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Wheel ticking while accelerating i hear a ticking noise as the tires rotate. it sounds like there is a rock stuck in between the thread. i checked all 4 tires, and there is no rocks.

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  • swheelsjr Sep 30, 2008

    it also happens when the tires are just rolling, without accelerating

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    at first I thought it was tape or something stuck to tire or rock but I looked and it wasn't. kept running once I got out and sounded like a crackling noise near muffler but it's loud enough to hear while driving.

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    Ticking engine on start

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A couple things it could be.

1 : An axle joint clicking away (which would probably be under warranty anyways)
2 : A bearing can click like this when first starting to let go (some bearings don't last 5,000 miles when new due to flaws)
3 : Imperfection on the tire, causing a ticking like sound when a certain spot is hitting pavement.
4 : It could even be as simple as a brake bad vibrating which I've seen a few times!

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