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Old 23 Aug 2007, 12:48 pm
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Default My car is making a "popping" sound and is rattling, what is causing this?

It's making the popping sound inside a pipe at the back of the car just in front of the muffler. It usually happens when I tap the gas pedal in park, and even sometimes when its idling it pops a little bit as well. The car idles pretty high (about 1,100 RPM when its first started). Also when im going down the road it rattles as well. Its not a heat shield or the exhaust manifold I checked both. Anybody with decent car experience give me an idea of what might be wrong? (keep in mind i've got a 1987 Honda Accord so its not perfect).
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Old 23 Aug 2007, 12:52 pm
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Check your muffler! You should also take the car for a tune up, one of your spark plugs might be misfiring.
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Old 23 Aug 2007, 12:54 pm
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it may also be a bushing in the back in the control arms! with that age I would recommend a tune-up!
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Old 23 Aug 2007, 01:00 pm
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might be a vaccue leak, spark plugs wires best bet is with the engine running take carb clean and spray it all over the engine and if th rpms increes theres a leak just try to pin point it and replace parts as neccisary, tune ups also miht be a big problem, spark plugs wear out ans so do the wires and distributor cap it should be cheep to replace it and it cant hurt the car so i would o it just for good measure
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Old 23 Aug 2007, 01:04 pm
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The knocking and popping sensation you described sounds like it could be many things. The best way to find the problem is by eliminating causes starting with the cheapest. An issue that I had with my Integra was that the fuel I was using just wasnt cutting it. Try using premium fuel with octane booster. The higher the octane rating the more "on cue" your combustions will be and that may help your problem. Honestly though there could be many many possibilities. Best to just take it to a mechanic who specialises in Hondas.
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Old 23 Aug 2007, 01:08 pm
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its probably your muffler, it needs to be tightened and or replaced. the poping sounds like backfire, which is a symptom of a bad catalytic converter (the unit right before the muffler) or a bad muffler.
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Old 23 Aug 2007, 01:09 pm
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Is this recently? .. Or has this been happening for a while? many older cars can handle the new Gas Regulations that added increase ethanol to the mix. the popping to me sounds like a backfire, the rattling? could be a number of things.. if switching to the higher premium gas doesn't help, my step would be to get the muffler checked out.. It could be your catalytic converter.. there is cermamic insulator inside, that can break up and cause the rattleing..
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Old 23 Aug 2007, 01:16 pm
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Has you car overheated lately? If so you may have lost the temper on your camshaft, and rounded off a lobe. The rattle could be part of the shake from a rough idle.
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Old 23 Aug 2007, 01:20 pm
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could be your timing on your distributor. if your timing is off this could cause your car to make popping sounds. sometimes if this goes to long your car can backfire. my husband is a mechanic and this is probably the less costing problem. have your distributor checked.
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Old 23 Aug 2007, 01:26 pm
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I would the only way to solve this is to take the car to a good mechanic to check the carb(s), timing and probably the rubber vacuum lines. The mid 1980s Honda's had I think the most rubber vacuum lines of any car produced. By now I'm sure they have deteriorated to the point that they leak. If they leak then you get too much air, too much air can mean a high idle and can mean some backfiring. Which could destroy your cat. converter.
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