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Old 05-17-2011, 01:56 PM   #1
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Im asking for your help. I recently bought a Audi A4 1999 Quattro and i having an issue with it. Whenever i accelerate the noise, ticking/clicking gets louder. if i am cruising steadily, lets say 60mph in 4th speed its not obvious but if you accelerate then the noise comes back.

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Does it sound like it's coming from one of the wheels? Bad CV joints click when they get sloppy. Take a look at the boots on your CV joints. Any of them broken and flinging grease all over the suspension?
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no its not the cv joints cuz even if the car is stationery and i press the gas pedal and rev high it makes the sound.
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So it's not when the car's going fast, it's when you're spooling up the motor. Even in neutral? Almost sounds like a fan hitting something.
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Almost makes you curious about the type of engine in the car, doesn't it?

Almost.
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Im asking for your help. I recently bought a Audi A4 1999 Quattro and i having an issue with it. Whenever i accelerate the noise, ticking/clicking gets louder. if i am cruising steadily, lets say 60mph in 4th speed its not obvious but if you accelerate then the noise comes back.

Please id like your opinion on this.
Could be the hydraulic lifters have some dirt or sludge in them. Try a can of oil detergent in the oil for several hundred miles and see if it goes away. If yes then change the oil afterwards as the oil will be quite dirty. All oils have some detergent in them but if oil changes were not done regularly sludge can build up - especially in turbo cars where the oil will see more heat.

The other possible cause could be the injectors. Try a can of BG44K in the gas for this issue.

If neither one solves the issue try a local independent Audi shop - look on the local forums for recommendations.
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Exhaust manifold leak.
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cam tensioner gasket?
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cam tensioner gasket?
Unpossible. Even without knowing the engine or transmission in this car, I can tell you that an oil leak won't make a clicking noise.
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