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i have a 97 prelude...recently i noticed a funny noise in the engine...kinda like a rattling noise....nebody kno where this is comin from and how can i get rid of it??...ne other ludes have this noise??....
 

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i hear this noise too, but it's at idle. It was loud until i noticed a plastic hose from my airbox was rattling on my valve cover. but even after i moved it, i can still slightly hear it. Maybe valves tapping?

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yea...somethin like that...i only hear it on idle..wen it into gear...the sound is gone...hate this noise...hope there is a way i can remove it....
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by acb45:
i have a 97 prelude...recently i noticed a funny noise in the engine...kinda like a rattling noise....nebody kno where this is comin from and how can i get rid of it??...ne other ludes have this noise??....</font>
Sounds like the famed timing belt auto tensioner. There's been more then a couple of threads on this, do a seach and see if that helps you.
 

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I've got it too. Sounds like someone rapping their knuckles on hard plastic or something. I thought it was a valve. Only at idle, and not all the time.
 

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i read some of the past posts similar to this problem..i dont think its the auto tensioner..cuz it only makes this sound when idle...and when put into gear...the sound is gone...wen the RPM drops, its fine, the sound is heard when the car is only at idle...
 

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Try this. While sitting at a traffic light, keep the car in neutral. Push the clutch in... does the noise go away? And then come back again when you take your foot off the clutch?? Let me know what you get from that.

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Might need a valve adjustment ?

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i know how you feel, cuz it hella annoys me...sometime its there and sometime its not...strange...
 
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