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07-31-2004, 04:22 PM
theres a pinging or clicking noise after the car shuts off, it last a few minutes. ive heard it could be cat converter. could it be anything else??? like problematic?

07-31-2004, 05:41 PM
Probbaly just the metal cooling off. Without hearing the noise I can't really tell, but that would be my guess.

07-31-2004, 07:07 PM
^ Yeah, all cars do that, nothing to worry about.

07-31-2004, 07:25 PM
I believe it happens on cars with stainless exhaust systems which the grand am has as stock( it's not high quality ss but it is ss).

07-31-2004, 07:57 PM
It could also be the engine oil draining into the Oil Pan. That makes a kind of pinging noise. :)

07-31-2004, 08:00 PM
my fourwheelers make that noise too

07-31-2004, 10:33 PM
all the cars in my household do that, including my GA, its fine.

08-02-2004, 08:56 AM
yeah, i wouldnt worry about that. Every car makes a little pinging sound after you shut it off. If it is really loud you might want to get it looked at but I woiuldnt sweat it

08-02-2004, 11:24 AM
I think I heard it had to do with either the exhaust pipes or CC cooling off.