Re: The Noises Cars Make
Sounds like noisy hydraulic lifters. Could be normal for the engine, or
could be a sign of oil starvation, leading to imminent demise. Or perhaps
it's a timing chain ready to break and wreak havoc. Or the air conditioner
compressor clutch? Or?
Seriously, how can anyone help you? We don't even know if your vehicle is a
brand new Town Car or a 1926 Model T. Come on!
One piece of practical advice (in addition to disclosing the secrets of what
you drive and how old it is before asking for advice here): spend $10 on a
mechanic's stethoscope at your friendly auto store. If you are brave and
careful enough to poke around the engine while it's running without hurting
yourself, it may help you pinpoint the noise and describe it better.
"Darren Thornton" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Recently my car started making a noise when starting up. I've
> heard it before, but can't place it. The usual suspects (seat belts,
> lights, etc.) don't appear to match. This noise goes off, and the car
> works fine. Do you have any ideas?