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Noise from engine sounds like metal cooling #167771 Apr 29, 8:20am Apr 29, 8:20am
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Noise from engine sounds like metal cooling
I have a 2002 gt, manual. When ever the engine is warm/hot and I stop at a light, I hear a 'clunk' noise 2-5 seconds after coming to the stop. It seems to come from the lower engine area. It happens only when the car is ideling. (not when it is in motion).

The noise happens 2-3 times, (15-30 second intervals), and doesn't happen until the next time I stop. It also happens when I park and turn off the car. As I am walking away I can hear the noise.

Any ideas what it is? I sounds like it might be metal expanding/contracting as it heats-up and cools-down.
thanks!


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Re: Noise from engine sounds like metal cooling [Re: 7th_gen_celica] #167772 Apr 29, 8:23am Apr 29, 8:23am
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Originally Posted by 7th_gen_celica

Any ideas what it is? I sounds like it might be metal expanding/contracting as it heats-up and cools-down.
thanks!

thats probably what it is i hear my exhaust crackling and expanding after driving my car hard thumbsup

Re: Noise from engine sounds like metal cooling [Re: tru_Asiatik_Pride] #167773 Apr 29, 5:23pm Apr 29, 5:23pm
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thanks for the response. It does seem like cooling, but its getting really noticable. is there anyone else experiencing this as well?


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Re: Noise from engine sounds like metal cooling [Re: 7th_gen_celica] #167774 Apr 29, 7:00pm Apr 29, 7:00pm
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i would have to hear it to c what it really is but it could be ur belt tensior if you hear it on the passenger side if not then i don't know


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