1999 Honda Civic

Tiny
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  • 1999 HONDA CIVIC
Noises problem
1999 Honda Civic 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

My car makes a ticking noise. What could this be?
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Monday, February 2nd, 2009 AT 10:14 PM

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Tiny
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Hi radeon,

Where is the noise coming from?
When does it happen?
How does it sound like?
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Friday, February 6th, 2009 AT 11:18 AM
Tiny
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The noise is coming from the driverside of the engine. It starts making the noise as soon as you start the car, but its gets louder the higher the rpms. It's kind of like a ticking/knocking noise
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Friday, February 6th, 2009 AT 6:10 PM
Tiny
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It should be engine related and there are many possibilities.

If it is internal, it could be from the excessive clearance of the valve rocker arms, either due to wear of the arms or out of adjustment.

External noises could be from faulty
1. Crankpulley
2. A/C compressor bearing
3. Idler pulley bearings
4. Water pump.

You need to check and confirm where the source is from. Use a rubber hose as hearing aid and put it to the area which is emitting the noise and see where it is loudest. That would help you narrow down the source.
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Saturday, February 7th, 2009 AT 6:20 AM
Tiny
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Yeah I thought about that after I posted. Thanks I will try that. I might be back with more questions about this.
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Saturday, February 7th, 2009 AT 10:25 AM
Tiny
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If you have any questions just shoot. I will give them my best shot.
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Saturday, February 7th, 2009 AT 4:07 PM
Tiny
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My father in law listened to the car and said it was a spun rod. This is what it sounds like.
Anyone know where I can get a fairly cheap engine from?

Thanks
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Thursday, February 19th, 2009 AT 1:24 PM
Tiny
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Hi radeon,

The sound is not very clear so I can't confirm if it is a spun bearing. It sounds more like a leakiing valve. Test the compression to confirm. If the engine is running on 3 cylinders, then you should check the valve clearances as well.

Sorry I am not able to provide any location for you the get a used engine and you might have to look around the local scrapyards.
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Friday, February 20th, 2009 AT 8:28 AM

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