Engine sound, possible problem

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Maintenance' started by Jonnyz, Sep 24, 2014.

  1. Jonnyz

    Jonnyz Member


    I'm new to the site and my FiST is just under 3500 mi and I am starting to hear (or at least think I am) a clicking sound coming from the engine bay while at idle. The noise is almost unnoticeable inside the car but when I pop the hood I can hear it clear as day. This being the first 4cyl car I have owned I'm not sure if this is normal engine idling noise or if I have a potential problem. I have an appointment at the dealership to get it looked at on Oct. 4th but I was hoping that if someone has the chance if they could post a video of their engine at idle with the hood up so I can compare the sounds and make sure I'm not just crazy.

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  3. Cligedy

    Cligedy Active Member

    Engines with direct injection, like ours, make a loud(ish) clicking sound from the injectors. Sounds kinda like a diesel engine. That's part of why these cars have so much sound deadening material on the engine cover and hood.
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  4. Steve@Tasca

    Steve@Tasca Fiesta ST Network Sponsor

    If you're unsure just go to a dealer and ask to listen to another one on the lot.
  5. Cesso

    Cesso Member

    It's a direct injection thing. Pop the hood on any DI car and you hear a symphony of loud clicks.
  6. Steve@Tasca

    Steve@Tasca Fiesta ST Network Sponsor

    Not just DI, SVTFs are known for loud injectors as well as noisy valvetrain.
  7. reddog99

    reddog99 Active Member

    My 2011 Fiesta had a diesel-ish sound quality with the hood open. I'd say my ST is quieter than my older car.
  8. Jonnyz

    Jonnyz Member

    Thanks for all the responses. I figured I was just being paranoid about it.
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  9. Choccy74

    Choccy74 New Member

    You think the FiST has a noisy engine. I took a 2015 Honda Fit for a test drive a week ago. Dear lord! Noisiest DI 4-cylinder I've ever heard so far. Couldn't even hear myself think while driving it.
  10. RDgolfer

    RDgolfer Active Member

    How about the Saab tappet noise?...omg...your car is fine..enjoy the clickety clack
  11. Applejack

    Applejack Active Member

    Have you ever driven a 1985 300 D turbo, or work on one?

  12. Firesail

    Firesail Active Member

    My wife had an "83 300D. Always sounded like rocks rattling in a can.:eek:

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