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Tapping or clicking noise from engine or exhaust

If you're hearing a tapping or clicking noise from your engine or exhaust My Auto Shop can get it sorted with a Engine Inspection. Simply leave as many details about the issue as you can and we will contact local MTA approved mechanics that are qualified to fix the underlying issue. We'll email you quotes for an inspection within 2 working days, and where possible provide an indication as to the likely underlying issue(s) and cost to fix. You can book directly on the My Auto Shop platform in minutes.

How a Engine Inspection works with My Auto Shop:

Our qualified mechanic will look to complete a thorough inspection of your vehicle's engine using the information or symptoms you have provided via the My Auto Shop platform. To complete this the mechanic will usually start by plugging into your OBDII port and completing a complete diagnostic scan. This will highlight any error or warning codes your vehicle has and will provide the mechanic with information they. need to fix your problem.

Depending on the symptoms the mechanic will take a good look at your vehicles:
- Drive & timing belts (cambelt, serpentine belts);
- Camshaft & crankshaft;
- Spark plugs; or
- Oil pan.

Before completing any repairs the mechanic will complete a quote and look for your approval.

When your hearing a tapping or clicking noise from your engine or exhaust its often as a result of a:

  • Damaged oil pump 
  • Low oil pressure
  • Excessive valve clearance
  • Defective hydraulic valve lifter
  • Engine is low on oil
  • Clogged oil filter

Popular services linked to a Engine Inspection:

Exhaust Manifold Gasket Replacement

You don't want your engine's exhaust pouring into your car. The exhaust manifold connects to your exhaust pipe, carrying gases towards the muffler until they exit via the tailpipe. It is the main gasket that seals and pressurises the entire exhaust system. Gaskets are used to seal gaps between two different surfaces. The surface where the exhaust manifold meets the engines parts must be sealed - this is what the Exhaust Manifold Gasket does.

Radiator replacement

If your car is overheating, running the fans aggressively, the radiator is leaking, or the temperature gauge keeps climbing in stop or start traffic then it might be time for a radiator replacement. As keeping your engine at the right temperature is the radiator’s key job, it’s one that you want it to do perfectly.

Coolant Level Sensor Replacement

If you aren’t super mechanically minded, you probably don’t check your coolant that often. Lucky for you, your coolant level sensor does that for you. If it fails, you won’t be reminded to top off your coolant. If you forget to do that, you can overheat your engine and that can lead to a bunch of issues down the track.

Head gasket replacement

Nearly all modern engines have a separate engine block and head assembly. Despite not being connected, they have to be bolted together to house the valvetrain, camshaft, and manage air coming in and exhaust going out. The fluids that keep the camshaft and valves lubricated and cooled aren’t meant to get into the combustion chamber.

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