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The engine is either knocking or making lots of clicking

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The engine is either knocking or making lots of clicking sounds under acceleration. The power seems fine, but the noises bother me. It's a Mazda b2300 and wasn't run for over a year before I had Sears go over the fuel treatments and cooling system and replace the plugs and wires.
JA: Has the car been overheating? Have you noticed any leaks?
Customer: No leaks noticed, but the car overheats in 5th gear as soon as you strain it on a hill - immediately!
It will drop back into normal cooling temp as soon as it is stopped and will resume driving fine in up to 4th gear after that.
JA: What year is your B2300?
Customer: 2002
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I'll be happy to get helf with it, but right now I
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: 'I put a new fan cluch on it today, and I just want to have it get me back to Santa Barbara Co. tomorrow
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Mechanic about your situation and then connect you two.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 1 year ago.

Hi, My name is ***** ***** for the delay.

I will do my best to assist you.

is the knocking sound at the lower end of the engine or the upper at the valve cover?