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Clicking/Tapping noise after rain.

My truck has started making a clicking/tapping noise when accelerating after the rains over the weekend. Not sure what it is but I think my cats? Sounds like water in my cats or something? Not sure but when I accelerating it gets louder and even when idle I can hear it. The only time I can't hear it is when I'm coasting at like 30mph with no acceleration. Once I hit the gas again the noise starts up.

Anything it could be besides cats? I don't wanna replace those things, they are so expensive :(
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Rob, take a look under your hood at night, while you rev the engine.

Look for any arcing from the plug wires and coilpack.
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Rob, take a look under your hood at night, while you rev the engine.

Look for any arcing from the plug wires and coilpack.
Good call!!

I came across this in the g/f's old 85 Firebird. It started to click really loud over a period of time and the engine would shutter under hard acceleration. I popped the hood on the side of the road one night and seen a bunch of blue arcs jumping from the plug wires to the block. Needless to say, after replacing the wires, the car ran like a champ again.
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Rob, take a look under your hood at night, while you rev the engine.

Look for any arcing from the plug wires and coilpack.
Hi Earl, I will definitely check that tonight but it really sounds like it's comming from the front under the engine where the cats are I'm guessin. Night falls when I get off of work so I'll check it asap and post back. Thanks bro.

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Good call!!

I came across this in the g/f's old 85 Firebird. It started to click really loud over a period of time and the engine would shutter under hard acceleration. I popped the hood on the side of the road one night and seen a bunch of blue arcs jumping from the plug wires to the block. Needless to say, after replacing the wires, the car ran like a champ again.
Will do! Plugs and wires were changed less then 6 months ago, but still on the same coilpack.
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Welp, I checked for arcing this evening while my friend held the gas pedal. Couldn't find anything. I don't really notice a difference in power either, just a loud obnoxious sound comming from under the engine.

Any other feedback?
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Is it only there after is rains? Since you can't find any issues with the wires and such, maybe it's your valves or lifters clicking? You check you oil level recently?
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Could be a lifter for sure, but i just had the whole engine rebuilt. So I don't want to think it's those :( I've checked my oil recently ya, but I'll check it again.
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Exhaust Manifold Gasket was the culprit.
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