Ticking sound after engine is turned off


#1

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?


#2

hot exhaust cooling


#3

Don’t worry, that’s normal for all engines as the hot metal contracts when cooling down.


#4

Thanks for the response. I recently had my entire exhaust replaced from engine to tail–maybe that’s why I started noticing it more