2003 Dodge Caravan Ticking Noise at acceleration

Tiny
THESTROUDFAMILY123
  • MEMBER
  • 2003 DODGE CARAVAN
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 71,000 MILES
Whenever I press on the gas my engine makes a ticking noise. Probably not connected but it started doing it right after I had the transmission rebuilt.
Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Thursday, July 29th, 2010 AT 11:09 PM

16 Replies

Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
  • EXPERT
I think it is related to the work that was done. It sounds like an exhaust leak and they would have removed it. Take it back and have them check it.

Let me know what you find.

Joe
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Friday, July 30th, 2010 AT 12:21 AM
Tiny
THESTROUDFAMILY123
  • MEMBER
I took it back to the shop and they said the exhaust was fine what else could it be
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010 AT 12:23 PM
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
  • EXPERT
Does the noise change with engine speed or vehicle speed?
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 AT 12:02 AM
Tiny
THESTROUDFAMILY123
  • MEMBER
The noise is only there when I press the gas and it goes away when I let off the gas. It does not change in noise level at all
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
+1
Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 AT 11:08 AM
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
  • EXPERT
The only thing I can say without being there, is check to make sure all motor mounts and trans mounts are tight.

I need to explaine something. The reason I first said exhaust is because if there is a slight leak, it will make a ticking noise. Most people don't recognize it as an exhaust leak.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 AT 7:37 PM
Tiny
THESTROUDFAMILY123
  • MEMBER
No problem. I am totally lost. I took it back to the transmission shop twice and they said everything looks good so I don't know what else it could be. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRR :)
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 AT 10:07 PM
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
  • EXPERT
If I was there, I would help you find it. Since it started after they did their work, it has to be related to something they did. You may want to have another tech listen to it and get their opinion. If they can hear it, they may know exactly what it is and know if it is related to the trans replacement. I will note that Chrysler transmissions do make a clicking when first shifted into gear, but it only last a couple seconds.

Let me know what you find. I'm really anxious to know what it is.

Joe
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Thursday, August 5th, 2010 AT 10:09 PM
Tiny
THESTROUDFAMILY123
  • MEMBER
I will let you know what I find. If not you can always come and find out what it is HE HE
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Thursday, August 5th, 2010 AT 10:27 PM
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
  • EXPERT
I wish I could.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Friday, August 6th, 2010 AT 12:58 AM
Tiny
THESTROUDFAMILY123
  • MEMBER
I am gonna go to a shop tomorrow and have someone look at it and I will let you know what they say
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Friday, August 6th, 2010 AT 2:24 AM
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
  • EXPERT
Let me know what you find. And, if you live near Pittsburgh, let me know. I'll try to help.

Joe
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Friday, August 6th, 2010 AT 11:15 PM
Tiny
THESTROUDFAMILY123
  • MEMBER
I live in Idaho quite a ways to go HE HE
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Saturday, August 7th, 2010 AT 12:39 AM
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
  • EXPERT
Yes, that would be quite a trip. Regardless, let me know what you find or if you have other questions.

PS: Isn't Idaho where they have all the tornados?
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Saturday, August 7th, 2010 AT 1:25 AM
Tiny
THESTROUDFAMILY123
  • MEMBER
No tornados we are known for potatoes Northwest
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Saturday, August 7th, 2010 AT 2:10 AM
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
  • EXPERT
I just ate a bag of chips. Thanks. (LOL). I bet it's beautiful there.

Let me know what you find with the vehicle.

Joe
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Saturday, August 7th, 2010 AT 10:53 PM
Tiny
THESTROUDFAMILY123
  • MEMBER
Ha Ha It is beautiful here we are at the only confluence in Idaho right next to Washington we have hills all around us
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Sunday, August 8th, 2010 AT 11:20 PM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Recommended Guides