint that is damaged.

Why does MY BMW 745Li make a ticking noise?

It sounds like your 2005 BMW 745Li may have a problem with your electric/charging system or that the battery is faulty. If the electric/charging system is charging too low, it will cause the electronics to go “haywire” because the… How do you lock the doors with the remote?

VLOM (Valve Lifter Oil Manifold) wear Plastic lifter guide wear Lifter bore wear Cam lobe wear; GM offers the following diagnostic steps in determining if this is the problem. 1. Perform a Cylinder Deactivation (Active Fuel Management) System Compression Test.

Why do I hear a ticking sound in my engine?

Rod knock could be the possible reason for a major engine issue. When the bearing connected to the rod wears off or gets damaged, the rod knocks around the crankshaft and creates a metal-to-metal sound. You will hear a rhythmic, loud ticking noise in engine when acceleratin g.

What makes a Chevy Silverado make a knocking noise?

For the first 30 to 60 seconds after a cold start, the short-skirted pistons rock inside the cylinders and slap against the cylinder walls, sounding rather like a diesel engine. The knocking can be heard around the top of the engine, but is much louder if you listen in the front wheel wells or beneath the truck.

You can hear lifter click best around the top of the engine, and isolate the noise with a stethoscope against the valve cover. It will occur at idle and increases as you rev the engine, continuing even when the engine is warm. Valve lifter noise is detrimental and should be addressed quickly.

When does a loose camshaft make the loudest noise?

Loose or improperly seated camshaft timing gears are usually loudest when warm. They are speed sensitive only. They are not load sensitive. Cam gear noise will usually be evident at a warm idle in neutral and sounds much like a loose timing chain noise.

Why does my sprocket make noise when I Turn on the engine?

The following are causes of timing gear or chain and sprocket noise: 1 Worn timing chain and/or gears 2 Misaligned gears 3 Excessive backlash 4 A damaged tooth 5 Gear or sprocket loose on the shaft 6 Too much end play in the camshaft or crankshaft

When reassembling the engine, ensure that the lifters are properly aligned to the new plastic lifter guides before they are installed. If they are not properly aligned, it may damage the plastic lifter guide once it is torqued, which may allow the lifter to turn in the guide. Low oil pressure to the VLOM can also cause AFM lifter damage.

How to stop Chevy 5.3 lifter tick on YouTube?

– YouTube Chevy’s Infamous 5.3 Lifter Tick (Solution!) If playback doesn’t begin shortly, try restarting your device. Videos you watch may be added to the TV’s watch history and influence TV recommendations. To avoid this, cancel and sign in to YouTube on your computer.

Why does my lifter make a ticking noise?

If the suitable oil for the appropriate engine is not provided, then the oil will end up being too heavy or too light for the engine. This kind of improper lubrication will result in the buildup of dirt and sludge which will prevent the proper functioning of the engine by making metals come in contact to cause the tapping and ticking noise.

Why does my GM Truck make clicking noise?

It may be a coincidence, but the clicking and tapping only occurs when the instrument panel is getting power. When the key is in the “on” position, and the instrument panel is NOT powered up, there isn’t any noise. Just started a couple of weeks ago, and it doesn’t appear that it is going to go away on its own.

Why does my GMC Yukon make a ticking noise?

The dealer won’t even take it because they know the problem that they are dealing with. Started the motor in the morning noticed a light ticking noise come from the motor. Sounds like the lifters are tapping. The noise use to only be in the morning but now it is constant.

Are there any problems with the GMC Yukon?

GMC Yukon owners have reported 13 problems related to engine clicking and tapping noises (under the engine and engine cooling category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of GMC Yukon based on all problems reported for the Yukon.

How long does the GMC Yukon engine ticking last?

Engine ticking on startup, lasts for 5 minutes currently – longer on cold starts or after letting the car sit overnight. Progressively has gotten louder and longer in duration since reporting the failure last year to the dealership.

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