Being subject to repeated noise on your car tends to be frustrating, a car is so elaborate that it is usually difficult to find its origin and even more so to find the part that produces it. If you have already experienced a clicking noise on your Ford C-max, we will probably be able to support you. Indeed, our editorial staff decided to write this article in order to review the main causes of a clicking noise on Ford C-max. This is why, firstly, we will see what are the causes of this type of noise coming from your engine block, then those of a noise coming from your direction and finally, the sources of clicking noise on Ford C-max coming from your suspensions.clicking-noise-ford-c-max

I notice a clicking noise on Ford C-max on my engine

Examine your high engine

If you notice a clicking noise on Ford C-max, and this noise is located at the top of the engine, it means that it originates from your cylinder head and its accompanying parts. Two elements can be the causes of these ticking noises on Ford C-max. Either the hydraulic pushers , in most cases it is because of their faulty “hydraulic catch-up” system that we will perceive these clicking noises, generally when cold and go away when hot. Otherwise, it is the interplay of your rocker arms or their state of wear that is at issue. In this case, remember to change them.

Examine your low engine

If you have founded the spot of source of the Ford C-max clikcing noises coming from your low engine, it may be that your rods or piston shafts are the causes. In both cases, the risk in the long term is the breakage of the motor. These two repairs are very difficult and most mechanics will suggest you to swap the engine of your Ford C-max.

Combustion problem

Finally, if you have the feeling that this clicking noise on Ford C-max is in connection with the combustion of your engine, there are three possible origins of it. Examine the condition of your glow plugs which, if worn, can hinder the proper combustion of the fuel mixture. Then, it is plausible that your timing belt is shifted and that it does not properly manage the timing of the various engine parts to promote good combustion. And finally, the most classic cause, comes from your injection, which is either blocked or one or more injectors are injured. In this case, do not hesitate to check this article which deals in detail with the different injection sounds on Ford C-max.

I notice a clicking noise on Ford C-max in my direction

Examine the condition of the gimbals

One of the most common causes of a clicking noises in the direction of your Ford C-max is connected to the direction of the car. Indeed, the cardans and their bellows are parts that are constantly stressed during your changes of direction or that you turn your wheels and a wear of one of them can generate a ticking type of sound when you get closer to the stop zone of your steering. A bellows with holes will damage the cardan shaft very quickly and must be replaced in a short time, otherwise the entire cardan shaft will have to be replaced. Consider taking a look at it. If you would like more detailed information about gimbals noises on Ford C-max, do not hesitate to consult this complete guide.

Examine the rest of your direction

Finally, when you experience a clicking noise on your Ford C-max, it is plausible that it is the direction that is involved. Just like the gimbals, the steering part is mobilized when you turn your wheels. If this is the case, the parts that may have been damaged due to normal wear and tear or impact (e. g. sidewalks) are steering rods, stabilizer bar silentblocks or steering triangles.

I notice a clicking noise on Ford C-max coming from my suspensions

Examine the suspension

If you experience a clicking noise on your Ford C-max when you pass a speed bump, it is highly plausible that your suspension block is the reason of the noise. Indeed, it may be the suspension cups, which, when they are outdated, have the rubber (silentbloc) that acts as a buffer and shock absorber for the upper part of the suspension that no longer fulfils its function and during small jolts that compress the suspensions. To check if this is the trouble that worries you, take a dented road and, at low speed, pay attention to the noise originating from your front axle when ever you pass over holes. If these are the cups, consider changing them quickly as this may affect other parts and require more expensive repairs.

Check spring and cylinder

If you detect a clicking noise on your Ford C-max at the suspension level, it is widely plausible that spring wear or shock cylinder deformation may be a explanation. To check the shape of the spring, position the car on a flat surface and measure that the heights from the ground to the bottom of the body are identical on each side (empty car for measurement). You can also check between the front and rear, if there is a gap too large it means that most likely your springs are worn, if you observe a leak go a little further in the article to have the answer to this problem. For the cylinder the verification is visual, make sure that it seems to work in a straight axis. And that there is no angle that would alter its proper functioning. If one of them breaks in both situations, you should think about changing it or them. If you have the feeling that this noise is more like a squeaking noise on Ford C-max than a clicking noise, don’t hesitate to consult this article.