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Old 11-15-2008, 12:55 AM
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help please

i have a loud knocking noise in my engine.......idk what it is....a few people said it might be my rods.........anything else it can be.....
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Re: help please

a loud knocking noise??? Most often thats a rod/bearing problem. Which means bottom end. Which more or less means engine replacement.

What other facts can you give us??

Is the car still drivable?? How loud is the knocking?????
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Re: help please

^ its most likely what he said. if its not, a piston could have cracked. take a video of it and post it up for us to hear
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Re: help please

Either way its a bottom end problem. I hope your ready to rebuild or replace

What motor is in there?

and a video would be best really. But If its a legit knocking noise (and you can feel the knocking throughout the car) then I'm going to put my money on a bearing/rod knock
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Re: help please

its hard to make a video.......my car dont start......i need a jump to start it it hasnt moved n a while like i start it every once in a while but hasnt moved since half way thru summer it never had the prob till after i changed the oil
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You wouldn't have happened to notice any metal shavings in the oil? Or at the bottom of the oil pan?
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Re: help please

no not tht i could see....omg i am so scared
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Re: help please

Well if your car hasnt moved since summer, then why are you getting scared now???

If you have an h23 or h22 it'd be worth rebuilding the motor, if that is the case. Dont scrap or part out your lude, you'll be really sorry in the end.
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let me emphasize the do not scrap it. DO NOT scrap your 4ws prelude plz n thnks

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Re: help please

WAIT YOU GOT A 4WS?!??!?!??!

DONT SCRAP THAT MOFUGGER!!@!!!!!!!

Sell it to me!!!!
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Re: help please

im not gonna scrap it or part it or sell it any of tat just if there is something wrong we dont have the money for a new engine or to rebuild right now.....and i started it up today to put it in my garage and my dad drove it up and down the street and it didnt make the noise when we started it or at all this time......the only thing tht sound a lil of is the front end my dad said it sounds like tht just needs gresed but do u know of anything tht will only make thie noise when its not started up for a while?
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hmm, well if it didnt make the noise this time then its not the engine, which i would think would make the noise all the time if it was broken. maybe something is just loose somewhere
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hmm, well if it didnt make the noise this time then its not the engine, which i would think would make the noise all the time if it was broken. maybe something is just loose somewhere
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or maybe it took a minute for your oil to circulate through the motor and you just heard the dry valves smacking in the head and got scared. Though that would've stopped after a minute.

Like hojemwod said, it may be something loose. Drive it around, if it starts to do it again, listen really carefully and find out where exactly the sound is coming from (head, block, elsewhere in the engine bay, in the wheel wells ... etc etc)
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Re: help please

hopefully its just the oil cause i have other stuff on tht car i need to worry about but how much would it cost anyways to rebuild the h23 just in case
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Re: help please

May be there is some bad ignition problem. DONT NOT SELL YOUR LUDE OR PART IT. JUST SAVE UP AND DO A SWAP!!!! I almost did it, and boy am i glad i didnt. I waited, and i now i have a beautiful H22 sitting im my garage just waiting to hit the road.

I WILL BE DOING A DETAILED RIGHT UP ON THE 96 H22 SWAP! (I have already learned some really neat tricks, and some places to get cheap GENUINE honda parts.) COMING SOON TO A DIY NEAR YOU!!
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hopefully its just the oil cause i have other stuff on tht car i need to worry about but how much would it cost anyways to rebuild the h23 just in case
what else is wrong with the car?

the cost depends on what has to be replaced, and if you do it yourself or if you have a shop do it

yourself = cheap
shop = not cheap
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Re: help please

a hole got shot in the headlight tires are flat basicaly not usable wont hold air sounds like i have a ball joint problem wheel well is breaking and rubbing tires alot of lil **** tht needs fixed to pass inspection and its gonna end up costing good money
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it will be worth it when you are done. just take it slow and do what you can when you can.

You can do the ball joints yourself for about 60 bucks.

Here is a how to: http://www.nb-performance.com/diylowerballjoint.html

I'd recommend getting ball joints from this seller. They are the same brand that advanced auto has which is Moog, but they are 1/3 of the price.
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and if you are doing upper ball joints its easier and cheaper

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how hard are the ball joints
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i wouldnt say they are hard, just time consuming and the retaining clips are a pain in the ass

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Re: help please

cna sumone post a thread on how to them plz
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the noise could be your ac compressor also, just throwing it out there. i use to think it was my bottom end..but it ended up being a belt on a ac compressor or something in the ac compressor..then it just vanished the sound.
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