I own a 2005 Subaru Outback, LL Bean Edition with 3.0L engine. The car has approximately 148,000 miles.
It runs very well, but the car makes a loud clicking/ticking noise when it is at idle. The noise disappears about 1,500 rpm. As far as I can tell, the sound comes from the driver’s side, front of the engine.
I have an audio/video file of the noise on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWJUQye5Wm8
I would like to get an idea of what I may be dealing with before I take the car to my mechanic.