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Engine problem? when i accelerate hard there is a clunking (popping) noise that goes through car and seems to misfire

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    chris Dec 21, 2008

    hi thanks for reply. it happens when going up the revs i.e taking off quick through the gears. the clunk i mentioned it feels like its hitting the throttle pedal and then goes through the car? i have not had car long and as far as im aware there is no engine mods just body styling. this seems to have all started a couple of weeks ago, i work as a car valeter and wanted to clean around the engine (bad mistake) so used some trafffic film remover around the engine and then steamed,trying to avoid hitting the engine. when finished i started car up and to be honest it sounded it was running on 3 cylinders, there was no drive, engine managment light stayed on, so i left car running for an hour or so then all seemed to dry out. but thats when i noticed this misfire and all probs ive mentioned. i have not had anyone take a look at car as ive been home on sick. 


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    chris Dec 21, 2008

    the car i have is a 1997 legnum vr4 twin turbo.


  • chris
    chris Dec 21, 2008

    thank you very much. i will get a mechanic in work to take a look and i shall post back any findings.


  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    When your going up through the revs or when your really revving it high?
    Has it been tuned up lately?


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Ya , might be a good idea to remove all the different connectors including those on the sensors etc., that you can get to, and spray them good with electrical contact cleaner, then dab a little di-electric grease on them before snapping them back on, to minimize any problems down the road. Have someone take a look at your motor mounts while you do a slight brake torque in forward & reverse, just to check them too. If engine seems to shift around too much, it may just be that you have one gone,or going and all the other stuff was coincidence. hope you feel better soon.

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Thats true, a good tune up should help solve your problem.

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