Best Answer

Theres a pretty wide scope. lifters, fuel injectors, fan hitting shroud, water pump, belt tensioner.

Will it do it when you are at idle and goose the pedal?

We have narrowed down, that helps. If it sounds like" marbles in a can" kind of noise. Try running a tank of 93 octane to see if it stops.

Without hearing it, I could be going in the wrong direction.

Do you feel it when it happens or just hear it?

I'm having a hard time with the "exhaust theory".

Try brake torqueing it. With someone in the car with their foot on the brake and the e-brake engaged, rev the gas. And you on the outside with the hood up. Does the engine move considerably? Does the noise happen?

If you do the brake torqueing as I described (make sure the car is at operating temperature), listen near where the front exhaust pipe connects to the manifold. I was also told this was common for this engine-front exhaust seal. Learn something new everyday! Let me know how you make out.

I am even more inclined to go with the exhaust gasket, based on your findings. You can possibly continue to narrow down the source by using a stethescope or a reasonable facsimile. Such a long pry bar or screw driver (30" or better usually) that has a plastic handle. Again while duplicating the sound in a safe manner, touch the end of the screw drive or stethesope to a part in the near vicinity of the noise. Place you ear up to and then on the end of the handle. You will hear the noise to a certain extent. Try it on another part nearby the first one. The noise will get louder through the screw driver or fainter. Continue until you find the source.

I guess in this industry you never say never... Ask him to check this TSB: bulletin # 47-60-06D in the exhaust section. Since yours is Supercharged, this may or may not apply. It certainly fits the description you made. It calls for replacement of seal #24506449. You can also call the parts dept. at the dealer and ask if this seal would be used on your car. It was used on the 95-96 Riviera, but maybe not the Supercharged version. I wouldn't think a cracked manifold would make the noise you describe, but If your mechanic diagnosed it with the car up in the air and found it to be cracked...

UPDATE! Turns out you were right...a second mechanic looked and fixed the problem for well under $100. My car now has no ticking sound during acceleration. In fact, it seems to me the SuperCharged Riviera has more power now than it did before. Would that be my imagination, or could I have lost some horsepower because of what contributed to the ticking noise?

I'm having the same type of problem as what the other person was having. I thought it could be someting with the brakes or the wheel. If I'm coming to a stop, when I'm just coasting at a few mph it ticks. It gets louders as I accelerate then goes away. Also when I brake when I'm going slow it gets a little louder. If you pay attention you can tell.

Be sure to fix the front engine & transmission mount that caused this problem.

I had a problem where the vehicle was clicking when accelerating forward, or when braking hard in reverse. Turns out it was a bad starter. The pinion gear was sliding loosely on the shaft, so when the front end of the vehicle was raised up the gear would slide into the flywheel causing the clicking.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2015-07-17 17:28:52
This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +5 pts
Q: What does a ticking sound when accelerating mean?
Write your answer...

Related Questions

Clicking or ticking sound when accelerating on your 83 Buick Regal?

Exhaust manifold gasket leaking

What could cause a ticking sound when accelerating in a 1991 Nissan Sentra?

Most likely it's a CV joint.

What does it mean hear the ticking of the clock?

It means that your clock is working. Also the sound is the seconds hand ticking

How do you stop the ticking noise when accelerating?

Take it to a mechanic

What causes a ticking sound in the motor when accelerating up a hill in a Honda Civic 2000?

Your valves need adjustment. Take it to your preferred mechanic.

What would cause a knocking noise when the engine is cold . What does a clicking or ticking sound mean when accelerating or releasing the gas pedal?

a "knocking" noise could be your lifters. and the ticking when accelerating and letting out of the gas is the same thing. check your oil and if it's full then you may need to think about either having them adjusted, or getting new ones. depending on what you have depends on whether or not you wanna sell it

Ticking sound in motor?

The most likely cause of a ticking sound in a motor is a bad timing belt. A valve out of time can also cause a ticking sound.

What is that ticking sound under your dash board?

the ticking is the blinkers

Is it safe to drive when brakes make ticking sound?

Get your brakes tested. I do not know what a ticking sound means.

What does a loud ticking sound in your diesel engine mean?

You have an old car or it's about to be broken.

Why does your 2000 Chevy cavalier z24 have a ticking sound?

If the ticking sounds like a "normal" ticking, it is probably the fuel injectors.

What does it mean if your car made a popping sound then smoke came out and now makes a loud ticking sound?

that probably means its time to get a new car

Ticking sound from dash?

turn your blinker of

I have a 1998 olds cutlass and it's leaking cooling and have a ticking sound?

I have a 1998 olds cutlass and it is leaking cooling and have a bad ticking sound what do you think I should do.

If a Pontiac Sunfire is making a ticking sound is it due to not changing the oil?

Sometimes a ticking sound is a valve lifter. The faster you go the faster the ticking will be. Make sure first it is not something stuck in a tire or something on the fan belt.

Is slight ticking idle normal for Honda civic?

That slight ticking sound is probably the injectors firing which is normal.

Why would a 2001 Buick Century have a ticking sound that is only noticeable when the car is idling?

A ticking or clicking sound is probably lifter noise, the valves need adjusting

What is the Ticking sound upon acceleration and idle in my 2005 Toyota Corolla?

Ticking on acceleration is usually the ignition timing, get it tuned..

Why does my car make a whirring sound when accelerating?

There are a number of reasons why your car may be making a whirring sound when accelerating. You may have a lose part for example.

While accelerating my '82 truck with a 350 in it the engine suddenly became louder with a loud ticking sound I have removed the oil pan valve covers and intake manifold there is no obvious damage?

probably the lifters not getting sufficient oil

Why would a car make a flapping sound when accelerating?

What is a "flapping sound" Birds?

Why does your car make a ticking sound when turn on the engine?

The tinking sound if it is a light sound is probably the fuel injectors working which is normal but I would check the oil level and make sure it is full first it could be lifters ticking or clattering.

Why does your equinox make a ticking soung when you crank it?

If it makes the ticking sound and the engine will not crank, then either your battery is dead or the starter solenoid is shot.

What causes a ticking sound on a Honda CR125?

you need to adjust the valves

What was the sound that Captain Hook feared the most?

The Ticking in the alligators stomach