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Old June 28th, 2011, 12:23 PM
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tick tick tick - coming from the behind the gauge pod

I get a very rapid, intermittent, and only slightly audible (over the sweet hum of a 200TDI) eletricky-sounding "ticktickticktick" when the engine is on, vehicle is in gear, and the accelerator is depressed. This does not happen while idling. It's definitely coming from the behind the gauges. I feel like it has to be something with the speedo cable given when it makes the sound versus when it does not. Can't see why anything else back there would sound off only when I'm accelerating.

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Old June 28th, 2011, 12:31 PM
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Not very familiar with the 200tdi, but it doesn't sound like an exhaust leak, dear brother?
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Old June 28th, 2011, 02:28 PM
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My speedo clicked before it kicked. easy'ish fix though.
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Old June 28th, 2011, 03:34 PM
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no me brother, does not sound like an exhaust leak. seanh, when you say easy fix, presumably meaning replacing the speedo itself with a VDO or OEM, yes? that is an easy fix, perhaps the test would be to simply unplug the filthy old bastard and see if the tickticktick stops a ticking before i spend up for a new VDO.
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Old June 28th, 2011, 03:54 PM
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If it is coming from behind the binnacle, which it sounds like you're sure of, that's the only thing I can think of that would be affected by acceleration or speed in anyway. A relay clicking wouldn't happen only on acceleration I wouldn't think.

edit: referencing speedo
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Old June 28th, 2011, 06:16 PM
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I agree with the speedo diagnosis--I had the same experience as Seanh. In my case, the needle would bounce around a bit in addition to the clicking before biting the dust completely.
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Old June 28th, 2011, 06:41 PM
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google wibbly wobbly speedo
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Old June 28th, 2011, 08:09 PM
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Mine did the same thing. It is the spedo cable or gear in the spedo. Take the connector off the rear of the spedo, spray d40 or lithium grease into the cable. This should determine if it is the cable. It might stop the noise for a while but it will most likely come back. If you fit a new cable your done.
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Old June 28th, 2011, 09:51 PM
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Excellent - thanks for confirmation of problem area and the trouble-shooting idea -
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Old July 14th, 2011, 03:40 PM
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tickticktick - lithium grease did the trick. many thanks
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Replace the upper cable...the grease is only a band-aid.
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