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Ticking Sound, Exhaust Leak Maybe?

Hey All,

I recently noticed a ticking sound, like an exhaust leak type of sound. More noticeable when driving near those white barriers on the freeway or in an alley way.

I looked for exhaust gaskets online and couldn't find anything other than a gasket at the cat.

Any ideas?

Thanks!
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an exhaust leak is a puff-puff-puff sound... never a ticking sound
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Since this is a moving-related sound, check for a rock or a nail in one of your tires. That's definitely one way. I also agree that exhaust is unlikely to make this kind of noise.

If you're coordinated enough to do this without crashing, in a safe location with no traffic, while you're rolling, pop the car into Neutral. Still get the sound? Then it's unlikely to be the driveline. Turn off the engine (YOU'LL LOSE POWER STEERING AND POWER BRAKES TEMPORARILY) Stiill get the tick? The engine's out of the equation. That should further isolate the problem.
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