A Clicking Noise in a Car After an Oil Change
If you hear a clicking noise in your car after an oil change, this could be the result of a few key things. Learn what to do if you hear a clicking noise in your car after an oil change with help from an expert in the automotive industry in this free video clip.
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Hi, I'm Bob Holcomb from Apex Automotive in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Today, we're going to talk about a clicking noise in your vehicle's engine after you changed the oil. When you let the oil out of the vehicle, screw on a new filter and then replace the oil with four to six quarts of new oil, a couple of things can go wrong. The first thing that's most common is most people forget to put oil into the filter before they attached it to the engine. It's important to do that as the oil pump will need to pump the oil into the filter and then into the engine. If there's no oil in the filter when you start the engine, it'll just pump the air through the system and that could cause the lifters to make a ticking noise and that would cause this noise. Another problem with an engine that's ticking after an oil change is the oil that you just put in your car may have come out of the bottom as you may have forgotten to put the drain plug back in. This happens and it's common. Another thing that could be wrong is the filter, it could be the wrong filter and not allow enough oil flow into the engine could cause a ticking noise. Another problem that could cause ticking in your engine would be the wrong viscosity of oil. If you didn't use the manufacturer's suggested viscosity, the oil is not thick or thin enough to run the engine properly and you could have a noisy engine. These are a couple of things to look for if you have a ticking noise after you changed the oil in your engine. So, first, if you start your engine and it makes a noise, shut it back off and review all the steps that you've just done to make sure that you don't do damage to your engine. The engine should sound like it did before you did your oil change. I'm Bob Holcomb from Apex Automotive in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.