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2000 Mazda Protege Question: What could cause a ticking that doesnt go away?

 

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JohnShepherd, 1.8L 4 Cylinder, North Lewisburg, OH, August 30, 2012, 21:58
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Just recently bought a Mazda Protege with 158000kms on it. I noticed that there was a ticking sound coming from the engine and my check engine light had come on. The speed of the ticking increases as I accelerate but remains even after the car is back in idle. I figured it may just need oil/oil change, but was wondering if there are any other possible causes.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (12947 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper August 31, 2012, 06:10
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    sounds like cam issues or valve adj. this needs to be looked at to determine damage. scan codes and post them

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