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Since I got my Titan I've been listening to the sound the engine makes so that I can tell when something is going wrong.

I noticed that my truck's engine is mostly a soft clickty-clack, as whooshing from the fan, and a large click when some wheel looking thing (yeah, not much on engine parts) start spinning every 30 seconds or so (the alternator? it's on the right side/bottom of the engine).
 

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gksmith said:
Since I got my Titan I've been listening to the sound the engine makes so that I can tell when something is going wrong.

I noticed that my truck's engine is mostly a soft clickty-clack, as whooshing from the fan, and a large click when some wheel looking thing (yeah, not much on engine parts) start spinning every 30 seconds or so (the alternator? it's on the right side/bottom of the engine).
That is your A/C compressor. It cycles on and off as it builds up pressure in the A/C system. Does it click and rattle very loud as the clutch(little wheel) spins? That might be a problem.

Otherwise...it is completely normal.

What you should here is one click when the clutch engages and a very faint shutter sound while it spins.
 

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A Deep VROOM VROOM!



But not like a Mazda. :)
 

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A damned loud one when it gets to the muffler !!!!!! LOL
 

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The truck is just a month old and the click is a single one. The AC compressor makes sense because the defroster is on most of the time in the morning.

Still, it's a loud click.
 

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The soft clickty clack sound, as you put it, is normal. It's the fuel injectors. And I agree that it's the AC compressor because it makes a noticable (from outside the truck) click as it comes on. The 08 motors are much quieter than the 04s were.
 

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mine has the clicky noise (which as stated above is the fuel injectors), a tock...tock.... tock... sound from the passenger side, an intermittent whistling noise at idle, and exhaust noise that goes along with the engine (put put put put put put put put put...)
 

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Last night I started getting a whine, whine, whine, whine from the rear seating area.


It turned out to be my kids. :bouncy:
 

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Mine just sort of rumbles and mumbles, but if you listen close... it sure sounds like, "Here, ricer...ricer.... Come on.... Here little ricer....."
 

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Mine sounds like shlt right now, when its cold - the damn thing screeches/squeeks/whines/whistles/whatever you wanna call it. Its really embarassing. I *think* the damn belt up front needs to be replaced, at least I'm hoping thats it. I only have about 15,800 miles on it, 2006.

Other than that, I just hear the thing gulping gas like there is no tomorrow.
 

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Mine goes "weeehhhhooooooooo......faster! faster!" I'm not sure, but I think it likes to go fast:haveredfl
 

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my truck farted once
 

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My engine makes engine sounds...I don't know what else to tell ya
 

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When I pass another truck, my Titan says "BRING IT BITTCHES!!!"
 

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Mine Grawls like a Tiger and then purs like a kitten.
 
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