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Why does my Chevy Cruze make a clicking noise?

Why does my Chevy Cruze make a clicking noise?

A ticking sound in a Chevy Cruze is most commonly caused by a valve spring issue. If You hear the ticking even when You are at idle that is the most likely culprit. The noise may also happen when there is a worn out bearing on the tensioner or anything else driven by the belt. …

What does a clicking engine sound mean?

A good example of this is when there is a ticking noise coming from the engine. A ticking sound could be caused by any number of reasons, such as a low level of oil or loose components. You may hear a ticking, clicking, or tapping noise while the vehicle is idling, accelerating, or even after receiving an oil change.

Can a turbo make a ticking noise?

The ticking is definitely the wastegate. It’ll be even louder if you took the heat sheilding off the turbo, as that provided some sound insulation. The boost spiking is probably caused by changing bits in the exhaust like a downpipe without EM, as that changes what the wastegate duty cycle needs to be.

Why does my Chevy Cruze make a loud ticking noise?

I run Full Synthetic Castrol Edge. Not Dexos approved, but been using it for years and LOVE IT!! That’s a combination of the loud injectors (ticking) and noisy timing chain (knocking). when cold the engine will make more noise, if you fully warm the engine/oil it will quite down a bit.

Why is the solenoid clicking on my Chevy Cruze?

I was finally determined to figure out why my Cruze was so much louder than the rest. Found it to be the Evap purge solenoid, mounted to the intake maniold. Once the car is warmed up, and the valve is “purging”, it repetitively clicks, many times a second, almost synchronous with the firing pulses of the engine.

What to do if you hear a ticking noise in your engine?

Try a paper towel tube or pipe of some sort and poke around parts of the engine with it to your ear. This will help you isolate exactly where the noise is coming from. I had an oil change done at the dealer 2 days ago and I always check my oil after.

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Ruth Doyle