Being subject to repeated noise on your car tends to be disturbing, a car is so complex that it is usually difficult to find its origin and even more so to find the part that causes it. If you have already experienced a clicking noise on your Lincoln MKC, we will probably be able to support you. Indeed, our editorial staff decided to compose this document in order to review the main causes of a clicking noise on Lincoln MKC. This is why, firstly, we will see what are the causes of this type of noise coming from your engine block, then those of a noise coming from your direction and finally, the origins of clicking noise on Lincoln MKC coming from your suspensions.
I notice a clicking noise on Lincoln MKC located on my engine
Verify your high engine
If you notice a clicking noise on Lincoln MKC, and this noise is based at the top of the engine, it means that it comes from your cylinder head and its associated parts. Two elements can be the triggers of these ticking noises on Lincoln MKC. Either the hydraulic pushers , generally it is because of their faulty “hydraulic catch-up” system that we will notice these clicking noises, often when cold and disappear when hot. Otherwise, it is the interplay of your rocker arms or their state of wear that is at issue. In this circumstance, remember to change them.
Verify your low engine
If you have determined the zone of origin of the Lincoln MKC clikcing noises coming from your low engine, it may be that your rods or piston shafts are the triggers. In both cases, the risk in the long term is the breakage of the motor. These two maintenance are very complex and most mechanics will recommend you to change the engine of your Lincoln MKC.
Finally, if you have the feeling that this clicking noise on Lincoln MKC is connected to the combustion of your engine, there are three possible causes of it. Verify the state of your glow plugs which, if worn, can hinder the proper combustion of the fuel mixture. Then, it is conceivable that your timing belt is shifted and that it does not properly manage the timing of the various engine elements to promote good combustion. And finally, the most classic trigger, comes from your injection, which is either blocked or one or more injectors are damaged. In this case, do not hesitate to consult this document which deals in detail with the different injection sounds on Lincoln MKC.
I notice a clicking noise on Lincoln MKC in my direction
Verify the state of the gimbals
One of the most basic triggers of a clicking noises in the direction of your Lincoln MKC is linked to the direction of the car. Indeed, the cardans and their bellows are parts that are constantly stressed during your changes of direction or that you turn your wheels and a wear of one of them can generate a ticking type of sound when you get closer to the stop zone of your steering. A bellows with holes will affect the cardan shaft very quickly and must be changed in a short time, otherwise the entire cardan shaft will have to be changed. Consider taking a look at it. If you would like more detailed information about gimbals noises on Lincoln MKC, do not hesitate to read this complete guide.
Verify the rest of your direction
Finally, when you know a clicking noise on your Lincoln MKC, it is conceivable that it is the direction that is involved. Just like the gimbals, the steering part is mobilized when you turn your wheels. If this is the case, the parts that may have been damaged due to normal wear and tear or impact (e. g. sidewalks) are steering rods, stabilizer bar silentblocks or steering triangles.
I notice a clicking noise on Lincoln MKC coming from my suspensions
Verify the suspension
If you experience a clicking noise on your Lincoln MKC once you pass a speed bump, it is very conceivable that your suspension block is the reason of the noise. Indeed, it may be the suspension cups, which, when they are outdated, have the rubber (silentbloc) that acts as a buffer and shock absorber for the upper part of the suspension that no longer fulfils its function and during small jolts that compress the suspensions. To verify if this is the trouble that concerns you, take a dented road and, at low speed, listen to the noise originating from your front axle when ever you pass over holes. If these are the cups, consider changing them promptly as this may damage other parts and require more expensive repairs.
Check spring and cylinder
If you notice a clicking noise on your Lincoln MKC at the suspension level, it is widely conceivable that spring wear or shock cylinder deformation may be a explanation. To verify the condition of the spring, place the car on a flat surface and measure that the heights from the ground to the bottom of the body are equivalent on each side (empty car for measurement). You can also verify between the front and rear, if there is a gap too large it suggests that that most likely your springs are worn, if you find out a leak go a little further in the article to have the solution to this problem. For the cylinder the verification is visual, make sure that it seems to work in a straight axis. And that there is no angle that would alter its proper functioning. If one of them breaks in both situations, you should think about swapping it or them. If you have the feeling that this noise is more like a squeaking noise on Lincoln MKC than a clicking noise, don’t hesitate to consult this article.