2000 GMC Jimmy Q&A

2000 GMC Jimmy Question: Clicking Noise that sounds like a baseball card in the spokes of a bike.

Hi I am having some serious issue with my 2000 GMC Jimmy. If anyone can offer advise I would appreciate it. The Jimmy has 90,000 miles and in the past six months we have replaced the radiator, water pump, fuel pump,and thermostat. It is now makes a clicking noise once the car is started. The only way for me to describe it is it sounds like when kids put a card in the spokes of a bikes tire. After two to five minutes the sound stops. Also yesterday while we were driving locally you could feel the car vibrating when we stopped at traffic lights. Once we got to our destination, we checked under the hood and the engine seemed to be vibrating faster than normal. We turned the car off then on the ride home the vibrating stopped but the check engine light came on. Does anyone know what this could be? -
Answer 1
The check Engine Light holds the key. There is a code and you need to retrieve it and trace down the problem. -
Answer 2
If the metal fuel line touch the body a clicking sound can come from the floorboards. Since you replaced the fuel pump, the lines may have been moved and not put back. -
Answer 3
sounds like your u joints in your driveshaft may be going bad -