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Old 06-09-2009, 09:19 PM
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Clicking noise under the hood?

When I start my car in the morning, I hear a loud clicking noise that last for like 3 sec. When I have it in park during the day, it makes a clicking noise but is not so loud as when I start it in the morning.
Took it to a shop and they said its normal because there is a water pump that makes that noise? Not sure?

I have an 01 4.4 with 136k miles. Any thoughts?
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Old 06-13-2009, 12:09 PM
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I have a 2000 4.4 with 126K that does the same thing. Responses on this forum and from my indie assure me that this is normal and nothing to worry about. Mine is louder on a cold start-up for about 1 to 2 seconds. Otherwise, at idle, hot or cold, I get the tick-tick-tick sound. Check out some of the posts under my name (jaypete1) where the post subject is "clackity-clack on cold start-up". Evidently the 4.4 is known for this.
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Old 06-13-2009, 02:10 PM
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I had a crankshaft problems...specifically one of the bearings which was making that ticking sound...I know it happens on a lot of X5 with this engine, I hear it on my friends RR who has the same engine...but I doubt it is normal ...
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