I remove the head covers and nothing seems to be broken in there its making a tapping noise could the oil pump be doing that?
When does it make a tapping noise? When your !) braking and turning wheel B) braking c) engine idling D) starting engine E) turning. I mean it just all depends....
its usually got something to do with radiator, might need some new fluid
Oil Pump Noise In rare cases, a bad oil pump will make noise, normally a loud whining or whirring sound that can be heard when a vehicle is idling.As an oil pump's internal gear mechanism deteriorates and wears, the oil pump will make noise as it begins to fail.
It has developed a clicking engine noise on a cold start.After the car has warmed up, the sound goes away.Using a mechanic's stethoscope to locate the noise would pinpoint the source.Clicking or a sharp tapping from the valve cover on top of the engine would point to a valve train noise.
Your Mazda B2500 overheated you replaced the radiator but the coolant will not enter the block and the engine just heads for the red when you have to shut it off It seems as if it could be air-locked?
It is possible that it is air locked. Try squeezing the upper and lower hoses to release any air and make sure the radiator is full, sometimes jacking up the front helps. It could also be a bad thermostat so replace that if you have not done so already.
Sludge build upCurrent and recent engines are notorious for this.
If Engine oil is present, It would most likely be the rear-main oil-seal leaking! could also be coming from the valve cover(s)
Your car makes a screeching noise when you turn the ignition on and then it stops what could this be?
under the dash? could be seat warning/door buzzer going wacky. under the hood? could be coolant fan running tight. need more info.
What would cause a hesitation in my Dodge Lil' Red Express 360 the hesitation is when 1st starting I was told that it could be the accelerator pump but that checked out OK any ideas what it could be?
Could be,Base timing should be 8 degrees BTDC,A large vacuum leak,Double check the operation of the accelerator pump,Carburetor may need rebuilding,Worn spark plugs,If it hesitates only when cold and goes away once warmed up, it may have a choke problem,
epic fail. HAHA. but seriously if u cant get it with tweezers, try a strong magnet, or u may just have to pull the engine apart or the area that it connects to
I purchased a used car and it starting making noises so I returned it and the dealer told me the was no cooling off period and that I couldn't cancel the contract. Is there a cooling off period?
The law related to the purchase of products and services does not apply to the purchase of an automobile. There is no cooling off period on the purchase of an automobile. This is a myth that will not die. Normally the law applies to unsolicited sales. Like door to door sales and telephone sales t...
I have a 1985 Chevy Van with a 350 motor it's been over heating and boiling over and upon removing the thermostat I found it to be stuck open and I don't understand what it could be now?
My 1985 Chevy motor home had the same problem and after closer look at the alternator belt, which also turns the fan that cools it down, I found that it was loose causing it to not properly cool.
I have a 2003 Pontiac sunfire my headlights stoped working i replaced the bulbs and still nothing what could be making them not work?
Bad switch? Bad relay/ Breaker tripped?
I have 1969 bug that wont keep a charge and it wants to die at the stop light unless you tap the gas what do I do?
(No Charge)First test the battery. If it is OK check the alternator. (Die at stoplight)Start with a good tuneup (plugs, points, rotor, distributor cap). If that doesnt solve it, either replace the carburetor or rebuild the carburetor. It sounds like it is staving for gas at idle which could be a ...
As a guess ... your lifters are "loose", need more oil, Miracle Oil, or just a cleaning.
If after a car starts fine you try to press on the gas but nothing happens in drive and this happens randomly what could it be?
The TPS or throttle position sensor most likely is starting to fail.Its job is to tell the computer that the throttle has been opened,however when they start to get weak they fail to relay this information.
Valve train parts are worn. The camshaft and lifters are probably worn.
Clutch throw out bearing bad.
From the easiest to the hardest oil in oil pan,bad oil gauge, bad oil pump bad cam or crank bearings.
The computer has detected a problem and there is a code available for you to read. That is the purpose of the light.
Can a bad harmonic balancer make an intermittent squealing noise you have replaced all tensioner and idler pulleys but it still makes this noise with the belt removed?
not always usally makes an noise close to a rattle or knocking hence harmonic.use a broom stick or hose to use as a listening device to locate the exact place of your noise could be starter sticking in(ect...)
if your truck was out of oil and you ran it it probably threw a rod. it makes a fast ticking sound and it comes from under the valve cover. that is most likely what happened
that means the battery is not good
If you hear a grinding, clicking, or rumbling noise during a tight turn in the parking lot, it's likely a failing constant-velocity joint on a front-wheel-drive car.Other grinding noises could also be anything from a pebble lodged between the brake pad and the rotor to a failing alternator to bea...
If its a 05 van with a metal fuel tank that may be the problem. The coating on the tank peals off and plugs up everything. Phil
99 3000 gt that died on you while driving There were no warning lights or check engine light the timing belt seems to be ok but you have no spark to your dist of your plugs What could it be?
If you have no spark check with the electrical basics first- battery and alternator.
The clicking sound you hear might be a worn suspension component and not related to the brakes.Sway bar links for example can make clicking sounds when the bushings are worn.If ball joints are worn, the shifting of the spindle can cause a clicking type sound also.A loose strut can also make a sim...
A whistling sound when driving a car, including the 2000 Camry, might mean that the alternator belt is too tight. This can be remedied with a small drop of dish soap on the alternator belt. It might also mean that the air intake hose has a hole in it, or the bolts to the air filter housing are lo...
How do you remove a spark plug that broke off in the car- there's nothing sticking out and we actually broke the tool we used to try to remove it- we can't afford to take it to a shop- what now?
Spark plugs have hex shoulders to use with socket tools. It would be near impossible to break the threaded shaft or hex off the plug.Assuming the porcelain top is what broke, you still need to use a socket to remove the remainder of the plug. If it is cross threaded, go to a parts store and get a...
You have a 99 Nissan maxima and when the car is put in park or drive it shakes and the power doesnt seem to be there when you excelerate we think it might be the egr or knock sensor?
Sounds a little fishy to me. Do you have a check engine light on? If so check for codes. Otherwise, check for dirty throttle body or bad powertrain mount. Oh, park... forget the mount. Dirty throttly body or bad IAC are mos likely. Just possibly as bad spark plug. You aren't using regular gas in ...
Why is oil leaking from the top of my oil dipstick it seems to do it worse when you cut on the heater or defrost in the mornings other than that it doesn't do it very often?
Its a little possible that your headcaskit is blown. The gaskit stops antifreeze from mixing with the oil. Check the oil cap if there is a gel like substance on it(it will be a creamy looking color) then the gaskit is blown. Also check your antifreeze to see if it is a brownish color. Hope this h...
When I put my truck in 1st gear and accellerate theres a squeaking noise that picks up in speed and then goes away. what is that?
It's possibly the U-joints or center drive shaft "carrier" bearing. There are plenty of other possibilities, but that's common and relatively easy to find and repair.
My car doesn't want to start its not turning How can I check to see what the problem is. There is a hose that connects to the engine from the air filter thatis not connected could that be a problem?
That might keep it from running, but won't stop it from turning. Try jumping the starter. If you don't know how, look up directions online... a lot of cars, you can do it with a screwdriver... or else remove it and have it bench tested... Auto Zone will do it at no charge.
Your cabrio steering is screaming when you turn the wheel sometimes and it seems hard to turn at times what could it be?
I had the same thing happen on my Chevy and it was the power steering pump that went bad. Usually under $200 to replace and not to hard to do your self or a mechanic can do it in 1-2 hours.
If you try to start your 87 300zx na and nothing at all happens what could it be Also during a jump the batterygrnd fuse fried Please help?
That description seems suspiciously as though someone connected the jumper cables wrong. If the cables were attached positive to negative, you have possibly burned out quite a few components in the vehicle, included but not limited to, the alternator diode plate, radio components, dashboard indic...
Had to replace radiator and at time they told me that i also have a leak coming from my water pump Is there anyway i can check to make sure that is the problem before you start replacing more parts?
The easiest way to see if your pump is leaking is to fill the rad with coolant start the car and physically watch the pump to see if it leaks.
Why won't your 2002 zx2 come out of park and could it being stuck in park have anything to do with it not having any power even though it has new battery and fuses checked no lights no nothing?
You will need to repair the power issue before it will come out of park. It sounds like you may have popped a fusible link.
When you try to start your truck it makes a clicking noise and the lights get dim the more you try to start it the dimmer they get what could be the problem?
Weak battery or starter motor shorted out internally.
What could be wrong with a 6.5L diesel that smokes when you step on the gas and wont start well in cold weather but recently had the catalytic converter and muffler removed and doesnt burn alot of oil?
It might be dirty injectors. Diesels are sensitive that way. Take it to an injector specialist.
Why do the cars keep changing it seems that if somebody buys a little car everybody buys a little car and the manufactures make more little cars?
The law of supply & demand. The auto manufactures build what we consumers damand. The law of supply & demand. The auto manufactures build what we consumers damand.The law of supply & demand. The auto manufactures build what we consumers damand.
i have seen it where the rim gets stuck on the wheel hub, this happenned on my dads car and to get it off we had to give it a couple whacks with a small hammer, but be careful if you have alloy or chrome rims you can chip or dent them
What you're describing is more commonly a fuel delivery problem or an ignition problem.
You bent your frame when you hit a curb It runs fine and there seems to be no problems Is it okay if you don't fix it?
As long as nothing is rubbing and the engine seems to run fine, you will be ok. Except that your tires are most likely going to wear unevenly now, and fast too. Keep an eye on them so as not to have a blow out.
If the car makes noise when turning at low speeds, look into the power steering system or the suspension.If you hear creaking, popping, or clunking sounds, the possible culprits are broken or worn out suspension joints.On the other hand, a whining sound could be the result of a damaged power stee...
Yes, oil can leak through the switch.
another cars can not be moved with out owners ok.and yes they can get the car from your job.while your shoping, inside paying for gas
You have a 99 Contour that you purchased new and lately the valves are tapping more then before. They told you it is normal for some is there something that you can do to help that?
Slug build up from your motor oil would cause the valve's to "tap" more. I would flush the engine using [http://www.auto-rx.com/index.html Auto_Rx Engine Cleaner]. Then use a Quality Synthetic. Good Luck and Remember. Change Your Mind, Not Your Oil. Use the First In Synthetic Motor Oil's. See My ...
It could be that the back tires brakes are rusted and need new replacements or just need oil.
I had a 94 aeroster van and it did the same thing. It was the gas in the gas tank slamming forward. Happened the most with a half full tank. Ford said this is normal on Aerostar. Maybe this is happening to you too. Just a thought.
What is the switch for just to the top of my gas pedal assembly in my 1978 CJ7 I bought a Painless Wiring Harness and there does not seem to be any wires for it?
Does it resemble this "switch" http://220.127.116.11/search?q=cache:AQhol_TSqocJ:www.cjoffroad.com/forums/topic.asp%3FTOPIC_ID%3D6620+78+cj7+switch+above+gas+pedal&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=ca
What could it be when truck starts to move very slow i get a rear noise. then as it picks up seed it gos away?
it could be your clutch or a torque converter
What could be wrong with your car 1986 Honda civic that when you pushed the gas to fast to go faster the car seem to turn off?
Well this just Happened to me..... My problem was that in side my distrubtior a relay went out and altonator is shot hope this helps you....TAG
Faulty peugeot 206 head lights after replacing a blown head light bulb the head lights do not workbut the side lights and the main beam doesbulbs seem ok.help?
To fix or replace faulty Peugeot 206 headlights, clasp and pull the wiring away from the socket. Use a wrench to remove the black nut found near the wiring.
More info would help such as model and year of vehicle but start with checking the fuses and fuel pump relay.
get in behind it an scrape the paint off with it. if its glued on your not getting it off with out ruining and/or taking some paint off any way
How do you open a car door with a broke latch I have removed the interior panel with the door closed. I can manually move the rods but the latch still seems to be stuck on something. What to do?
I have the same problem. I have had to take the inside off the door, and pull the metal rod back and forth quickly and hard to jerk the door open. Hope this helps
Can a broken seal in the exhaust where it connects to the manifold cause fuel to go in the oil and prevent the car from starting?
No. The exhaust manifold only carries burned exhaust fumes from the engine to the rear of the vehicle. It has nothing to do with the oil or fuel system. It also cannot prevent the engine from starting. However a clogged catalytic converter can cause the engine not to start. Fuel in the oil is cau...
How do you siphon gas from a common passenger vehicle you have bought several gas siphons from hardware stores the hand pump and the push pump and you can never get it to work It always seems like im?
modern cars have a anti-syphon swirl pot spot welded in the tank for 2 reasons 1. fuel secruity 2. prevent fuel from rushing up the filler pipe to prevent leakage on high speed cornering. Also you need to make sure the end of the pipe is lower than the tank so make sure the container you're using...
There are a few possibilities: Low battery, either because the alternator isn't keeping the battery charged or the battery is old and has failed. Corroded battery terminals, usually an indicator that the battery is blowing acid fumes. Batteries usually don't last long after the terminals start to...
You have a 2000 ford expedition sometimes when you put in the key turn it nothing happens not even a clicking sound what could it be?
The starter solenoid near the battery should be checked.
You have no oil draining from your oil pan you do have oil in the filter Is it possible for there to be a blockage you put the filter back on and put oil in but nothing came from the pan or drain plug?
THATS WEIRD I HAVE NEVER HEARD OF THAT A THING TO TRY IS IF YOU CAN GET A HOSE THAT BLOWS AIR AT HIGH PRESSURE AND PUT IT WHERE YOUR DIPSTICK GOES AND BLOW THAT AIR THROUGH THERE WITH THE DRAIN PLUG OUT IT WOULD PUSH ANYTHING THAT COULD POSSIBLY BE CAUGHT IN THERE OUY
When I drive my VY commodore it sounds like there is rubber rubbing on rubber in either the doors or the dash. What could it be and how do i fix it.?
You will have to do some detective work to locate the source of the noise. Then adjust, tighten or lubricate what ever it is.
Holden commodore 5.0l leaking anitfreeze from back of the water pump but closer look found leaking from timimg cover what could that possibly be hopefully not major?
Could be trickling down from thermostat housing or hea gasket could be shot and the timing cover gasket may be blown out enough for coolant to come out but not oil, check the viscosity of the oil and make sure it doesnt have any coolant in it, if it does do the head gaskets, if not check that the...
I have a ticking noise coming from under the hood and it seems to get worse when the car is heating up this happens from the time you turn the car on until I turn it off?
Your valves may need adjustment. As an engine ages the parts develop larger than normal spaces between them through wear, what you hear is the valve lifters tapping because they have too much gap between their surfaces. If the engine is fairly low on mileage more frequent oil changes and the use ...
I have a 93 roadmaster i change the water pump thermostat and the cooling sensor. what else could possibly make the car run hot?
Plugged or dirty radiator? Cooling fan not working? Bad radiator cap? System airbound? Hoses collapsing under pressure?
Weld a larger nut over the broken bolt and let it cool. It will turn out for you.
Hi you have a 99 plate fiat punto that has ran out of petrol and wont start again now there is a light on the dash that looks light a petrol pump nossle what could this be?
It is telling you that you have run out of petrol. Put petrol in the tank and this warning light will go out.
My 98 S10 starts slow I have to give it gas for it to but sometimes it doesn't even start when i turn it on all the electrical works but when i turn the key nothing happens no clicking noise?
Sounds like battery connections and or battery. Clean and tighten all battery connections including where it connects to the starter and engine block.Disconnect the cables and use a wire brush until you can see fresh metal on both the battery and connector then reattach securely.If corrosion is i...
What problem or system could cause a clicking noise coming from the engine of a 1987 Mazda 626 when it's on but the car seems to be running fine?
There are a few things that can cause a clicking.. first is valve tapping which is when the valves become a little loose and the noise you hear is when the gap is taken up and the metal taps, second is that the bearings in your water pump may be starting to fail, and third might just be that your...
If you are talking about engine oil (which is the oil changed when you get an "oil change"), the answer is no. The oil will pick up contaminates, and the additives in it will break down. As this happens, the oil's ability to provide protection and lubrication to the engine will decrease. If not c...
Why do some people repaint their cars and have the make and model insignias removed permanently - Gang-banger types do this Is it done to make it harded to identify a car in a crime?
Not sure about others, but in my case I am rebuilding a vehicle from scratch up to show car standard. The entire body was stripped back, the original badging has been removed, along with certain vents removed and plated over, along with trimwork and all holes were filled before the repaint so tha...
1990 Nissan 240sx the fan is making a noise like it is spinning really fast or somthing and when i turn the car off it makes a sound like a B.O.V kind of... what ould it be?
clutch fan. replace it and it should stop. I had the same problem.
When reverse gear is engaged on automatic gear car there seem to be noise coming from the gearbox what is the problem?
Transmission problems are serious...and if it isn't already, the noise is a warning that it will be very soon. There are any number of things it can be and it must be inspected quickly. (Of course one possibility to hope for...it isn't really the tranny but something like the exhaust rattling aga...
What is it mean when i press on my brake paddle it makes a squeaky noise and goes all the way down to the floor?
In addition to the excellent answer by J.P. the Master Cylinder is more than likely defective.It means it is time to get your brakes fixed, ( Likely past time). You are low on brake fluid- probably a leak in the system. The noise may be worn out disks or brake pads or merely the brake pedal which...
95 prism once engine warms up car start to chug and stalls only happens when the engine warms up and in the afternoon mostly could this be a fuel pump took car to mechanic and they cannot figure it ou?
Have your so called mechanic check your EGR system.Have your so called mechanic check your EGR system. If that's okay, have them check your catalytic converter. These cars are known to stop up if you've got a lot of miles on it.
Incorrect oil for that vehicle,faulty oil pressure sensor,incorrect idle speed,worn main, connecting rod and cam bearings,
If you have a box truck that is cdl rated and you remove the box and make it a flatbed is it still a cdl truck?
This question is a bit asinine, if I can be blunt here. Yes, of course it is. CDL requirements are determined primarily by the weight rating of the vehicle. If it's a tandem truck rated at 54,000 lbs., then that's how its rated, whether it has a box, flatbed, mixer, dump body, etc. If it's a sing...
79 ford 400M can you get cobra jet heads for it and what can you do to it to make it a serious motor without robbing the torq?
The 400M has square dimensions at 4" bore & stroke.Get a dynosim and check it out.LOl, funny thing is ive been toying around with combinations and its real hard to make a revver out of a 400M.Unless the ports are HUGE, youll most Ike ly have a good torque curve.PS. 351 windsor\Cleveland and M...
Starter and/or starter drive gear failure. This could lead to damaging the ring gear which is costly to repair.
A popping / clunking noise when moving in reverse can be caused by many things.Two of the most common causes for those symptoms are worn axles or motor mounts.The axles are the joints that transmit power from the transmission to the wheels.The same can also be caused by worn engine or transmissio...
Why is my car making a screeching noise when i drive it and then it randomly stops when I come to stop?
either your belt(s) or brakesmost likely
How could a head gasket be ruined other than over heating If the car already had leaking coolant for a long time would that have caused it?
gasket wears out in time. leaking coolant is the result of a bad gasket not the cause of it.
The right peddle makes it go faster and the middle one stops it and the wheel-thing turns it round is there anything else I need to know?
if there's a middle pedal you're in a stick shift and you'll need to know how to use the pedal on the left (the clutch) to shift gears
Is it possible that there is a loose cable from the shifter to the transmission making the car unable to tell which gear it is in?
That is certainly a possibility. Shifter linkage can cause problems with transmissions but you cannot know for certain without getting a little closer to the problem.If the transmission shifts out of and back into park and the wheels actually lock then it's PROBABLY not a shift linkage problem. I...
Why does my rear driver-side tire make a rattling noise when going over a bump or rough roads could it be worn out bearings and is that an easy fix?
Assuming something isn't broke it is more likely the strut that is worn out. Bearing would grind all the time. When the strut is worn out and you go over a bump the tire will leave the ground which lets it vibrate and make noise.
My car sometimes makes a crunching noise coming from the front when i start it it may have something to to with the starter im forced to turn it off straight away wen it happns cos its a loud noise?
theres a thing called a PAWL that engages the starter motor to the flywheel ofthe vehicle. when you try to use it the pawl sticks either in orout and makesa crunching noise.. youeitherneed a new starter or a rebuilt one. I personally have cleaned and lubricated starter pawls on many vehicles and ...
On the incline when sudden throttle was given to avoid retreat car gave a loud noise and there was burnt smell is anything wrong now the car seems to be okay pls help?
You overheated the clutch.As long as the clutch doesn't pulsate it's likely fine.
How do you find out the make of a truck.. I can't remember what it was...all I know is that you could take off the back and it was blue..?
There should be a sticker on the inside of the driver or passenger door when you open it. Right where the door latches. sometimes you may have to peel off paint if it was painted
What causes a thumping noise while driving the tire seems to look ok It started this after i hit a pot hole?
you've probably caused your tyre to "wobble," meaning it's not egg shaped, your local tyre shop will be able to tell you in 2 secs if they spin it up
I went through a flood and now I cannot get my car to start I changed the starter What else could it be?
Try checking that your ignition hasn't gotten wet i.e. distributor sparkplug leads etc Just try spraying everything with WD 40 0r a similar oil spray.
First off if you went to the trouble to remove the fuel pump you should have just replaced it with a new one. Hopefully you replaced the fuel filter. If not install a new one. You cannot clean a fuel filter. You need to make sure the fuel pump is actually working. Have someone open the fuel fille...
Your car shakes on the passengers side and it seems to do this over 60 mph could you tell you why your car would do this?
Most common is a lost wheel weight, putting the wheel out of balance, or a damaged tire or bent rim. sometimes it can be other problems, but those are the most common.
When it is cold outside and your car makes a tick-click noise as you accelerate is this something that should be fixed?
well it depends on how long has it been since the nosie started and what damage it may have caused.normally that ticking noise is cause by the lifters not lubricating properly.is also caused by low or contaminated oil.this is not a big problem but it needs to be looked at if it continues, just to...
Common reasons for this to happen: Low Transmission Fluid: The most common reason for any transmission-related problem is low fluid.Worn Clutch: If you have a manual transmission, it's possible that the clutch is worn out.This would make a screeching/grinding noise when attempting to put the car ...
1995 Mazda Protege LX and you can't get the car out of park. It seems to be stuck and you don't know what to do.?
I had the same problem with my 2000 Protege in a grocery store parking lot in a bad neighborhood at 10pm one night. My steering wheel was turned too far to one side, and the car refused to move until I was able to wiggle the wheel out of that position. Now I always make sure that my steering whee...