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I am hearing a clicking or ticking noise under the hood on

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I am hearing a clicking or ticking noise under the hood on the right hand side or passangerside of my 2005 dodge stratus. what could that be?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Amedee replied 11 months ago.

Hello and welcome! My name is ***** ***** I can assist you with your question. Keep in mind, I am not in fron of your vehicle so I cannot hear the noise but I will try my best and give you some possible causes.

Expert:  Amedee replied 11 months ago.

Serpentine belt

Pulley (AC ccompressor, power steering pump, Alternator, water pump)

Expert:  Amedee replied 11 months ago.

Purge valve

engine valves (ticking as they open and close)

Expert:  Amedee replied 11 months ago.

I would start by popping the hood and looking around for anything loose.

Expert:  Amedee replied 11 months ago.

You can even remove the serpentine belt and run the engine for a minute or two to see if the noise is no longer there

Expert:  Amedee replied 11 months ago.

If the noise is gone, it is related to the seprentine belt or one of the pullies

Expert:  Amedee replied 11 months ago.

IT could even be the serpentine belt tensioner or idler pulley

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
is this problem serious? can I drive my car to work?
Expert:  Amedee replied 11 months ago.

I hope this helps you locate the noise. Please let me know if you have any further questions!

Expert:  Amedee replied 11 months ago.

HOw long has it been making this noise?

Expert:  Amedee replied 11 months ago.

If the noise is coming from the engine itself.. like the valves or lifters, then yes, this is serious and yes I would get it looked at right away. However, it is is coming from the belt, it is not so serious and you can drive the vehicle. However, I would still get it looked at soon because the serpentine belt might be coming apart and you dont want it to break on you while driving. Same thing with a pulley

Expert:  Amedee replied 11 months ago.

But there are a lot of times where a ticking noise is not a big deal and it is perfectly ok to drive the vehicle.

Expert:  Amedee replied 11 months ago.

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