View Full Version : 1993 Ford Tempo
03-28-2008, 12:47 AM
I must admit My Car is A Pos, However its all I got. I got this rattle to it... I dont think its the motor... are there any common things that go bad? I hate this car, but shes rust free, solid body. Any Ideas?
03-28-2008, 08:35 AM
A rattle - Fords come from the factory with a rattle. :laugh:
Can you describe the rattle or where it sounds like it might be coming from?
03-28-2008, 04:49 PM
I had one of those also..
Yes BIG P.O.S.!!!
Mrs zap even blew it up..
And I rebuilt the motor..:cry:
Anyway its probably where the manifold and exhaust meet..
03-30-2008, 11:29 AM
HELLO TO ALL,
i had a 1989 ford tempo. one of the best cars
i ever owned. very little maintenance over the
years. always started at the touch of the key,
and ran good. after i bought a full size car, i gave
it away. it had 110k plus miles on it. only reason i
bought the full size, as i get older it is more difficult
for me to get in, and out ot a car, and the full size is
good luck to all.
03-31-2008, 09:09 PM
Its like a lot rattle... I am not sure how to describe it. More like a loud, very loud rapping. Its annoying as hell. I know I have vacuum leaks all over, But I don't know. Is there any thing that is common (Other then its a ford? :laugh:)
03-31-2008, 10:01 PM
i'm working on one also. mine has the 2.3L in it with almost 300,000 on it. runs very good this one also has the same noise. i have checked in to it and found that the balancers are very common to go out. every one that i have heard arount town all sound like that. every parts store here carrys them in stock for about $80. mine is wirst at idel and under load.they are easy to change. and good luck.:cool:
04-01-2008, 10:35 AM
Could be the heat shield on the cat converter, I've tacked at least a dozen of them.
04-01-2008, 12:59 PM
You need to tell more of the story. Engine speed, road speed, Where it is coming from, hot, cold etc.
My son's car had a loud rattle above 1500 rpm parked or moving. It was the Catalytic Converter was falling apart inside. Cat Converters are expensive so we cut it out. Noise stopped, better mileage, better performance and a throatier sound. Not quite NASCAR performance but....:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:
04-01-2008, 01:04 PM
1. Put some oil in it.
2. Increased noise with RPM in neutral, or only when driving (drivetrain)
3. Take your monitor a little bit closer to it so we can make a better blind guess.
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