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|I have a 1959 TR3 that has developed a noise in the engine. The noise is not in sync with the RPM of the engine. It sounds like a nut bouning around inside the engine. Anyone have thoughts or experience? I thought it was the fuel pump, but after replacing it, that was not the fix.|
|I HAD A NOISE THAT DROVE ME CRAZY. It sounded like 6 or 8 tea spoons in a cup and they were being rattled with a circular motion of the cup. It had no relation to the engine RPM. I later found out it was the starter that had a problem with the end bushings. These permitted the armature to move rearward till the starter pinion was "clinging" against the teeth of the flywheel when the engine was in motion. I removed the starter and replaced the oiled bushes with others I had made with a "top-hat" design so they would stay where they wwere intended. I've had no problem since then - about 10,000 miles ago.|
Don Elliott, Original Owner, 1958 TR3A, Montreal, Canada
|Take off the fan belt and start the engine. Let engine idle just long enough to hear of noise remains.|
If noise remains, you have eliminated water pump and generator as the source.
This thread was discussed between 20/09/2005 and 24/09/2005
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