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Hmmm [B] Please help, 156 ticking and noise at 2000rpm[/B]

Hey guys, this is my second post about this question since no one replied to my first one. Any ideas about the following annoying noises?

The first weird thing is that if you turn the ignition on, or have your engine running you can hear a ticking under the dash, seems like it's right behind the speedometer or somewhere around that area. The ticking isn't loud mind you, it ticks mostly with each second, like a clock ticks, but sometimes it stops for a while, or ticks twice a second. As i said it's quite minor but i don't want any problems brewing under that dash, so if anyone might know what it might be, i'll be very happy to listen.

The second thing that is quite annoying if you like your car to sound good, is a semi loud vibration somewhere under the engine. It sounds like there is a thin penny washer that's loose and it vibrates when the engine is revving on exactly 2000rpm. It doesn't matter if the engine is cold or hot, as soon as the rev counter reaches 2000rpm, you hear the mysterious object vibrating to the frequency of the engine. I know you guys might not know what it is but if there are any known issues with this i'm sure you will. The sound comes from somewhere under the engine and is heard the loudest from under the front right wheel arch. I will buy some locking jacks to lift the car up so i can take a proper look under neat but at the moment i'm without a job.
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Re: [B] Please help, 156 ticking and noise at 2000rpm[/B]

You are not alone. I have the same ticking noise in my GT. Sounds like a clock ticking coming from the same area as in your vehicle. Seems to be more noticeable after start up when I am driving the vehicle for the first 10 minutes or so. Not sure if it disappears or if I just tune out but it is really annoying.
As a lot people probably drive with music playing, they may not hear it but I have been driving with no music on as I like to listen to the sound of the motor which is why I have been able to hear the ticking noise.
If other GT or 156 owners could listen out for a ticking noise on their vehicles, it may establish whether it is a normal sound heard in Alfas or whether it is a fault to be investigated.
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Re: [B] Please help, 156 ticking and noise at 2000rpm[/B]

could be a broken exhaust mount bracket on the downpipe/flexipipe section
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Re: [B] Please help, 156 ticking and noise at 2000rpm[/B]

Originally Posted by SEARs View Post
could be a broken exhaust mount bracket on the downpipe/flexipipe section
I think Pat has it here.

It might be worth checking the exhaust heatshields are fixed properly too, as it does sound like something loose is resonating.
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