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Old 12-15-2010, 05:02 PM
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my car is making a weird noise

My car is making kinda a grinding or scratchy noise, I first I thought my tranny was the problem but now I don't think its that, it will do it when it starts and when I'm driving everyonce and awhile, my car has somewhere around 99xxx miles, if anyone can help I will appritiate it.
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Old 12-15-2010, 05:45 PM
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Re: my car is making a weird noise

When does it make the sound? Where is the sound coming from? Can you force the car to replicate that sound?
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Re: my car is making a weird noise

It's comming from somewhere in the engine bay and it'll happen each time my car starts, and when I start going, it'll happen when I'm driving but its hard to hear cause my exhaust is to loud
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Re: my car is making a weird noise

Does it make the sound while idling, or when you rev it in neutral?
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Old 12-15-2010, 07:13 PM
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Re: my car is making a weird noise

Idling no reving yes
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Re: my car is making a weird noise

Open the hood and open the throttle a few times. Look for anything vibrating or moving. It'll help you pinpoint the origin of the sound
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Re: my car is making a weird noise

kinda sounds like you exhaust is rubbing somewhere. but do what ^this guy^ said. pop the hood and rev it to pinpoint the sound.
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Re: my car is making a weird noise

Try to notice if it's at a certain RPM. In my car, my fuzz buster rattles at 2400RPM, my exhaust heat shields rattle at about 3200, and the plastic covering the motor to my moonroof vibrates everywhere between idle and 2K RPM. If you're hearing a heat shield, grab a long screwdriver and put some pressure on the different shields with it while you're revving (if you can get to them without burning yourself). That will help you figure out which one to secure down.
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Re: my car is making a weird noise

My whole car resonates at about 2600-3200 RPM because I didn't notch the front support enough when I installed my Hytech replica LOL.
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Re: my car is making a weird noise

i found out what the problem is, its my ignition system. i have a msd ignition control moduel and msd coil with the distributer and spark plug wires stock, so the voltage that was going out form my msd sytem just eventually wore out my distributer and two of my wires. i guess i should have upgraded the whole ignition system when i put the msd system in my car. Just goes to show you when you do something do it the right way.
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Re: my car is making a weird noise

WTF?

Eh. Stranger things have happened...
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