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    Engine problem?

    I need to insight on a possible engine problem

    I have a 2002 wrx wagon. Stock.

    When I start my car and drive I hear a ticking or tapping sound.

    What could my problem be?

    Exhaust leak? Maybe cracked valve seat?

    Please give me some ideas on what my problem could be. I will take a video of the sound in the morning Maybe that will help with any confusion.


    Tha m you for the help

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    We all have ticking and tapping sounds when we start our motors.... Your going to have to give us more info if you really think you have an issue
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    here is a video of the noise.

    im unsure of where it is coming from

    YouTube - 02 wrx engine noise?

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    Its a little hard to hear the sound over other motor noise but I do hear what your talking about... how many miles do you have on your subaru? Please keep in mind that our boxer motors are notorious for being noisy and obnoxious with sounds. With the horizontal design, leaves a great area for valve and other engine noise to come out. You may just be hearing the motor. I really dont hear anything to cause alarm... however keep an ear to it if your really worried about it if it gets louder have subaru check it out if you have your drive train warranty still
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    Eh, sounds like my car has for the last 6 years on a cold start. I hear the Klack Klack Klack.

    If it goes away when it warms up I wouldn't worry about it at all. If it is an actual problem like a rod bearing there isn't anything you can do about it anyway.
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    Thanks for the input.

    I would take to Subaru but it's and hour and a half drive there and I work almost 7days a week

    it still does the 'klack' or 'clack' after it heats up. But awhile after it heats up it goes away. I drove around tonight for about a half hour and noise went away.

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    Yeah your fine... try and relax stop being paranoid
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