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MT86
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Oct 4, 2019, 4:09 PM

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Clicking on Right Side of Engine ONLY when Accelerating Sign In

2005 Dodge Caravan Sport Ed. 207,000 km

Engine idles normal. When I accelerate a uniform ticking/clicking sound comes from the right side of the vehicle under the hood. Ticking frequency increases as acceleration increases. If I take my foot off the pedal ticking stops immediately. Replaced the timing belt. Regular oil changes. Oil level OK. Want to repair before something bad happens. Any insights are greatly appreciated.


Tom Greenleaf
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Oct 4, 2019, 11:48 PM

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Re: Clicking on Right Side of Engine ONLY when Accelerating Sign In

Is this noise engine speed (RPM) or vehicle speed related? By nature noises are a pest to really know what and where to check without being there in person but worth finding out as much as possible as they are warnings,


T



MT86
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Oct 6, 2019, 1:44 PM

Post #3 of 10 (184 views)
Re: Clicking on Right Side of Engine ONLY when Accelerating Sign In

Hi T. Thanks for your reply.

It is vehicle speed related, or more specifically ACTIVE acceleration related - the noise only occurs when I press down on the acceleration pedal. If I am rolling down the hill with the engine on and my foot off the pedal there is no clicking noise at all.


Tom Greenleaf
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Oct 6, 2019, 2:43 PM

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Re: Clicking on Right Side of Engine ONLY when Accelerating Sign In

I'll take that as LOAD related with the speed of the clicking related to how fast you are going at the same time?
If while moving straight ahead would be rare but choice of words as "clicking" suggests a CV joint more commonly click away when turning AND a load only at first.
For right now make sure wheels are tight. If not that ends that.
If found tight move fronts to rear and tighten with a torque wrench or have that done. Now see if clicking changes or moves to rear or seems left or right change?
This is just rule the wheel parts OUT of possible/likely first.
It's not so common for a wheel bearing to me but can't rule that out.
Here's my problem (yours really) is to feel the CV joints in hand you'd take that shaft out or for wheel bearing take it out should or would do in in hands or off vehicle feel it.
Stinks to go that far too fast as shaft will require an alignment for taking it out or replacing it may be called for to find this??
Other is get help if just an experienced ear to ride with you and YOU make it happen.
It's whacked, sorry already a few of these odd things this year rode with owners on purpose to make the call helped,


T



MT86
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Oct 18, 2019, 12:25 PM

Post #5 of 10 (116 views)
Re: Clicking on Right Side of Engine ONLY when Accelerating Sign In

Hey T.

Thanks for your detailed reply. Apologies for my late one.

I'm sure it's not a wheel issue as rims/ tires have been changed recently and the clicking persists.

I do have a audio/video recording of the sound in action - I'll try and upload a link that via youtube...post here if it works.

I think you're right about the experienced ear solution - likely obvious to someone like that.

Thanks again for your time. Hoping I'll be driving click free asap - and I don't break the bank for it.

Mike


MT86
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Oct 18, 2019, 12:39 PM

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Re: Clicking on Right Side of Engine ONLY when Accelerating Sign In

This should work. 14 Second Clip.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jov6YDi8xn8


Tom Greenleaf
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Oct 18, 2019, 1:30 PM

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Re: Clicking on Right Side of Engine ONLY when Accelerating Sign In

Vid didn't help it's from inside the car. Noises best in person. You didn't check wheels, remove anything or swap it around did you?


Basics: IF you aren't going to check everything that moves while accelerating the phone game isn't going to fix it.


Repeat: It could take a person to just sense the sound if hanging out the window while you drive and go "voila" that's what's most likely. I can't do that yet for you,


Tom



Hammer Time
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Oct 18, 2019, 3:57 PM

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Re: Clicking on Right Side of Engine ONLY when Accelerating Sign In

I couldn't get anything out of the video either but the symptoms could point to a bad inboard C/V joint. Caravans are pretty known for that.



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MT86
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Oct 24, 2019, 3:04 PM

Post #9 of 10 (68 views)
Re: Clicking on Right Side of Engine ONLY when Accelerating Sign In

Thanks for the input, guys.

Will get it listened to asap.

Just wondering, if it is a CV joint - is there any major risk with continuing to drive it for the next while (a month or so).

Thanks again.

Mike


Hammer Time
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Oct 24, 2019, 3:29 PM

Post #10 of 10 (66 views)
Re: Clicking on Right Side of Engine ONLY when Accelerating Sign In

No, there shouldn't be a problem driving it for a short period if the inner C/V is bad.



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