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ticking sound after engine is turned off

I recently noticed, after parking my car in the garage, that my '92 Toyota Corolla makes a pronounced ticking sound for some minutes after the engine is turned off. I even looked underneath the engine to see if there was fluid leaking, but I did not see any. Still the ticking (almost dripping) like sound continued for many minutes. Any ideas as to why?


  • edited September 2007
    hot exhaust cooling
  • edited September 2007
    Don't worry, that's normal for all engines as the hot metal contracts when cooling down.
  • edited September 2007
    Thanks for the response. I recently had my entire exhaust replaced from engine to tail--maybe that's why I started noticing it more
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