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My 20003 galant makes a ticking only when you press the

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my 20003 galant makes a ticking only when you press the gas pedel
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Mitsubishi
Expert:  Doug replied 2 years ago.
Can you elaborate on the ticking? Is it engine speed related for example? Under hood?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
no it sounds loud you can rev it in park no noise when you throtel up in gear it sounds like its on the right side near the engine
Expert:  Doug replied 2 years ago.
Do you have a stethoscope (or long screw driver you can hold to your ear instead)? If so I would like to try listening on the valve cover and listening on the plastic timing cover to see if you can tell if the noise is coming more from one location than the other.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
give me an hour
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
wait it only makes the noise when its running in gear not when you dont push the gas there is no way i can listen
Expert:  Doug replied 2 years ago.
You would need a helper to sit in the seat while you listen, OR you could block the wheels and set the parking brake, then use your hand on the throttle linkage to rev it. Just make sure if you do the latter that your parking brake is effective and the wheels are blocked well of course.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
i can rev it to 5 grand in park no noise runs good could it be the speedomter cable
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
when u let off the gas in gear it quits ticking
Expert:  Doug replied 2 years ago.
No, this car does not have a speedometer cable.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Could the sound be commibg from the transmisson it dosent seem like a valve lifter or tming gear cause it runs so good in park no misses ni noise to red line thanks mac
Expert:  Doug replied 2 years ago.
Hi Mac,
It is certainly possible, though nothing really common comes to mind.
Do you hear it when in gear and revving with your foot on the brake too, or only when you are moving forward too?
Is the tick 100% rhythmic or does it cut in and out or lose pace etc?