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lrs 06-11-2013 01:28 PM

2011 Engine Noise...is it from the fuel injectors?
 
Hi, my forester has ~21,000 miles on it, and it started making a ticking noise shortly after my last service appointment. I've taken it in a couple of times. The first time they said it was the fuel injectors and that they put in a fuel additive that they claimed corrected the problem. The ticking came back as soon as I got back to work. The second time, they said they didn't hear anything. Just a couple of hours ago, I took it back again and had the manager listen to it with me. He said it's definitely the fuel injectors, and it's not a problem.."foresters just sound like that." He offered to flush the fuel injectors at my next service appointment at no charge. So, my question to you is, is this really just the fuel injectors and is it really not a problem??

The noise gets worse as the car warms up and the speed of the tick increases when I push on the gas pedal.

Here's a video: 2011 Forester Ticking Noise - YouTube

OldGoat38 06-11-2013 05:01 PM

My '11 has a slight ticking - I assume from the injectors. But, it's been there from day 1 and really is slight.

I don't hear anything in your video that would alarm me.

ConnorLug 06-11-2013 06:19 PM

sounds like normal subaru boxer motor sewing machine sounds... maybe slightly louder. hows the oil level?

Easy Fixer 06-11-2013 07:48 PM

Torque Converter
 
That is not the sound of fuel injectors. Sounds more like a torque converter to me. How is the ATF fluid? Low or too high? Adjust as necessary.

Rescuer 06-11-2013 10:49 PM

normal



but the bird chirping sound...........i'd be worried about that! :Banane02:

Blue Fox 06-11-2013 10:53 PM

I have to agree, that is normal Subaru valve-train noise, and a couple of A/C compressor clicks when it turns on. Nothing to be alarmed about. I would keep an eye on the oil though, they do tick louder the lower they are on oil.

kingfuzz 06-12-2013 12:10 AM

My 13 makes the same ticking sound at first. Normal Boxer warm up. The nest of Robins though under the hood I haven't heard yet.

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devildogsubie 06-12-2013 01:55 PM

These are noisey engines plain and simple. Hell mine sounds like a tractor till the timing chain tightens up.

lrs 06-13-2013 10:10 AM

Hi, thanks for the replies! These cars are loud has been the recurring message that I'm hearing. I'm only concerned because this tapping/ticking is a new thing since my last service appointment.

I checked the oil, it's normal. I checked the ATF, it's higher than it should be. Is that something that needs to be corrected and could be part of the tapping?

I made another video for you guys, I tried to get some more birds, but the traffic sort of drowned them out ;) The car had been driven a couple miles before I opened up the hood, so it should be warm. Also, if I really step on the gas pedal when it's in park, the noise either sorta goes away or it can tap like crazy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pxg8Hvceu8M

Easy Fixer 06-13-2013 10:36 AM

Do NOT over fill!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lrs (Post 1895097)
Hi, thanks for the replies! These cars are loud has been the recurring message that I'm hearing. I'm only concerned because this tapping/ticking is a new thing since my last service appointment.

I checked the oil, it's normal. I checked the ATF, it's higher than it should be. Is that something that needs to be corrected and could be part of the tapping?

I made another video for you guys, I tried to get some more birds, but the traffic sort of drowned them out ;) The car had been driven a couple miles before I opened up the hood, so it should be warm. Also, if I really step on the gas pedal when it's in park, the noise either sorta goes away or it can tap like crazy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pxg8Hvceu8M


Over filling an automatic Transmission is the fastest way to destroy it! Check the owner's manual to verify the level. I believe with the engine running and the tranny HOT. Seems your oil changing shop topped off the ATF because they thought it was low. An expensive mistake! Drain some ATF and refill to the correct level.:cool:

TheFozz 06-16-2013 11:42 AM

*Realize the A/C Compressor also clickty-clacks even when it's not running because of the clutch mechanism in the pulley.

Turn all your temperature controls down, the fan to off, and dual air (floor and vents), unless you have auto air, then simply turn it to the outside ambient temperature to reduce the A/C cycling while listening.


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