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Old 09-29-2003, 08:34   #1 (permalink)
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My father recently changed my timing belt and water pump(along with all other belts while he had the car apart). The car ran fine the entire drive back, which was around 500 miles. When I came to a stop light right after ariving home, I notice a clicking noise coming from the engine. It appears to be coming from the area of the belts. Could it be the lifters or is it possibly coming from the timing belt etc. It only appears to make this noise when the car is idling or the clutch is engaged. Also, is this something I might be able to fix. The auto shop told me that if they have to get involved with the timing belt or researching the area involved, it is going to cost $260 just for labor.
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Re: clicking noise?

Have you checked your oil ? Any pices missing around your timing belt or water pump ?
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I just got the car back yesterday and haven't had time to do anything with it. From what I've been reading it sounds like my lifters? Am I able to drive the vehicle without doing any damage?
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If it's the HLA's, yes, it's common for the 2.5L to do this .
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Re: clicking noise?

Why would this happen right after the timing belt, water pump, etc was changed? Could it be do to a wrong adjustment? I've also read about adding a synthetic oil or adding another 1/2 qt?
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Could be coincidece. You drove 500 miles and had no problems.
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Yes, I didn't hear the noise until I stopped the car at a stop light when I got home. Otherwise, my father test drove the car twice, on different days, before I picked it up.
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Do you recommend taking the car to a mechanic before driving it anymore?
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That's up to you. I would check the oil. If it's full , is it time to change the oil ?
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If it is the HLA's, is this something that needs to be fixed or is it ok to drive the car, assuming the oil is changed and ok?
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