Whining sound from distributer? - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Engine
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 07-03-2005, 02:32 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Cincinnati,ohio
Posts: 67
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Whining sound from distributer?

I have a high pitched whining sound coming from what seems to be the distributer or at least at the back of the engine. Found no vaccum leaks or anything. It just started making the noise and always does whetehr I'm in park, drive, anything. The only time that it quiets is for a second right when I rev it up. Any ideas?

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 07-04-2005, 11:00 AM
bracketeer's Avatar
489 Lemans
 

Last journal entry: Street Legal
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Courtenay, BC, CehNehDeh
Age: 55
Posts: 2,139
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
whining

Sounds like bad distributor bearings. Buy a new MSD. It comes with ball bearings instead of the sleeve type.
__________________
[URL]http://members.shaw.ca/g.body.building[/URL]
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 07-04-2005, 12:10 PM
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: IL
Age: 47
Posts: 238
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I've heard this noise before too.Once when I used the lightest sprigs in a recurve kit.Put the medium back in and it went away.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 07-04-2005, 12:58 PM
GoneNova/406's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: columbus,ohio
Age: 59
Posts: 1,163
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
you didn't say what dist. you have but try rebuilding or swapping yours.maybe you have a buddy who has the same type dist you can swap with him to see if thats it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 07-04-2005, 05:11 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Cincinnati,ohio
Posts: 67
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
It's a stock GM HEI with the medium springs in it, but it didn't start till long after I swapped the springs. Yeah, I have another stock HEI lying in the garage that came out of my old motor which worked fine, so I'll throw it in there, but I'm probably going to rebuild it since it's already out of the car and I need higher voltage anyways.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Engine posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What determines engine sound? Nightfire Hotrodding Basics 10 12-16-2004 06:45 PM
funny engine sound brad11957 Engine 5 05-13-2004 10:59 PM
ticking sound from distributer Echofive Engine 2 04-05-2004 01:26 AM
I've got a ? about distributer placement. bowtieorbust Engine 1 02-29-2004 09:35 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.