question for all the wise Subaru peeps out there.
yesterday, I started to hear a clicking noise coming from the engine. it only occurs on a cold start and does go away after Ive been driving for a bit. the noise clicks every second or so and gets faster when i push down on the gas pedal.
this started to happen after yesterday when I turned the car off immediately after driving for about an hour. didn't have time to idle for 2 minutes like I usually do when I drive for some time. had the car checked out by a local shop and they said its coming from the timing belt. I'm in an 03 wrx, wit approx 76,000 miles. I'm having MY mechanic look at the car in a couple days but in the meanwhile wanted to get your guys' opinions.
am I trippin? is it nothing serious? has anybody heard this click of death? I've read that the timing belt does need to be changed around 100K. I would just rather solve the issue sooner than later.
help me if u can, thanks everyone