What could the clicking noise be? See details thank you

Tiny
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  • 1999 HONDA CIVIC
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I replaced the timing belt in a 1999 honda civic ex sohv a clicking sound seems to be coming from the distributor what could this be very puzzeled? The car did start and drove ok
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Saturday, July 14th, 2012 AT 9:45 PM

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Tiny
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Remove the distributor cap and see if anything is loose or broken.

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Saturday, July 14th, 2012 AT 9:58 PM
Tiny
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The clickimg wasnt there until I changed the timing belt. I checked the noise with a stethoscope and it seems to be more prominent where the distributor enters the side of the engine. Thanks
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Sunday, July 15th, 2012 AT 1:07 PM
Tiny
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Did you have the distributor out? You should not have to remove it for this service. Did you take off the cap as I suggested?
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Sunday, July 15th, 2012 AT 1:39 PM
Tiny
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No, I didn't remove the distributor. I also checked as you suggested and found nothing loose. Took the vehicle for a long ride and when accelerating the engine bucks.
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Sunday, July 15th, 2012 AT 6:12 PM
Tiny
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How long has it been since you replaced the plugs, wires, cap and rotor?

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Sunday, July 15th, 2012 AT 6:15 PM
Tiny
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Complete tuneup was done in May. The problem just developed after I changed the timing belt.
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Sunday, July 15th, 2012 AT 6:41 PM
Tiny
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I know, you mentioned it but if it is coming from the distributor side, thats where I am trying to concentrate.

Anyway, I would remove the top cover again and see if there is anything loose or floating around.

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Sunday, July 15th, 2012 AT 8:11 PM
Tiny
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I ended going back into the timing belt. I didnt tighten the belt properly with the belt tensioner. It was real loose corrected issue all aok. Thank you so much with your time.
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Monday, July 16th, 2012 AT 6:53 PM

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