88 accord - metallic engine noises at low speeds
Hi, I have an 88 accord LXi sedan with 100k miles. In the past couple of weeks or so, I've been noticing a sound that can best be described as metal hitting metal coming from the front axle/engine area when I am travelling at slower speeds, braking, and accelerating after braking. The sound is intermittent, and occurs approx. once every 10-20 sec. or so. I was approaching the date for an oil change so I went ahead and did that but the sound is still there. Could anyone give me some sort of insight as to what this could be? Thanks so much!
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time for a general checkover and have the issues found rated as to importance, so you can order the repairs if you can't afford 'em all at once.
and don't put new tires on until it's all done, things like bad ball joints and tie rods can wear half the life off those tires in a few weeks
Recently got another noise at low rpm-turns out one of the heat shield holders on the cat converter rusted through and made a neat vibration-used to use AL clothes line wire-gotten fancy now-used a big honking SS pipe clamp-works very well. Cat heat shields are important when u park in the grass on occasion-even with them-sometimes fires start-cat started fire burned a whole bunch of cars at a golf tourney in Atlanta a few years ago.
I start with the simple/cheap ones. Have had bed CV joints-they make a clicking sound when turning - bad wheel bearings kind of growl-if front end-it beings to be noticeable when making turns.
Hope it is a el cheapo problemo.
It's probably the heat shield at the catalyst converter. I removed it for years.
The car still runs great. RightF CV went last year. The right tight rod just went last month.