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Old 01-24-2010, 01:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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e36 ticking sound coming from speedo cluster

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does anyone why I get ticking sound coming from speedo-cluster area, its can only be heard when accelerating.

could it be poor vacum , IE leak in exhaust system etc,

please advise help needed

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Are your wires/plugs/coil in good shape ... sounds like it could potentially be sparking somewhere where it isn't supposed to be.

Start it up when it's dark out and give it a few revs and see if you're shooting sparks somewhere under the hood.
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Are your wires/plugs/coil in good shape ... sounds like it could potentially be sparking somewhere where it isn't supposed to be.

Start it up when it's dark out and give it a few revs and see if you're shooting sparks somewhere under the hood.
Ok I will check for sparks...thank you
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I been checking the car to sort that ticking sound , and I have been advised it could be a leak in the exhaust system , which to me seems highly likey....I really want to replace the manifold

wish me luck folks
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