Mechanics

TICKING SOUNDS FROM THE ENGINE

2002 Volkswagen Bora • 186,000 miles

Hey,
i noticed recently that I m earing this ticking sounds from the engine,
i scaned for error codes and got the followings:
P0130
P1290
P0171


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Boaz733
March 9, 2012.



Was the CEL on? Was it on before the ticking started? When did it start ticking? All the time? Engine cold/warm?

Tiny
Fixitmr
Mar 9, 2012.
P0130: O2 sensor code
p1290: Engine Coolant Temperature code
p0171: Fuel Trim code

These codes "might" not be related to the ticking.

Most common ticking sounds are: - hydraulic lifters - due to low oil pressure
- chain tensioner (1.8T) - worn out or due to low oil pressure
- VR6 chain rattle - broken chain guides

You need to have a professional listen to your engine to make sure
that it is not something serious.

You can deal with the codes at a later time.

Tiny
Exovcds
Mar 10, 2012.