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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-21-2009, 12:40 AM Thread Starter
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My Car Sounds Like a Diesel. :(

I have changed my spark plugs, and air filter.

So I am guessing with 117,000 kilometers on my car, the timing chain is worn and rubbing on something?
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where is the noise coming from? Could be the supercharger couple or the infamous timing chain rattle.
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where is the noise coming from? Could be the supercharger couple or the infamous timing chain rattle.

his car is n/a....i believe it's a 2.2.

To the OP, you have posted a bunch of threads with issues with your car, maybe it's time to just take it to a mechanic and have it looked at thoroughly, just a suggestion.




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+1. You need to get it checked out. One good trick if you are tight on funds is to have the problems diagnosed then fix it yourself.

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um what do you mean it sounds like a deisel. If I was your mechanic and you came to me with that information I would see $$$$$$$$ and a car that was running low on headlight fluid.

After checking your posts, your problem is deffinately your headlight fluid.

Seriously though, it sounds like you have no exp. working on cars. If you want to start working on your own car let me recommend 3 things.

A) Find a buddy you can learn from and let him take the lead and teach you cause lets face it, if you do the wrong thing you can start looking for a new car (or pay the cost of a new car to fix the one you broke...

B) buy manuals, Haynes, Chiltons, Etc.

C) Community colleges that have mechanics programs......

It's one thing to ask a detailed questions and have knowledge on how to work on other cars and the general idea of how a car works (fuel + Oxygen + spark = boom), and have to ask questions about this specific car.

It's another thing to ask questions that show you know nothing about cars in general and then try to fix things yourself while giving little to know detailed information and having no hands on exp to know the right information to give.

Most of us are car lovers who have been around cars, worked on other cars, studied cars, etc. None of us just walked outside and said "You know what, I'm a mechanic today" and started wrenching without some help.....

But to get help you have to know how to give the right details.

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um what do you mean it sounds like a deisel. If I was your mechanic and you came to me with that information I would see $$$$$$$$ and a car that was running low on headlight fluid.

After checking your posts, your problem is deffinately your headlight fluid.

Seriously though, it sounds like you have no exp. working on cars. If you want to start working on your own car let me recommend 3 things.

A) Find a buddy you can learn from and let him take the lead and teach you cause lets face it, if you do the wrong thing you can start looking for a new car (or pay the cost of a new car to fix the one you broke...

B) buy manuals, Haynes, Chiltons, Etc.

C) Community colleges that have mechanics programs......

It's one thing to ask a detailed questions and have knowledge on how to work on other cars and the general idea of how a car works (fuel + Oxygen + spark = boom), and have to ask questions about this specific car.

It's another thing to ask questions that show you know nothing about cars in general and then try to fix things yourself while giving little to know detailed information and having no hands on exp to know the right information to give.

Most of us are car lovers who have been around cars, worked on other cars, studied cars, etc. None of us just walked outside and said "You know what, I'm a mechanic today" and started wrenching without some help.....

But to get help you have to know how to give the right details.
you have no idea who i am. from what you said you better be a mechanioc because i probably know alot more about cars then you do. i have worked on my cars since i could drive, i have gone through a mechanics course at my high schoolk for, four years also. who do you0think your kidding with the head light fluid? i have helped change headgaskets and many other problems with cars. this is a support forum and when someone asks a question you shouldnlt be nagging on them and questioning thee mechanical knowledge or ability. i have researched the problem i asked above before asking here, i was just looking for a second opinion. So get over yourself.
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Not trying to pick a fight but if you have that background how can you ask a us a question like "My car sounds like a deisel" without giving us any real details.

Ok you changed the spark plugs, what else. Is it idleing rough, are there any codes, does it diesel (continue to run) after it is shut off, etc.

Trying going into your doctors office and telling him your finger hurts and not give him any details other than that and see how much help he is.
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