440 clicking sound??

Discussion in 'Volvo 440' started by Toyota Lass, Jul 21, 2003.

  1. Toyota Lass

    Toyota Lass Guest

    Gotta 1989 G reg 440 with 1.7 manual petrol engine. The old lady starts fine
    and runs well. When starting a journey there is often a clicking sound
    coming from the engine bay. It is a rapidly repeated and irregular clicking
    sound, rather metallic. It isn't always there at the start of a journey and
    lasts only a minute or so. It happens when the car is moving, still or in
    neutral.

    Methinks that it sound like a relay but seems to be coming from the middle
    of the engine bay rather than the right hand side where the relays and fuses
    are. The indicators and wipers work o.k.

    Any ideas will be appreciated. I have tried running the engine and leaping
    out of the car and opening the bonnet to locate the source of the clicking
    but fid it difficult to identify where it is coming from. Could it be a
    death watch Beetle sending a Morse code message to the scrapyard????
     
    Toyota Lass, Jul 21, 2003
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