Another Click/tick Issue
Okay, So I finally decided to make an account here after hours of researching.
Problem: Misfire on all four cylinder according to the check engine (thinking its the lighten flywheel). Now it makes a tick or clicking sound from the cylinder 3 unless I give it no spark or fuel. The car seems to be running fine. Just an annoying tick/click, when I actually test to see if there's a misfire by unplugging the coil pack connectors on cylinder 3. The engine seems to be stable just like the same......but when i take it around the corner you could totally tell its running on 3 cylinder. Done a compression test and it's good. Check spark plugs (new ones, one step colder plugs) regapped and all and it's good. Check coil packs and it's good, Check injectors and it's good. the noise happens right when i start the car up...it also progressive with the acceleration of the car.
Can it be the valvetrain or springs?
Before this occured: I was boosting 23psi on my 18g and my fmic pipe came out and the car died so i stopped at a parking lot to tighten it down more. while trying to start that car it wouldn't start right away after fixing the pipe so I kept trying to turn it on and it came on. The next morning I drove it to work and it started to make a ticking noise. It has gotten louder and louder ever since. Its so loud it sounds like an exhaust leak but theres no exhuast leak at all.
Last edited by cnlor; 05-23-2010 at 06:15 PM.
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