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Clicking noise when I accelerate

10-29-2003, 01:14 PM
This is my first time posting on this site and I am loving it.
I cannot wait to gain some information on an area that I would like to learn more about.

My questions is this:
My Olds Alero - '01 makes a ticking sound when I accelerate and it only happens when I do this.
When I lift my foot off the gas it does nothing in regards to making a sound.
I am pretty new at diagnosing a little more complex car troubles like this.
If anyone can give me some insight that would be wonderful.


10-29-2003, 03:10 PM
sumthing like that happened to my cutty and it was the cv joint, where is the ticking coming from??? if its coming from the wheels then it might be a cv joint, if its coming from the engine then it could be just about anything lol

10-30-2003, 11:40 AM
I appears to be coming from the front passenger side of the car. It is kin of hard to tell if it is coming from the engine or not.
for the CV joint, should the sound be coming from closer to the tire if that is what the problem is?


12-27-2003, 06:49 PM
its not cv. I have a 95 Nissan Pathfinder with the same problem, passenger side. It ticks when i accelerate, especially if in gear. It seems to tick at every RPM, it sounds kinda like a motor cycle. Its gotten louder in the past month. Is that the same as your problem? It almost sounds like its under the dash/in the middle of the car/passenger side.

12-28-2003, 08:48 PM
Hey, go to search at the top right of the screen and in the "search for posts by a specific user" field type in 95pathfinder and you will find an article in the honda forums about a civic with like 39 posts called "buzzing when acclering". I've posted in there. It addresses the problem we were having. Check out my posts and the replies that came after it. Everything before my first post is useless.

12-29-2003, 06:49 PM
Someone online told me that nissans are noutorious for developing a loose timing chain at about 80 thousand miles. He said that I should install a new timeing chain. My SUV uses dual chains on a V6, a kit is about 140 bucks. It should be an easy do it yourselfer. He said that my tourqe converter is probably bad and that I should take it out and have it rebuilt for about 80 bucks. I hope this helps.

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