1991 Toyota Camry LE - V6 Engine. Loud ticking noise that is RPM sensitive at front head after replacing timing belt.

Asked by May 31, 2015 at 03:22 PM about the 1991 Toyota Camry LE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Recent replacement of timing belt and water pump at 137,000 miles. Prior to this, the engine ran good with no unusual noises. Checked several times for correct placement of the belt with timing marks at both cams and the crankshaft. After replacing all covers and starting the engine, there is a loud ticking noise that increases with engine speed.  I had the timing checked by a shop and it was right on.  The engine starts quickly, runs well, good acceleration, but the gas mileage is terrible. The shop where I took it said the problem was a bad injector.  I have pulled the connecters on the front three injectors and don't hear any decrease in the noise.  I have checked and re-checked all of the vacuum lines and connectors and they are all correct.  Also, the only trouble code I have seen is for the "Knock Sensor", which I guess is correct given the noise from the engine.

Any help would be appreciated.

Any help would be appreciated,

3 Answers

465

it's very hard to locacte a knocking ,or ticking noise,I use a stephoscope pick one up at local autoparts,take tool and start around the area you worked on,did you replace the timing tensioner,check belts,better yet remove them,this will reduce noise.GOOD LUCK!

I did that. There is so much noise, I can't identify where it is coming from. I also removed the front head valve cover and inspected the valve gear and all looked good, nothing out of the ordinary. I did not renew the timing tensioner as it looked OK when I replaced the belt. I will try taking the belts off to reduce the noise and see what I find. Thanks for your help.

48,465

Try replacing the knock sensor. http://www.freeasestudyguides.com/knock-sensor-symptoms.html

Your Answer:

Camry

Looking for a Used Camry in your area?

CarGurus has 70,625 nationwide Camry listings starting at $1,300.

ZIP:

Toyota Camry Experts

  • #1
    Reelin68
    Reputation
    16,510
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    5,230
  • #3
    last_chance_garage
    Reputation
    4,190
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord
682 Great Deals out of 101,645 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota Corolla
672 Great Deals out of 63,571 listings starting at $1,499
Used Honda Civic
486 Great Deals out of 44,345 listings starting at $1,150
Used Hyundai Sonata
519 Great Deals out of 46,293 listings starting at $1,200
Used Nissan Maxima
231 Great Deals out of 16,831 listings starting at $890

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Toyota Camry LE For Sale
35 Great Deals out of 11,566 listings starting at $16,990
2017 Toyota Camry LE For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 1,292 listings starting at $10,900
2016 Toyota Camry LE For Sale
15 Great Deals out of 1,175 listings starting at $9,999
2015 Toyota Camry LE For Sale
56 Great Deals out of 2,140 listings starting at $8,600
2014 Toyota Camry LE For Sale
17 Great Deals out of 506 listings starting at $6,992

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.