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What is this sound coming from my engine?

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Old 07-18-2005, 10:01 AM
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Default What is this sound coming from my engine?

Hey guys,

I know that I am seriuosly BRAND NEW to this forums but I was hoping to get some ideas of what is going on with my Civic. I have a 1999 Honda Civc LX and every time I go up an incline and give her gas, I hear this rattling sound in my engine. Its kinda like a couple of marbles rolling around in a confined space. Any idea what this is and how to fix it? I just want to know what to expect so that I don't get the 'oh, you've got a problem with your inline rotary half-block start motor and its gonna cost you $1500' from a dishonest mechanic. Thanks in advance for your responses. Cheers
 
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Old 07-18-2005, 10:10 AM
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It is your manifold heat shield. It happend to me before on my 00' civic. It has corroded and now rattling directly under your engine... your dealer should fix that for free... it could also be the muffler heat shield thats doing it too. Just grab one of those plumbing brackets that you tighten with a screw driver and strap it up. Later!
 
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Old 07-18-2005, 10:18 AM
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Wow! Thanks for the quick and precise response ... now does anyone have a picture of a manifold heat shield and/or a muffler heat shield? As you may or may not be able to tell, I don't know a whole lot about engines
 
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Old 07-18-2005, 10:22 AM
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its where the header of the car connects to the exhaust... needless to say it is right smack in the center under you engine, on a lift you will be able to see it clearly. Once you get your car on a lift, walk under it and examine how everything works, ask questions (not how to fix up the ride to make it go fast because the mech isnt interested in telling you) about the parts on your car to find out their functions and stuff like that.
 
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Old 07-18-2005, 10:23 AM
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Oh, welcome to the forum! Go say hi in the newbie section!

Dont worry about knowing much... i didnt know how a turbo did what it did until I got here. I used to think a turbo worked off some sort of fluid... not anymore. Ive been here since january or feb and have almost completly learned everything there is to know... now Ill i need is some more hands on experience and ill be set.
 
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Old 07-18-2005, 10:26 AM
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Will do and again, thanks for the WARM response!
 
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Old 07-18-2005, 10:40 AM
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yeah same crap happened to me. stupid heat sheild.
 
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Old 07-18-2005, 10:44 AM
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its only like a $2 fix. Dealer did it for free and denied me supplying the part too.
 
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Old 07-18-2005, 05:16 PM
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hey cooljayce... did you get that fixed yet?
 
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Old 07-22-2005, 12:22 AM
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mine was the one on the muffler i just ripped that pos off lol..
 

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