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Urgent Help need Please

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by smoke3, Dec 28, 2003.

  1. smoke3

    smoke3 Junior Member

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    Oct 23, 2003
    Car: 94ls

    Ok today i didnt have to work so i decided to do the hood release relocation and fuel kill switch.

    However under the hood i noticed that my throttle cable was a bit lose so i tightened it up abit, it now idles at 1100- 1300 rpm so if i start out in first and i let off the clutch really slow it goes, is this good or bad. now my problem is.

    when i turned my car on i was lookin around in the engine bay and i heard 2 noises one was a low almost constant ticking noise coming from some where near the head on the right side near to the timing belts and the other was a kinda shaking like the jingle of keys sound. I cant really pinpoint the sounds cause my motor makes noise when its on so i tried my best to tell explain. I also noticed lately that my car didnt have as much torque in 1st as before. that the butt dyno though( i though that was because of a leaky ehaust and i was using 92 octane gas) but i really hope my car isnt dying cause i dont got money right now buy major parts. Beefore u tell me i am not runnin a lower octance.

    To keep all my problems in one post so i dont multi post. I read in a forum that downshifting to slow ur car down is bad to ur motor this correct
  2. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    Sep 28, 2002
    throttle cable is now too tight
    ticking sound means you need a valve adjustment
    no clue on the jingling sound
  3. jamesA

    jamesA I'm a gun addict now. VIP

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    Aug 10, 2003
    Is the ticking in a constant in rhythm timing? I could always here the injectors on my Escort and even now on my Si...that could be part of it, but if it sounds like it's out of rhythm then I'd go with E's suggestion.

    I couldn't tell you about the jingling...might be a loose cable tie, or some sort of mount in there.
  4. dwn2low

    dwn2low Senior Member

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    Jan 25, 2003
    Little Rock AR
    Ticking most likely valves try a Valvoline engine treatment it should dull it some but won't solve it.

    Jingiling try looking for a lose bolt around your AC this happened on my del sol was jingiling in there because they don't slide out all the way.

    Yes it is bad to down shift alot. I always go to N then break unless it is an emergancy Remember breaks are cheaper then transmissions and clutches.

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