SOMETIMES WHEN I START MY CAR UP I HEAR A QUIET ...

2001 Saturn SL1

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zackgomolski

February, 21, 2013 AT 3:32 AM

Sometimes when I start my car up, I hear a quiet, rapid "click click click click click--click click click click click" noise. I don't know what it is some people told me it might be a belt? Please help, I love this car and want to get it fixed before anything bad happens.

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saturntech9

February, 21, 2013 AT 4:11 AM

Have you checked the oil level?Where is the clicking coming from?

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zackgomolski

February, 21, 2013 AT 4:49 AM

Yes, the oil is full and the sound is coming from the engine. IDK why it is doing this but it is not a noise that happens all the time, but only sometimes; I drive the car over 40 miles a day.

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mhpautos

February, 21, 2013 AT 10:21 AM

Is this when starting or when engine is running?

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zackgomolski

February, 21, 2013 AT 3:58 PM

Both : (

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saturntech9

February, 22, 2013 AT 2:39 AM

Is the noise coming from the top of the engine or the bottom of the engine?

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zackgomolski

February, 22, 2013 AT 6:44 AM

It is pretty hard to tell, but I believe the top. THe noise hasnt happend for a while though.

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saturntech9

February, 23, 2013 AT 1:43 AM

If it's the top you could have some bad lifters or there gummed up from lack of maintaince.I have seen some lifter plates break and cause the lifter to turn the wrong way and damage the cam.

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zackgomolski

February, 24, 2013 AT 5:30 PM

Hmm ok I will see; I just got them replaced if they are what I think they are. Thanks

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saturntech9

February, 24, 2013 AT 11:05 PM

Alright keep posted.

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zackgomolski

February, 26, 2013 AT 1:09 AM

Will do

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