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Old 02-24-2012, 04:09 PM   #1
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ticking sound under my car?

I recently took a trip out to palm springs CA. On our way back to L.A. I noticed a kinda change of acceleration. It feels like its forced to go up past 25mph. Also there's a ticking sound kinda like a clock tick but three times faster. I'm on the bus cause I didnt want to push the car around if its hurting. Any ideas what it could be?
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Old 02-24-2012, 07:56 PM   #2
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Idk but all the mustang engines down here in central Texas just have a ticking sound. Kinda like you need to change ur oil but that's not it lol..
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:00 PM   #3
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Do you notice it more when your slowing down and accelerating? If so I'd check the driveshaft. Mine was making a ticking sound and just got to fiddling with it and all the bolts on the driveshaft that connect it to the rear end were loose. I tightened them up and it stopped.
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Do you notice it more when your slowing down and accelerating? If so I'd check the driveshaft. Mine was making a ticking sound and just got to fiddling with it and all the bolts on the driveshaft that connect it to the rear end were loose. I tightened them up and it stopped.
Actually it could be on Idle and you can still hear it. The sound matches the acceleration. So higher mph =fast ticking etc.
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Did you check the bolts? In not gonna tell you for sure that it's the problem but it spear hurt to check. Other than that idk
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Re: ticking sound under my car?

Could be a exhaust leak or throw out.
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Old 02-25-2012, 10:36 PM   #8
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DDTCM could it possibly be tranny? Or is that what you mean for throw out?
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Do you owe any shady people or organizations any money?
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Do you owe any shady people or organizations any money?
Haha

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Ticking... Any check engine lights?
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DDTCM could it possibly be tranny? Or is that what you mean for throw out?
Throw out bearing. Had the same issue on my Cobra,needed a new clutch. Does it make this noise at idle and when you engage the clutch a bit it goes away?
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I had a ticking that matched that and I throw a rod .. same thing faster acceleration faster the ticking and you give it gas acted like it wanted to not get up and go.. my bearings on my crank was stacking up.. had to get a new engine
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No I don't owe any shady people.money LOL. And no check engine lights. Tomorrow I'm going to have someone scan to see if it picks up any codes. If not I gotta take her in for an inspection.
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Told you to have my money today!!
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You know i drove today for a bit and the oil gauge randomly drops down to e them goes back to regular/

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I mean L
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You know i drove today for a bit and the oil gauge randomly drops down to e them goes back to regular/

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I mean L
Mine does that too. Don't worry about it. An oil guage isn't accurate on our models. From what I heard

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You know i drove today for a bit and the oil gauge randomly drops down to e them goes back to regular/

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I mean L
Someone needs to research this. And why this happens!
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The sensor needs to be changed and the oil gauge read the pressure. And not how much oil is there
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The sensor needs to be changed and the oil gauge read the pressure. And not how much oil is there
So the sensor needs to be changed. And the oil gauge is accurate. Is what your saying?
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Yes that what I heard has helped
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Yes that what I heard has helped
Alright. Thanks. I made sure mine was connected and it wasn't it was loose I might need another one
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Re: ticking sound under my car?

Check the passenger side manifold, they're notorious for exhaust leaks due to the A/C dripping on the manifold. If that's the culprit, get it welded and make an A/C drip catcher so it doesn't drop on the manifold anymore.

and i also know that our cars are notorious for the "ticking" sound in the manifold.. i've learned to just deal with it. Get a louder exhaust so noone can hear it!
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Check the passenger side manifold, they're notorious for exhaust leaks due to the A/C dripping on the manifold. If that's the culprit, get it welded and make an A/C drip catcher so it doesn't drop on the manifold anymore.

and i also know that our cars are notorious for the "ticking" sound in the manifold.. i've learned to just deal with it. Get a louder exhaust so noone can hear it!
Its a nasty problem that they have. I have to replace mine, but I'll make sure to divert the AC condensation to avoid it happening again. The ticking drives me bonkers, and sounds horrible.
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Check the passenger side manifold, they're notorious for exhaust leaks due to the A/C dripping on the manifold. If that's the culprit, get it welded and make an A/C drip catcher so it doesn't drop on the manifold anymore.

and i also know that our cars are notorious for the "ticking" sound in the manifold.. i've learned to just deal with it. Get a louder exhaust so noone can hear it!
+1 on the louder exhaust, also you can crank that music up, you'll never know its there!
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Re: ticking sound under my car?

99-04 v6's are known for water leaking (condensation) onto the headers and can cause a leak. It chould be this.
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Yup I hate it too. Well turns out I definitely need to replace my oil pressure components. And the ticking was from loss of engine oil. My guy still has the car but he called to tell me it was burning up the oil....? Imma swing by later to see exactly what's the issue.
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Re: ticking sound under my car?

its your exhaust manifolds either the passanger or drivers theres a tsb on this your mpg will drop and you accel will also replace with pace setter headers from summit racing for 174 and ur good
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I had this problem and I noticed it when I moved from Cali to Arkansas/texas... What my step dad and I did was check where the exhaust and engine connect. I have a 99 v6 5 speed, and it's where the donut is suppose to be, you just tighten those bolts because they may be loose. Now I dont hear it unless I slam on the gas, and my step dad said it's either the exhaust gaskets or the exhaust manifold... But check if the bolts are loose, and if you still hear it, it may be either the gasket or exhaust manifold.
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Yeah Texas stangs are known for that sound, including mine
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I wonder if I can make hose fit in that hole an route it away from the exhaust

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I wonder if I can make hose fit in that hole an route it away from the exhaust
Or would the hose clog
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yes you can do that.
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