I recently purchased a 1997 Toyota 4Runner with just under 174,000 miles, 3.4L V6, and 5-speed manual transmission.
When the engine is warmed-up AND at idle/foot off accelerator and low RPM, there is a moderately loud ticking/tapping noise from the engine compartment (drivers side?). If engine is cold and at idle, no noise. When the engine is warm and I am cruising/pressing the accelerator, no noise. The noise quickly goes away when the accelerator is pressed and does not seem to increase in frequency with an increase to RPM. I recently had it inspected with some work done including the addition of Rislone and the noise is still present.
Any idea what this noise may be? I've searched a lot of forums and couldn't get a satisfactory answer based on these exact symptoms.
have the same problem?
Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 AT 8:17 AM