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I have a weird tick noise after swaping the distributor,

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I have a weird tick noise after swaping the distributor
JA: Where exactly do you think the noise is coming from? And how long has this been going on?
Customer: Under the intake manifold. It didn't have that tick until the swap
JA: What is the model/year of your Mitsubishi?
Customer: 2000 eclipse 3.0
JA: Are you fixing your Eclipse yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes.... I don't know what to try
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: I just swapped the distributor
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Mitsubishi
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 10 months ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

It's possible that the noise is coming from the distributor itself either due to a bad part or an issue with installation. If the intake was removed it's possible that something foreign was dropped into the engine while it was off. It's possible that you just hadn't hear the noise before or it's coincidental and not actually related to the work that was done.

Why was the distributor replaced and where did the replacement come from?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
This is the old distri. It was cracked and taking oil and the new one i got from Im pretty sure nothing was dropped in the engine.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
This is where the distrubutor goes. As u see there us only one way in and out. Took out the old one out and alighned the new one just as the old one including the rotor. And the ticking wasn't there before at all. Is it timing?
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 10 months ago.

Can you describe the noise in detail?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
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Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 10 months ago.

I'm unable to give personal contact information but can continue here.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Never mind...I put the old distributor back and its running fine...guess i got a defective part
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 10 months ago.


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