You may be hearing a ticking noise coming from your lifters. These are 'oil pumpers' to the top end of your engine. If you are delinquent on oil changes or low on oil these can 'talk' to you in such conditions. Ensure your oil level is correct.
〉 Answered on Feb 10th, 2014 by Amanda J. Pierce, MBA "AJ", Certified Mechanic, Project Coordinator; Primavera Scheduler at VIGOR Alaska Industrial Shipyard & BizzM3ch Solutions
A ticking noise and vibration could caused by a number of problems: Transmission, loose or broken motor mount, crack in the exhaust manifold, problem in the engine.... The only way to find out what is causing the problem is for you to take it to a trained auto technician for a diagnosis.
Best of luck!
〉 Answered on Feb 10th, 2014 by Amy Mattinat, Owner and Author at Auto Craftsmen Ltd
It could be a number of things. You would need to take it in to a mechanic.
〉 Answered on Feb 10th, 2014 by Gelina Aquilina, Service Advisor / Mechanic at
As far as the ticking noise, check the oil level. It should be between the min and max on the dip stick. If it is low, add oil before you continue to drive.
Is the check engine light on? The ticking noise and vibration may be from a misfire in the motor.
It is also possible that the motor mounts may be worn. Have a repair shop check it out.
〉 Answered on Feb 10th, 2014 by Helaine Kurot, Owner/Technician at 360 Automotive