Clicking noise

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I have a Citroen c3 54 plate sx automatic the car is lovely to drive but recently has developed a clicking sound only in park nothing else there are no snowflake signs on dash and it makes no noise in reverse, neutral or drive does anyone know what this clicking might be thanks
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Baberuth28 wrote: Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:01 pm I have a Citroen c3 54 plate sx automatic the car is lovely to drive but recently has developed a clicking sound only in park nothing else there are no snowflake signs on dash and it makes no noise in reverse, neutral or drive does anyone know what this clicking might be thanks
Hi Baberuth28

Seeing as it only happens in park, it would be quite easy to get closer to the source of the sound to narrow-down the possible cause.

Is it a constant clicking all the time in park or only once when you have selected park?

Can you record it on your phone and put it on youtube so we can also hear it?
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Sure will upload in next couple of days thanks
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I have uploaded video please watch and tell me what you think it could be thanks
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Here is video to find on YouTube

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Baberuth28 wrote: Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:31 pm VID 20190216 151430
Here is video to find on YouTube

Thank you for the video (well the sounds on the video) they really help.

I can hear a solenoid chattering, that is the click, click I can hear on the video.

There is a solenoid that engages when park is selected to stop you deselecting park without pressing the brake pedal.

Seeing as it only happens in park, this could well be it.

I don't think you can fix this yourself. You need to diagnose if the switch is faulty, the solenoid is faulty or there is a faulty connection somewhere. The part will invariably be cheap, but the time it takes to track down the reason for the fault is not going to be particularly cheap because that will take time.

There is one more thing to look at, and that will need a second person to look at the brake lights as you press and release the brake pedal on/off/on/off a good few times. Just check they work properly. I haven't looked to see if the same switch for the light is used for the park inhibit solenoid, but it may be just as quick for you to test as it would be for me to find the right diagram.

Oh and if it gets worse (they never get better by themselves) you may find you can't take it out of park one day.
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