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Has anyone else heard a ticking noise when first starting the car? It's not the normal engine noise, this is my 3rd VW and this noise is not normal. Only has 890 miles on it. No lights, no alerts on the app.
 

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It is the N80 valve (evap canister purge valve). If you hear that noise, its working and thats good. The N80 is on top of the intake manifold, if you put your hand on it you should feel it pulsing. It is a duty valve and is constantly opening and closing it regulates the flow of gasses by pulsing faster or slower. It is normal all modern VW engines have this.
 

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It is normal, however next time you are at your mechanic have him/her listen to make sure it is not something else. Mine has the same click. It only goes on when the charcoal canister needs purging. It should get louder as you put the phone closer to the intake manifold (black pipe in front of engine) Letter B in drawing:
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It is normal, however next time you are at your mechanic have him/her listen to make sure it is not something else. Mine has the same click. It only goes on when the charcoal canister needs purging. It should get louder as you put the phone closer to the intake manifold (black pipe in front of engine) Letter B in drawing:
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I only have 890 miles on this car, is it normal to need that this soon?
 

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Don't worry, be happy, it's normal, I am only saying if you have doubts always check with your mechanic of choice. Relax and enjoy an adult beverage.
Thank you! I hit a bear (yea .. a literal bear) in my 2019 jetta 2 months ago and when I got it back it was making a similar noise, which is why I traded it in for the Taos. So now every noise freaks me out 😅😂
 

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It's OK, my 2014 Tiguan was totaled by a distracted driver and I replaced it with the Taos, my first VW with AWD. Where do you live that you are running into Bears!?! (I hope you and the bear were alright)
 

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It's OK, my 2014 Tiguan was totaled by a distracted driver and I replaced it with the Taos, my first VW with AWD. Where do you live that you are running into Bears!?! (I hope you and the bear were alright)
Oh no!!! Glad you were ok!! I’m in Maryland, was on vacation in Tennessee, but hit the bear in Roanoke Virginia! My license plate decapitated the bear but we were okay!!
 

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It is normal, however next time you are at your mechanic have him/her listen to make sure it is not something else. Mine has the same click. It only goes on when the charcoal canister needs purging. It should get louder as you put the phone closer to the intake manifold (black pipe in front of engine) Letter B in drawing:
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Where did you get this nice illustration is there more where can I find it
 

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The repair manuals can be found at vw.erwin.com and they charge $35 for 24 hours to download them all and there are other documents as well. If you plug in your VIN you can get the data sheet for your car that lists all the PR codes for the car and paint codes, etc. It's really a bargain for all the info you can get, you have to search through all the groups and they are really helpful as well, good luck! Here is a list off all the files I downloaded:

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It is the N80 valve (evap canister purge valve). If you hear that noise, its working and thats good. The N80 is on top of the intake manifold, if you put your hand on it you should feel it pulsing. It is a duty valve and is constantly opening and closing it regulates the flow of gasses by pulsing faster or slower. It is normal all modern VW engines have this.
My N80 valve has to be replaced. It’s on back order. My check engine light came on and I was told that is what was wrong. So I’ve never heard any noise in my engine.
 

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That is early! that should not be failing on a brand new car, hope they fix it soon for you. Part was probably defective when they built the car, like the Apollo 13! My VIN ends in 019616 is it close to yours? I am thinking our parts came from the same bin. Thanks and good luck!
 

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That is early! that should not be failing on a brand new car, hope they fix it soon for you. Part was probably defective when they built the car, like the Apollo 13! My VIN ends in 019616 is it close to yours? I am thinking our parts came from the same bin. Thanks and good luck!
My vin ends in 051661. I’m sure it was a defective part from the beginning. Hopefully the new part will come in soon. Thank you 😊!
 
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