2006 eclipse gt tick
alright owned the car for around a year now, talk about a ****ton of problems
purchased with 68k miles
2000 miles later the clutch goes out, leaves me stranded in alabama.
I hitchhike back to michigan, pay $1500 to get a new one put in.
The super awesome alabama mechanic managed to install the clutch backwards
4000 miles later it's toast again.
Get it done for 1000.
So it's had a tick ever since then, check engine light has been on but i assumed that was due to the ram air intake.
The tick is pretty constant, it's not a knock. I had a 98 camaro that had a knock at 30,000 miles because the jackass before me never changed the oil, it leaked coolant into the oil and was done for.
Took it to 3 mechs to check, one told me it was loose clutch assembly, one told me it was a sticky lifter, and the last one told me the 5th cylinder was misfiring (he's the one who did the second clutch right and ironically enough the only one who ran a diagnostic).
I guess that could be a coil or spark plug, unfortunately the 5th spark plug is on the back of the block.
So here's my question, could it be anything else, and how hard is it to get to the back plugs on this car? I've had a bent plug up front before (god knows how that happened) which was right up front to replace but i'm not sure how much a job it'd be to replace the 5th cylinder plug.
any help is appreciated
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