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2006 Chrysler Pacifica Question: Ticking and power loss



slickrs, 3.5L V6, Denver, CO, July 28, 2009, 08:18

What could the ticking sound be? When I press on the gas not only does the sound get louder but the engine pulses. While driving it takes a long time to get up to speed. Please advise..

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, July 29, 2009, 01:08

    I wonder if it could be a lifter noise or an exhaust leak that amplifies when under pressure, as you say when you accelerate. A loss of power or a prolonged amount of time to get up to speed could be a restricted exhaust. Car is to new to have these problems, I can only say get it checked out as I can only unfortunately guess a the cause of the problem without being able to hear the noise first hand.
    I am anxious to hear what you find is the source of the problem.

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