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2008-2013 Cadillac CTS General Discussion Discussion, Engine clicking normal? in Cadillac CTS Second Generation Forum - 2008-2013; I just purchased a 2012 CTS Performance coupe with 80k. I’ve noticed a clicking sound coming from the engine that ...
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    Engine clicking normal?

    I just purchased a 2012 CTS Performance coupe with 80k. I’ve noticed a clicking sound coming from the engine that I’ve not heard in my previous cars. What should I check?

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    Re: Engine clicking normal?

    It is most likely the ticking associated with direct injection. This sound is normal.
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    Re: Engine clicking normal?

    I have a 2009 (3.6) with less than 70K and has a rattling sound when it starts, same issue? Also, the CEL has been on for a while, is this a timing chain issue?

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    Re: Engine clicking normal?

    Quote Originally Posted by ptorto View Post
    I have a 2009 (3.6) with less than 70K and has a rattling sound when it starts, same issue? Also, the CEL has been on for a while, is this a timing chain issue?
    Get your CEL codes read.

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    Re: Engine clicking normal?

    Quote Originally Posted by TooOldToDrive View Post
    I just purchased a 2012 CTS Performance coupe with 80k. I’ve noticed a clicking sound coming from the engine that I’ve not heard in my previous cars. What should I check?
    Agree with Long, a result of Direct Injection. Perfectly normal.

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    Re: Engine clicking normal?

    On a 3800 a clatter at idle/low speed is often a failing harmonic balancer .Just a thin band on my 3.6 but worth checking.

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    Re: Engine clicking normal?

    Had the CEL checked......the code came back "P0008 Engine Positioner System". Does this mean the timing chain(s) (at 66K) need to be replaced? Also, from what I've read there appears to be some bad mojo associated with this engine.....what advise can you give? Thanks.

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    Re: Engine clicking normal?

    Most probably, but you had better post up in the correct forum. Those folks will help you out in the '05 area. Be sure to let them know what engine you have. That just might help. Maybe.

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    Re: Engine clicking normal?

    Thanks, thought I was in the 08-13 CTS general discussion forum?

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    Re: Engine clicking normal?

    You are. I was looking at your avatar which says you have a 2005 CTS.

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    Re: Engine clicking normal?

    Oh, sorry, that was my other CTS. I just changed the profile info. Hey TooOldToDrive, sorry for hijacking your post. I'll start another thread under my issue for help. Thanks

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    Re: Engine clicking normal?

    Quote Originally Posted by TooOldToDrive View Post
    I just purchased a 2012 CTS Performance coupe with 80k. I’ve noticed a clicking sound coming from the engine that I’ve not heard in my previous cars. What should I check?
    My 2009 CTS AWD DI makes the same noise. As others have said it is related to direct injection and normal.

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