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Engine clacking while accelerating, starts off slower and further apart then with acceleration it gets closer together and not as noisey. When idle the car kinda shakes a little bit but not all of the time. During de-acceleration the noise doesn't happen...please help

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  • Lindsay Brown Apr 23, 2010

    The check engine light came on a few weeks ago and we took it to get it checked, they told us that the spark plugs would probably need changed soon and that it was still fine to drive, the oil could be changed on it also. Should I just get the oil changed and then go from there?



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Well you might be talking about a cam shaft noise or a crank-shaft noise. How does the oil look?
Is it over-due for an oil change?
What else can you tell me about the cars symptoms?

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    larry blais Apr 25, 2010

    Absolutely, have the oil and filter changed. Always look to have it changed at 3k miles. You can change it a little sooner then 3k but don't wait, if you can, if it starts to go passed 3k.
    How are you with the cars maintenance? How many miles are on the engine? Do you see anything on the other side the the oil fill cap (like sludge or foam)? Do you see anything weird on the dip-stick ( like water droplets, sludge, or foam)?


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Drain all the oil and drive around the block a number of times each day - if this doesnt fix replace the engine oil with good ole cooking oil - works wonders - maybe even add some fries to the engine for a good double effect

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