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This is a discussion on Faint tick/knock at low RPMS within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Ok so here is a quick History of my car before I get into any details. I bought the car ...

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    Faint tick/knock at low RPMS

    Ok so here is a quick History of my car before I get into any details. I bought the car used (it was stock) last year. I drove it for about a month and then the cat in the upipe broke apart and blew my turbo and spun a rod bearing. I had the dealership
    rebuild everything for me and all was well. About 5000 miles after that rebuild it spun a rod bearing. Dealership covered it and rebuilt it again since something wasn't correct. Since the second rebuild i have about another 5000 miles on the car. Today i notcied a really faint ticking or knocking at low rpms. I'm not sure if it's normal and i'm being paranoid or if it's a start of something else bad to come. Only mod on the car as far as the engine goes is a catback. Below is a video of the sound, you can hear the noise best at a constant rpm....the camera is pretty bad so it might be hard to hear but if anyone has any input please let me know. Thanks!


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    wow. thats some pretty bad ticking. im pretty sure the engine/car is shaking.

    i dont think you can do much about it and take it to the dealer hopefully they can diagnose the problem. if they rebuild twice i dont think it would be a prob for rebuilding again. or worst case scenario, engine replacement. and if thats the case, lucky you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jusino View Post
    wow. thats some pretty bad ticking. im pretty sure the engine/car is shaking.

    i dont think you can do much about it and take it to the dealer hopefully they can diagnose the problem. if they rebuild twice i dont think it would be a prob for rebuilding again. or worst case scenario, engine replacement. and if thats the case, lucky you.
    +1 ^ I would def. bring it to the dealership.

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    It's wierd though it only does it if i hold the throttle between 1000-1500 rpms. It sounds a lot louder in the video that it really is but it sounds like another bearing?

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    Man if it is another bearing all I can say is you have some bad luck dude..lol...i know i know seriously no laughing matter though...

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    Yeah you're telling me. It better not be another bearing. I do all my oil changes early and I rarely ever beat on the car. I'm going to swing by the closest dealership down here and see if they can listen to it for me. If it is a bearing again i may have to look at getting rid of the subie for something more reliable

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    Went to the nearest dealer today. Once of the techs looked at it for me. He said it wasn't really loud or pronounced enough to tell if it was another bearing but he said with my luck it doesn't sound good. So i guess i'm just going to have to drive it and see what happens. I just hope it doesn't let go as soon as the warranty is up from the last rebuild (april).

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