WHAT COULD THE CLICKING NOISE BE ? SEE DETAILS THANK YOU

1999 Honda Civic

Tiny

fixer2

July, 14, 2012 AT 9:45 PM

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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8 Answers

Tiny

ASEMaster6371

July, 14, 2012 AT 9:58 PM

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

Roy

Tiny

fixer2

July, 15, 2012 AT 1:07 PM

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

Tiny

ASEMaster6371

July, 15, 2012 AT 1:39 PM

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?
Roy

Tiny

fixer2

July, 15, 2012 AT 6:12 PM

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.

Tiny

ASEMaster6371

July, 15, 2012 AT 6:15 PM

How long has it been since you replaced the plugs, wires, cap and rotor?

Roy

Tiny

fixer2

July, 15, 2012 AT 6:41 PM

Complete tuneup was done in May. The problem just developed after I changed the timing belt.

Tiny

ASEMaster6371

July, 15, 2012 AT 8:11 PM

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.

Roy

Tiny

fixer2

July, 16, 2012 AT 6:53 PM

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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