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CAR STARTING TO MAKE POPPING NOISE?

2002 Ford Focus • 78,000 miles

I have a 2002 ford focus ZTS ZETEC engine with 78,000 miles on it. Recently I have this weird popping/clicking noise that has developed. It sounds very similar to the noise you get after you turn off the car and your car is cooling down. I figured out that the noise is really only prominent when the car is in gear and at idle. I had the belts checked and Brakes Plus stills says that they are fine. The noise is really only prominent when the car is in gear and at idle. I found a video that seems to have the same noise. It isn't the clicking noise that is constant, it is the little pop or crack that the engine makes about every half second to a second. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ci1c99n_Ldg
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Skiboy78
May 12, 2013.




Check for a vacuum leak and clean throttle plate on both sides with choke cleaner. Have a local pro check for a bad cam/follower

Hmac300
May 13, 2013.


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