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

  • Tiny
  • zackgomolski
  • 2001 Saturn SL1
  • 120,070 miles

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.

Thursday, February 21st, 2013 AT 3:32 AM

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  • Tiny
  • saturntech9
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Have you checked the oil level?Where is the clicking coming from?

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Thursday, February 21st, 2013 AT 4:11 AM
  • Tiny
  • zackgomolski
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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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Thursday, February 21st, 2013 AT 4:49 AM
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  • mhpautos
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Is this when starting or when engine is running?

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Thursday, February 21st, 2013 AT 10:21 AM
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Both : (

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Thursday, February 21st, 2013 AT 3:58 PM
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  • saturntech9
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Is the noise coming from the top of the engine or the bottom of the engine?

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Friday, February 22nd, 2013 AT 2:39 AM
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  • zackgomolski
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It is pretty hard to tell, but I believe the top. THe noise hasnt happend for a while though.

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Friday, February 22nd, 2013 AT 6:44 AM
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  • saturntech9
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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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Saturday, February 23rd, 2013 AT 1:43 AM
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  • zackgomolski
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Hmm ok I will see; I just got them replaced if they are what I think they are. Thanks

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Sunday, February 24th, 2013 AT 5:30 PM
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  • saturntech9
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Alright keep posted.

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Sunday, February 24th, 2013 AT 11:05 PM
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  • zackgomolski
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Will do

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Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 AT 1:09 AM

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