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Hello! I am making this post since I can't seem to find any useful info on this for the 2.0l inline 4. Was just heading for a night trip to my local maccie d's when I heard a ticking from the engine bay halfway there. I stopped to see if I could identify the issue. What I could gather it's from the timing belt area since the ticking also speeds up as I speed up and dissappear when I reach highway speeds (90kmh). I recently got the car and from what the past owner told me was that it was in due time for a timing belt replacement so I got one laying around just waiting for a day with spare time to do it. Think that will help? Or could it be something else?
 

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I don't know much about the I4 engine.

Does the speed of the ticking noise vary with engine rpm, or with wheel kmh? (What happens when you rev the engine in neutral, or change down a gear keeping kmh constant by increasing rpm?) If it's rpm-related it's something to do with the engine; if kmh-related it's something to do with the wheels.
 

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I don't know much about the I4 engine.

Does the speed of the ticking noise vary with engine rpm, or with wheel kmh? (What happens when you rev the engine in neutral, or change down a gear keeping kmh constant by increasing rpm?) If it's rpm-related it's something to do with the engine; if kmh-related it's something to do with the wheels.
Did a check today in daylight and from what I can gather it doesn't seem to be affected by the rpm but it also sounds like it could be the polley on the water pump. However the noise wasn't nearly as agressive as it was last night. Oil problems maybe? I was planning on doing a oil change this weekend maybe that will help it.
 

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If the noise doesn't change with engine rpm, and especially if it only makes the noise when the car is moving (not revving the engine in neutral when the car is stationary), then it has nothing to do with the engine (or water pump pulley, or engine oil, etc.). It must be something to do with the wheels, or brakes, or axles, or maybe transmission.
 

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If the noise doesn't change with engine rpm, and especially if it only makes the noise when the car is moving (not revving the engine in neutral when the car is stationary), then it has nothing to do with the engine (or water pump pulley, or engine oil, etc.). It must be something to do with the wheels, or brakes, or axles, or maybe transmission.
Interesting, I'm doing a few things to test what I've been able to gather if that doesn't work I will look at the transmission. If all else fail I might take it in to a mechanic and get their 2 cent on it.
 
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