Question about Pontiac Firebird
After from driving to school i parked my car. Next day i went to start it up and heard a clicking noise and it lasted bout minute. so i went came back home and parked. Next day it clicked the whole way to school so i came home from school asked my dad if he knew what was wrong and he said it was a stuck lifter. so we went to auto zone to see if they could help and he told use to use motor flush . so we put motor flush in idle waited 5 min. changed oil thought it worked next day couldnt wait to drive it after a week or two. started it up click click click. im bout to ram it in a poll! :0
Don't ram it into a pole, that seldom helps the ticking.
get a pressure test done to be sure the oil pump is functioning as it should, motor flush is not always a good idea but if it helped then it probably didn't get rid of all of the sludge, if a lifter collapses, it will always tick no matter what you do, if it is an oil pressure issue the tick can come and go.
one thing to consider, sludge happens from poor maintenance, it can hide other issues, clearing out all of the sludge can cause an engine knock if the bearings are worn.
Posted on Oct 27, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
i had the same problem recently. After checing all the simple stuff:fuses, relays, gas, fuel pump I became baffled. Turned out it was my air intake sensor.
Posted on Mar 10, 2009
Security system is "anti theft system...If you have one, you must be aware of it. If you read other posts, you will see that a large number of no-start or strange problems generally end up being related to malfunctions related to that. In order to diagnose these systems which are basically small computer based modules, one can either guess and possibly find a problem such a loose connection or whatnot, or computer based systems testing can be done. I would suggest that you check body grounds for good clean connections and do a wiggle test on harnesses to see if you can isolate a particular wire or connector that needs attention.Some larger parts stores do free code tests. This may help to determine if any vital ignition or fuel systems are showing faults. Security systems are not the only thing that can cause a problem, just the most common. You may find an item such as the crankshaft sensor which is generating a code. Turning the key may have little to do with the problem but is just taking up time necessary for the sensor to cool down. These items are not user friendly, so other than those basic items, there isn't much you can really do without any training.I hope my answer isn't too complex but the systems are complex as is diagnosis.
Posted on Mar 18, 2009
make sure you have power getting to your starter when you crank. check the small nut on the starter. should have 12 v or very close to it. this will tell you if your getting power to the starter or if somethign before the starter and something maybe with your anti theft system or not. its hard to say online cause of that anti theft. doest the light flash at all? the anti theft light?
if your getting power to the starter when you crank make sure your getting good power to the starter by turning on the head lights and see if they dim. a good starter will cause the headlites to dim when attempting to start. if nothing dims check connections. or assume bad starter motor. make sure your also getting power to the main starter stud as well.
Posted on Apr 29, 2009
Sound like an alternator problem or loose connection on the charging system....theyre is a simple test you can do.....charge up the battery,start engine...mesure with an voltmeter betwen the baterie post it should read 13 -14 volt if not check for loose or coroded main wire and connector, blown charging system fuse....if you dont see anything then the alternator is most likely the cause
Posted on Jun 05, 2009
if you have the chip in the key, then this will surely help you: http://newrockies.com/vatsbypass . It was the only thing that saved my car.
Posted on Mar 08, 2010
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