clicking noise gets louder when I excelerate barely hear it when foot on brake. seems like the noise gets lower at times.
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1998 Ford Explorer Question: car runs great. clicking noise that gets louder when I excelerate
Answer #1raiderron April 16, 2011, 00:00Master
Check motor mounts, axle shafts at front. etc.
Answer #2DaveJHM April 16, 2011, 00:26Master
In addition to Ron's good suggestions, -- If you have the 4.0L SOHC V6 in this Explorer, it was around the time period where they had issues with the cam chain tensioners. These tensioners would cause a ton of racket from the cam chains. Also, the cam chain guides behind the timing cover also wore and broke apart in some cases, causing really extenuating problems.
I would have an experienced Ford technician near you have a look so that you can solve a potentially large issue. Good luck!
ReplyVisitor, April 29, 2011, 12:45
Might also be a cracked EGR tube. One shop claimed they couldn't even find a problem. Another correctly diagnosed it over the phone by my description. This causes exhaust gases to leak out, making it sound like a loud ticking noise. Sounds like it is coming from right below the center concole, at least in my V-8 5.0. Louder during acceleration, and gets quieter as the pipe (engine) heats up and presumably closes down the crack a little from metal expansion. Cheap part from Rockauto.com. Not so easy to get to though for replacement.