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Layd Customs
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i started my car today and heard it rattling in the engine bay...after awhile at idle it stopped...but as soon as i pushed the throttle back down it started rattling. When i drove it down the driveway it had very little power at all..


anybody got any ideas???


btw...5fse 3rd gen
 

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^Is it smoking?
 

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InTeReX said:
i started my car today and heard it rattling in the engine bay...after awhile at idle it stopped...but as soon as i pushed the throttle back down it started rattling. When i drove it down the driveway it had very little power at all..


anybody got any ideas???


btw...5fse 3rd gen
mine does it too v6 gen 3...my mechanic said to use premium gas...
 

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Gridlyne said:
^Is it smoking?
no smoking....just rattling noise when i press down the throttle
 

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and another thing...My dad had borrowed my car for about 2 months when he was down in florida on business. He claims he changed the oil, but i just got finished changing it and it was dirty as hell....GAH!....

do you think this could have anything to do with it?
 

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Is the rattling coming from the top or bottom of the engine?

For your sake I hope its not the bottom, otherwise your looking at spun bearings.

If its from the top it could be a sticky lifter, worn valve shim, etc..

Does the rattling get louder the more you push on the gas?
 

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i had the same problem. my was a bearing. whatever you do don't drive on it. it cost me a new engine
 

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it doesn't get louder, it just gets faster as the rpms increase.
and it sounds to be coming from the top.


???
 

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Layd Customs
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things that lead to spun bearings are such as....???
 
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Maybe you just got a misfire, since you said you lost power. Check wires, plugs, etc.
 

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Re: Re: Engine Raattling...low power

ive got a similar problem......whether or not it is the same as yours...i dont know :eek:
my sounds more like if you put a tiny little rock in a empty coke can and shake it around really fast :p:, thats the noise i hear :lol:......but i only hear it at about 2000rpm :disappoin


stock93cam said:
mine does it too v6 gen 3...my mechanic said to use premium gas...
yeah i tried doing that too :p:, the noise is quieter using Premium :lol:....but not gone :(

anyway good luck with fixing your problem InTeReX :)
 

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InTeReX said:
it doesn't get louder, it just gets faster as the rpms increase.

and it sounds to be coming from the top.
If you have a engine stethoscope you can pinpoint where the noise is coming from. Or just take off the vavle cover and have alook.

A sticky lifter or worn shim usually makes a ticking sound. Most ppl think its valve tick, but its not.

Spun bearings make a clunking sound.

things that lead to spun bearings are such as....???
Low oil level, going to long on oil changes, or the engine reving at high rpms for long periods of time.
 

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i'm leaning towards spun bearings, if my dad is just lying to me and didn't change the oil while he was in florida.

cost of repair of spun bearings? estimated?



not really sure though...cause its not a clunking sound...its more of the rock in can be shaken kinda sound.....i'll take off the valve cover and have a looksy and check all my wires and whatnot...

thanks guys
 

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InTeReX said:
i'm leaning towards spun bearings, if my dad is just lying to me and didn't change the oil while he was in florida.

cost of repair of spun bearings? estimated?
No idea on the cost of repairs (I'm the mechanic when it comes to my car), but it varies though depending on how bad it is.

If only a bearing is messed up, you can just replace the bearing.

If a rod or the crank is messed up, then you looking at a lot more money.

You can unbolt the oilpan and remove the rod / main caps and check out the bearings.


Crank and main caps on my 3S-FE:



Pistons and rods have been removed.

5S-FE has a balance shaft assembly which you'll need to unbolt to get to the rod / main caps.
 

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.tony. .riot. said:
This is pretty much the sound I get. It's like slapping a stick across a fence.
we need some sound clips so we can see if we all have the same sound
 

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Well if you have a timing chain that is loose than there will be a clicking sound from the engine. You will hear it for about 3 seconds on a cold start until the oil pressure goes up. If really loose you will here it on and off as u drive. Mine is loose and I can here it loud and pretty often and I have a loss of power and acceleration. The chain could be loose enough to cause the timing to be off or it could have even jumped on the sproket. Toyota timing chain problems are very popular. Sounds to me like that is your problem. Not sure if your vehicle has chain or belt.
 

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YEAH POST REVIVAL!

Anyway, I have this excact problem with the rattling........

Intrex.....tony.riot........ You guys ever find out excactly what was the problem?
Or have it fixed? Cost?

Me no wahn make engine go pop :disappoin




BTW '92 tercel, 1.5 3ee EFI
 
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