Q: Ticking sound while accelerating and when the car is in gear

asked by on

Hi. My vehicle has gone 65,000 miles. It has an automatic transmission. The problem appears during acceleration, when I give it gas. Then, there is this ticking sound. There is no sound however, when the car is in neutral, or running with the windows down. But, when I shift gears and slowly accelerate and the windows are up, the ticking sound is easily noticeable. The sound would disappear as the RPMs are going up. Ticking can be heard again when the engine is under load and when I shift gears. I changed the oil at about 55,000 miles. The car idles well. There are no error codes. It has good gas mileage. At the dealership, they didn't find the cause of this ticking sound. I would like to know what the problem is and if it's serious. Do you have any suggestion?

There is technical bulletins for your vehicle using aftermarket oil filters. These oil filters may look like they fit your car model, but do not allow the proper oil flow to the motor and can cause noises and internal engine damage. If the noise is only when you are accelerating, you may be hearing the engine preignition, due from a problem with the fuel you are using. I would recommend using only factory authorized oil filter and oil. Change fueling station and stay away from a station if you see the tanker putting fuel in the tanks, since they stir up excess water and you can possibly get it in the fuel you purchase. If you can duplicate the problem, then have a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic to go on a road test with you to see if the mechanic can diagnose the noises from your engine.

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. Ticking sound while accelerating and when the car is in gear

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: How much should it cost for the dealer to clean the throttle body, and MAP sensor, and replace the PCV valve cover on my jetta?

Hi There, Unfortunately, there is not a uniform pricing system when it comes to what various dealers charge. Many things come into play (availability of parts, wholesale pricing, access to labor, overhead, etc.) for various repair shops when it comes...

Q: Cruze 2014 LT motor oil plug is a Left Handle thread ?

Hey Carlos. The oil pan bolt is made out of aluminum for some reason and is a standard right-direction thread, however, it's very small and delicate - so it can be hard to remove. You should see a directional arrow,...

Q: the car has suffocation feeling when accelerator is pressed and does not speed constantly

This sounds like a low fuel pressure problem, or an air filter and mass airflow (MAF) sensor problem. Check the fuel pressure and replace the fuel filter first to see if it helps. Next, have the system computer scanned...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...