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I have a ticking/tapping sound coming from either the left side of my dash or steering column, what could it be. I heard it a couple of months ago, then it went away, and now it's back. It's so annoying that I turn the radio up to drown out the sound. The steering is fine as is everything else.
My Honda Accord was flooded in 3 feet of water. Once car dried, spark plugs and coil packs were removed to check for water, they were dry. The oil was changed due to water being in the oil after flood. Now the car makes a constant fast tapping sound when running. What could be causing this and can you please tell me what to do further.
I got the head shaved and new head gasket on my Honda Accord. Put it all back together with torque specs. Now there's a tapping noise while idling and upon accelleration.
My car has 127000 miles and have always used regular 5w30 oil. Will it help protect my engine to switch to synthetic oil. I hear a tiny tapping under cover on top of my motor, what might that be coming from? Do I need to fix something? I'm 61, a widow, and I don't know anything about cars

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