1997 honda civic. When running anything over half throttle I can hear a faint uneven ticking sound from under the hood. Revving the engine in neutral I can hear nothing even up to the redline. It seems only to be when the engine is under load. It's only when driving the car with more than half throttle. Car seems to run fine. Could it be an injector? Bad fuel? Ignition?
I don't think an injector would be loud enough to hear. You said the CV joints are good. Check to make sure there are no bad motor mounts that could cause the engine to shift and place joints on a slight bind causing the noise.
Let me know what you find.
September, 10, 2011 AT 8:20 AM
Strange i'm having trouble replicating problem, but it was on the interstate where it occoured. Could engine ping sound like a clicking sound?