Engine clucking sound

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  1. Species5618w

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    The engine on my 2012 Prius C developed a weird clucking sound, as if there is something lose (like da, da, da...) I can really only hear it at low speed, but as I accelerate, it gets faster. The car was in a minor fender bender a few years back with the front bumper slightly warped. Not sure whether it developed after that. The gas mileage is still great, well over 50MPG in the summer, which is pretty crazy after 8 years. Any ideas?
     
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    Oops, wrong forum. How do I delete the thread?
     
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    check wheel and axel bearings
     
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    But it only happens with the engine on. When the engine is off and on battery, no sound.
     
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    Exhaust leak, somewhere ahead of the last "muffler".

    And just for grins, check for oil in the coolant and water in the oil.
     
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    chicken stuck under the hood...
     
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    Well yes BUT......he does have a C.
    I don't see that it is "wrong" at all.
     
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