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Old 08-15-2008, 05:36 PM
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To be more precise it is the mechanical fuel pump for the direct injection.
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Old 08-15-2008, 05:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Dead Zen View Post
To be more precise it is the mechanical fuel pump for the direct injection.
To be even more precise, it is a part inside the mechanical fuel pump...just kidding!
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Old 08-15-2008, 05:52 PM
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Another noise you will hear is, (and yes its normal) After you shut the car off anywhere from 10 to 30 seconds later you'll hear a faint whine then you'll hear the electronic throttle blade rehome itself. (you will hear the blade open and slap shut) Its normal with drive by wire throttles.
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Old 08-19-2008, 09:13 PM
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Originally Posted by dodge2chevy View Post
friend of mine works at bennett chevy, he said the new car manager brought one into the bay because it was making"a weird clicking noise" lmfao!!! he sells the cars!!
bennett chevy? what city?
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Old 08-20-2008, 07:48 PM
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I'm definately glad I was sitting beside a newer Porsche Turbo in traffic yesterday and had a chance to hear this ticking everyone is talking about...........it's not so bad, i had my windows all the way down and could hear it clearly..........how come soo many ppl complain about it??
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Old 08-27-2008, 03:26 PM
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Exclamation completely weirdly normal....

yes, this is a topic for many people, and this needs to spread out through all of us in the club of the 08 T/C. the clicking is from the D/I, but also because of the way the Eco 2.0 is timed, keep in mind, it has variable valve timing..... keep in mind, your car is new, keep in mind, it has one hell of a dangerously fast setup, so don't overdo your first 6,000 miles. minimum. also, if you watch youtube clips of these cars, you will notice that every one of these things clicks louder than the other, or some quieter.... because some of these guys are pounding these cars to death on the first few miles, and they are killing them. oh well, their problem. but yes, just take it easy, and read up on the timing, (variable valve timing) and some different computer setups for your D/I... shoudl quiet it down a lot. ight,?
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Originally Posted by badbaltguy View Post
yes, this is a topic for many people, and this needs to spread out through all of us in the club of the 08 T/C. the clicking is from the D/I, but also because of the way the Eco 2.0 is timed, keep in mind, it has variable valve timing..... keep in mind, your car is new, keep in mind, it has one hell of a dangerously fast setup, so don't overdo your first 6,000 miles. minimum. also, if you watch youtube clips of these cars, you will notice that every one of these things clicks louder than the other, or some quieter.... because some of these guys are pounding these cars to death on the first few miles, and they are killing them. oh well, their problem. but yes, just take it easy, and read up on the timing, (variable valve timing) and some different computer setups for your D/I... shoudl quiet it down a lot. ight,?

You have no idea what you're talking about.
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Old 09-10-2008, 10:29 PM
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Might be the exhaust ticking too... SS/SC did it terrible prior to changing it out too...
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Old 09-16-2008, 06:38 PM
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i drove mine off the lot yesterday. yeah it ticks, but not loud at all. i figured it had something to do w/ the way it was built since it was ticking with only 15 miles.
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Old 10-09-2008, 01:38 AM
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I heard the clicking on the HHR SS and wondered about. But I knew in my head that is was something with the direct injection. The new traverse 3.6 v-6 does the same thing.
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Old 11-06-2008, 03:09 PM
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Its not loud at all. And there's some questionable at best info in here ..
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Old 11-08-2008, 11:25 AM
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Exclamation my 2009 ss/tc cobalt

I Recently Bought A 2009 Ss Turbo Cobalt And It Keeps Being In The Shop, First Time I Had My Wire Harneses Burn't Threw, Then Twice My Oxygen Sensor Messed Up, And Once Reduced Engine Power Came On. Have Any Of You Had These Problems With Ur Cobalt?
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Old 11-19-2008, 09:56 AM
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Nope... she's runnin' clean and mean.
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:27 PM
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So just to confirm, this ticking noise we are all referring to is the one that happens about once every second or two seconds?
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:31 PM
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Yes.
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:33 PM
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when are people gonna get over direct injection? wait till they hear the sucking sound the CAI makes when they install it specially at start up...sounds like a bear trying to get out from under the hood
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:37 PM
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Originally Posted by ericgt79 View Post
when are people gonna get over direct injection? wait till they hear the sucking sound the CAI makes when they install it specially at start up...sounds like a bear trying to get out from under the hood
Its just a weird noise... haha, im over it as long as its normal, I just didnt know if it was the the actual injector ticking everyone was referring to or the once every second ticking.
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It's new to a ton of people, but yeah, there are two distinct ticking sounds...injector is the very rapid ticking, and the secondary fuel pump is the one that sounds like a metronome. It's all good, though.

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Old 01-05-2009, 05:32 PM
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does my '07 ss/sc have direct injection? i havent heard ticking until it started getting cold out.
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Originally Posted by harryresh View Post
does my '07 ss/sc have direct injection? i havent heard ticking until it started getting cold out.
lol, 08+ SS
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Old 01-05-2009, 05:54 PM
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haha

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that is exactly what i can picture a couch car expert telling some1....dude i heard my friends car do that and 2 days later it caught on fire and blew the rod out of the block!!!!
lol boom!!!!
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Old 04-25-2009, 01:54 AM
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Old 05-02-2009, 06:06 PM
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I made a baseline recording of the engine compartment - it sounds like 300 different clocks working at the same time. LOL.

The engine/fuel sound reminds me of the "C" Crusher weapon in Contra III: Alien Wars for the SNES.

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Old 05-18-2009, 01:28 PM
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I knew about the injector ticking sound but was just introduced to the fuel pump ticking sound yesterday after a few hard runs at the track...hadn't really heard it (or noticed it maybe) until yesterday... I will admit I was quite worried about it 'cuz I hadn't noticed it before... =)

Thanks for the info guys!
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Old 06-03-2009, 08:30 PM
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LOL i didnt know what it was until that clip on top of it broke and i had to get it fixed.
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