Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car making loud clicking noise.

asked by on

My car is making a loud clicking noise and it only goes a certain speed.

Hello. The 2.4 liter engine in your car does have a few common issues. It is most commonly caused be a timing chain problem. When the timing chain stretches or if a tensioner fails you will get this noise and the engine will lose power. I would typically need to isolate where the noise is coming from. If it is the chain it will be coming from the front of the engine. Before any of this you want to check the engine oil level. If it is fine and if the oil has been changed recently then that should not be an issue. I say this because a dirty and clogged oil filter will cause this also. If the oil has not been changed recently then I would start with that. If you are not comfortable with this work then you should enlist the help of a certified mechanic, like one from YourMechanic.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Car making loud clicking 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: 2013 ford fusion with no start button is not turning on no key detected

Hi There, If the key fob is not working, it is likely that the vehicle is not recognizing the key, which will result in the car not starting as you have indicated. This is done as a security measure which...

Q: Car was working fine then randomly shut off and will not turn back on, check engine light came on after the car turned off.

Hi there. First you would need to check for any codes that could be stored or pending on the ECM (computer). The code will direct you to the location area that could be the cause of the noise that occurred...

Q: While driving my engine light comes on and my car will become sluggish almost to a point of stopping. What might cause this.

Hello there: With only 13,000 miles on a 2013 Hyundai Sonata, it's very difficult to tell you what might be causing this issue. Typically, these symptoms are closer to a vehicle with more than 100,000 miles and caused by mass...

Related articles

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...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.