Q: Accelerating causes ticking noise.

asked by on

I hear a ticking noise when the vehicle accelerates.

A ticking noise indicates a worn valve lash adjuster that is dirty and needs cleaning or needs to be replaced. These are the lifters that ride on the camshaft and provide lift for the valve. They are spring loaded and that spring may wear out causing there to be too much play in the lifter and the rocker arm causing a ticking noise. It is a typical problem with this model car and can be easily fixed. I would recommend having a technician inspect the lash adjuster and clean them as needed.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Accelerating causes ticking noise.

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: I'm replacing the wiper motor/pulse board assembly.

Hello - yes, it is possible that you have locked down a pivot point or other piece of the linkage that is meant to turn or rotate. Try loosening pivot point nuts/bolts, and retry the motor. Unfortunately, this is one...

Q: Check Engine Light illuminated in car.

The Check Engine Light coming on is to alert the driver that the engine or powertrain is having a problem that it has detected. The light could be something simple like the gas cap was left loose to the engine...

Q: Q: Car is shutting off while driving

The first thing to do is to have the fuel cap replaced. The cap may be overtightened, causing gas tank venting to be blocked. If this gets blocked then the fuel tank can go into a vacuum and cause the...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...