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Old 12-20-2006, 12:12 PM   #1
breakfasteatre
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Default A few questions about my 96 BG

I recently bought a 96 ls wagon and a few things i have noticed now that werent apparent when i test drove it

1. there is a brutal rattle that can only be heard outside the car, im assuming its a heat shield or something? has it just loosened itself?

2. In drive, the car has a really rough idle, vibrates the car really bad at a stop
now, there is a check engine light for this temp sender i have to install. Could this be the problem?


lastly, the rear window squirter is really weak, not even reaching half way up the window with a full reservoir of fluid. is there anything i can do about it?
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Old 12-20-2006, 12:36 PM   #2
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1. Most likely a heatshield on the headers. You can either try to strap them down more securely or take a sawzall and cut them off.

2. You probably need a tuneup; plugs, plug wires, etc. I'm sure the temp sender isn't helping things.

3. You can try replacing the pump, or try doing something to clean out the line that goes back to the rear squirter. It's a long run from the pump in the engine bay to the rear of the car.

BTW- it's a BK, not a BG

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Old 12-20-2006, 01:34 PM   #3
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2.2L or 2.5L
most likely the rattle noise is sheilds.. cut the fu**ers off!
or it could be piston slap..
the shaking...maybe some motor or trans mounts are in your future....
as far as the washer... pull the thing out and clean the hose...otherwise, stick a needle in the squirter..
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Old 12-20-2006, 05:25 PM   #4
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Its definitely not piston slap, so im pretty sure its the heat shield

a tune up was done literally right before i bought the car, thats when the check engine code was found out to be the temp sender


as well, one last question

when i lock the drivers door from the inside by flipping the lock switch to lock, the rest of the doors lock as well, i get out of the car, close the door and they all unlock themselves again. Is it possible to lock the doors using the inside door lock without having to lock the doors with the keys?
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Old 12-20-2006, 05:55 PM   #5
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when i lock the drivers door from the inside by flipping the lock switch to lock, the rest of the doors lock as well, i get out of the car, close the door and they all unlock themselves again. Is it possible to lock the doors using the inside door lock without having to lock the doors with the keys?
Yep, hold the handle (on the outside) up when you close the door. It makes it a little harder to lock your keys in your car

If it's an LS, it's a 2.2L
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Old 12-20-2006, 07:48 PM   #6
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or it could be piston slap...
Going by the OP description of the noise, holy bahjesus, I'd be afraid or the car blowing up (not that it would...) or something if the pistons slapped that much.

I'm gonna say heat sheilds. And like soobie, said, cut the f***ers off.

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Old 12-20-2006, 11:40 PM   #7
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I had wicked heat shield rattle... I took metal wire and secured the heat shields with that.
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Old 12-21-2006, 12:40 AM   #8
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I took a hammer and a flathead punch and bent the ends so they push up against the tubing
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Old 12-22-2006, 09:44 AM   #9
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2. In drive, the car has a really rough idle, vibrates the car really bad at a stop.
Now, there is a check engine light for this temp sender i have to install. Could this be the problem?
Last year When I bought my used '96 Legacy "L" Sedan (also with 4EAT) I had problems with a significant shake while idling in Drive while waiting for the light to change. I found as an interm step, simpling shifting into neutral cured the problem (Just remember to shift back in to drive when the light changes).

I found dropping a bottle of Cheveron Techron Fuel System cleaner really helped to reduce the shakes, and after using a bottle of this stuff at every other fill up eventually cured the issue after using 2-3 bottles.

At $7.00 a bottle this stuff is not cheap, but a twenty dollar cure is cheaper then actually spending money to have work done on the car.
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