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Integrity Automotive Explains the Chevrolet “Ticking” Noise

If you have an older Chevy truck (90’s - early 2000’s) you probably have noticed a strange and annoying ticking noise when you start your car that continues even after you turn your car off and remove the key. Here at Integrity Automotive we call it the “Machine Gun Rattle.”

That clicking or ticking noise is a failed Mode Actuator Door or Blend Door Actuator on your heater box. The worst part about this particular problem is where it is located. It is tucked in between your heater box and your firewall.

There are two ways to stop the ticking: the first is to disconnect the mode actuator or the second is to completely remove the dash so you can remove the heater box to replace the actuator.

Can you ignore it?

We’ve gotten the question a lot, we ALWAYS recommend you come in and have us check it out to ensure that this is the problem, but the simple answer is yes. If you can ignore the sound!

At Integrity Automotive our goal is to honestly inform our customers of their options and let them choose what is best for their car and their pocket book. Integrity Automotive prides itself on its upfront pricing with no hidden costs and whenever possible gives the customer multiple options to fit their needs and price range. Integrity Automotive’s goal has always been to help people make their car better and more reliable. If you have a classic hidden away somewhere and have always dreamed of getting it Hot August Night show ready, give us a call; and we can work with you to make your dream a reality.

Additional services Integrity Automotive offers include:

● Brake Inspection
● Electrical
● Routine Maintenance
● Oil Change
● Brake Repair
● Tune-Up
● Cooling System Repair
● A/C Recharge
● Custom Fabrication
● Timing Belts
● Thermostats
● Check Engine Light, Service Engine Soon Light Inspections
● Free Diagnostics Scan
● Full Restorations
● Dealer Maintenance
● Major Repairs
● Overhauls
● Transmissions
● Drive Train
● Fabricating
● Scheduled Maintenance
● Welding
● And more!

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