2003 Hyundai Accent engine ticking

Tiny
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  • 2003 HYUNDAI ACCENT
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I have a 2003 Hyundai 1.6 dohc the engine is making a ticking sound in the top of the engine what is causing this?
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Sunday, April 27th, 2008 AT 11:56 AM

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Tiny
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Hi there,

This could just be a sticky lash adjuster, try adding a good quality engine flush and change the oil and filter, this may do the job for you.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Sunday, April 27th, 2008 AT 5:45 PM
Tiny
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I tried that didn't do anyrthing
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Sunday, April 27th, 2008 AT 6:38 PM
Tiny
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Hi there,

If that is the case the lash adjuster will have to be replaced.

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Sunday, April 27th, 2008 AT 6:43 PM
Tiny
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Is that an expensive fix? And of you don't how long before it ruins the engine?
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Sunday, April 27th, 2008 AT 6:45 PM
Tiny
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Not to sure if you can do it with out removing the head. I don't have access to the data base just yet to find out. It wont do much harm in the short term but you will run the risk of burning a vale at some stage, I would get it looked at sooner rather than later.

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Sunday, April 27th, 2008 AT 6:50 PM
Tiny
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Are you sure that engine has lash adjusters I looked at auto parts stores and they only go up to 2002 for them
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Sunday, April 27th, 2008 AT 7:06 PM
Tiny
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Do yopu have an engine code, will re chek my info to make sure.
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Sunday, April 27th, 2008 AT 7:18 PM
Tiny
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What kinda engine code?
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Sunday, April 27th, 2008 AT 7:40 PM
Tiny
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There will be an engine I.D. Code like G4ED or similar will need this to make sure if lash adjuster engine or shim type or manual adj. My book says lash type so we better make sure
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Sunday, April 27th, 2008 AT 7:48 PM
Tiny
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Where can I find this code?
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Sunday, April 27th, 2008 AT 7:49 PM
Tiny
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Depending on engine fitted, should be on block below No 1 spark plug or rear of block above bell housing, may also be on a sticker under bonnet or on rego label if it has the engine No included.
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Sunday, April 27th, 2008 AT 7:58 PM
Tiny
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The only number I see is DA080
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Sunday, April 27th, 2008 AT 8:04 PM
Tiny
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OK. I will need the engine code. I will see what I can fine out when I can get back on the data base
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Sunday, April 27th, 2008 AT 8:25 PM
Tiny
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Did you find anything else out?
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Monday, April 28th, 2008 AT 6:05 PM

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