Q: Noise on motor

asked by on

A part of something got into the carburetor and got into the head and now it is making noise

My car has 163737 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

Hi, thanks for writing in. If the engine sucked in something that cannot pass the intake valve, then you can remove the intake to see if you can get out the metal from the valve with mechanical reach tool or a magnet if it can attract it. If piece made it into one of the cylinders then try and remove the spark plugs to see if you can see into the cylinder and get out the metal. If you look at the spark plugs you will see damage from metal jumping around in the cylinder. If you cannot get it out then you will need to remove the cylinder head. If you would like help, consider having an expert automotive technician from YourMechanic come to your home or office to inspect and diagnose this noise issue for you, and make or suggest any repairs as needed.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Noise on motor

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: All my gauges died

With a vehicle of this age, wire issues are not uncommon. The most likely cause of the gauges going dead is a wiring issue, either a short or broken wire, or a blown fuse. A qualified technician, such as one...

Q: Rear end noise, weak acceleration

Hello. A better description of what it sounds like would help me to determine what you need. If you are getting a grinding, growling, or popping noise, then it is more than likely a failing rear differential. These commonly fail...

Q: Tail lights not working.I checked fuse diagram and i dont see it

The fuse is F22 and it is a 15A fuse. It is located in the underhood fuse box (Ford calls this a Smart Junction Box). If the fuse is not blown, or blows again, some further electrical troubleshooting will be...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...