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Loud Tick

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by brian11to1, Oct 20, 2003.

  1. brian11to1

    brian11to1 Senior Member

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    the title says it all, my car a 1990 Integra is making a loud ticking noise at
    idle to mid range RPM's I've looked at all the valves checked clearances and everything and they are fine... it is definetly in the head, the timing belt is pretty loose. I was thinking it may be out of time or something any help out be greatly appreciated...
     
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    brian11to1 Senior Member

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    Bump, please someone help
     
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    brian11to1 Senior Member

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    no one on this entire freaking board knows anything about this? thats wonderful...
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    you described something barely. You dont know what it is, and you can hear it. Think of how it is on our end.

    That said, if you think its timing, get a timing light and check your timing.
     
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    brian11to1 Senior Member

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    Ill describe a little more...
    I was driving to work Sunday morning when I pulled in and got out I noticed my car ticking loudly as I left the car running to run inside my work to get my check... when I came back out I noticed the car still doing it... I didnt know what to think so I drove it on home.

    I then today after letting the car set all weekend went out and checked clearences on the the cylinder closest to the driver side moved it to TDC and checked the valves they were within clearence... so ignored the rest shouldnt have though (ill check the rest) after checking these I moved on and put everything back together... minus the side cover for the timing belt... I went on and started to car and noticed the belt was jumping and it was also loose... so I read in my Honda service manual on how to tighten the belt a little bit and did so... nothing changed... that's about as detailed as I can get right now. I'm at my friends house using his computer to post this and have to drive home... scared as shit
     
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    B16 Super Moderator VIP

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    check all your valve clearances. just because one set are ok, does not mean the others are.
     
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    brian11to1 Senior Member

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    I said I will check these as soon as I get a chance not to mention the sound is coming from the drivers side, or it seems.... thanks for responding B16
     
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    this might sound dumb , but 2 days ago i ran something over and my header got a whole in it and was making an extremely loud ticking - for a second i thought it was my head untill i went to checked my header and saw the whole
     
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    yea, i had an exhaust leak where the header bolts to the head at cylinder #1, the gasket was fucked, and it made a ticking sound.
     
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    CRX_B16B Senior Member

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    If its not the valve lash its most likely the exhaust. the guys above me are right. Good luck with you flea's or was it tick's, I think they have a shampoo for that!j/k :lol:
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    Well since it's a fuel injected car, mostly likely it's the injectors ticking. that's normal.

    But check your oil, it could be the cams lobes ticking on the lifters.
     
  12. saturn_boy96

    saturn_boy96 88 C1V1C 53D4N DR1V3R

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    sounds like rod knock.
     
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    if you can hear the ticking from inside the car then it most likely isnt the injectors
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    when my girl nearly ran her car outta oil, it was making a rough ticking sound.
     
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    brian11to1 Senior Member

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    well thanks guys... i found out the problem and am well on my way to fixing it... it is indeed the rods so im fucked but the block is still good! so i have a b18 block for sale now!
     
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