A very very soft chuging sound

Tiny
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  • 2010 FORD FOCUS
  • 6 CYL
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Is a very very quiet chuging sound normal when a car is first turned on with a cold start? This is a sound heard outside of the car and not heard inside. It is very soft, less than the sound of the engine. Is this normal?

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Thursday, December 1st, 2011 AT 3:57 PM

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Tiny
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It is hard to tell without hearing it. However, a "chuging" noise is not normal.

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Thursday, December 1st, 2011 AT 5:36 PM
Tiny
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What if I say that it is more of a ticking noise. Is that normal?

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Thursday, December 1st, 2011 AT 5:40 PM
Tiny
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I think that the noise is more of a ticking. If that is it would that be okay if I am correct? It is very soft.

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Thursday, December 1st, 2011 AT 5:47 PM
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Also there are no codes. Could you say at least that this can wait until next week to have it checked out by the dealer and I can drive it for the time being?

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Thursday, December 1st, 2011 AT 6:02 PM
Tiny
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A ticking could come from many things, even a belt. See if you can locate where the noise is coming from. It could be the belt, an accessory driven item, lifters.

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Friday, December 2nd, 2011 AT 5:05 AM

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