My 1998 Saturn L1 makes a ticking sound when the engine is running. It sounds liek it is coming from more on teh driver's side of the engine than the passengar's. If I push on the gas, the ticking just gets faster, though not really louder. My husband described it as sounding like a motor boat. What do you think might be the issue?
I hope you have been doing the regular oil changes and following the maintenance in your owners manual. This sounds like you have a lot of miles on the engine and the valves are ticking. Take it to a ASE Certified technician. Check our dip stick - you may be low on oil. Don't just add oil or an additive if it seems ok. Engines due wear and may need repair.
〉 Answered on Oct 15th, 2006 by Jamey Wozniak, Owner and CEO at Joe's Hitch, Trailer & Truck Accessories
Check your oil and make sure that the level is full. If it is I would suggest that you take it in for service and have the valves checked. They may need to be adjusted.
〉 Answered on Oct 15th, 2006 by Lori Johnson, Owner and Instructor at Ladies Start Your Engines