Loud tapping after 40 mph

Asked by Guru9DN5GT Nov 09, 2020 at 11:36 AM about the 1998 Honda Accord LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I Went To A Drag Event Did One Race And Every Since Then
I've Been Having A Loud Clicking Or Tapping Sound Coming
From The Driver Side But Stops After I Apply Brakes Or
LetGo Of The Throttle And Slow Down

2 Answers


I have a similar situation with my 97 expedition. Just didn't race it....looking it over I found a bad ball joint on the control arm....(don't have the money to replace it yet) might also be a bushing or tie rod....have a look at the suspension system and let us know


It sounds like a spark plug back out and is loose.Start simple and withdraw all plugs. Clean, Check gaps, antisieze threads, reinsert with air hose about 8” long that snuggly grips the spark plug head threading as much by hand as possible, use correct size socket with as needed extension and ratchet to get to thread stop point. Then finish with 98 Accord tighten down procedures or spark plug recommendations.

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