help! rattle from engine any advice welcome

Asked by Jan 20, 2009 at 06:39 PM about the 1991 Toyota MR2 T-bar

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

rattle from engine at 2000 revs diapears when higher reved. sounds like it is coming from the top of the engine also oil light is on when car is at idle but goes off when driving. only bought the car 2 days ago im in a real bad mood because of this can any1 help??

3 Answers

35

sounds like a weak oil pump. the rattling is the valves bouncing in their seats. generally happens with low oil. the rattle disapears when the oil pressure is brought back up to a normal level. I'd change the oil pump. especially if its a turbo model.

35

It could be low on oil or have old oil as well. Some good advice from me to you, change the fluids on any used car the day you buy it. You really have no other way of knowing when its time, or if the correct types of fluids are being used. Good luck.

35

true that. a very good place to start is with the fluids. good call.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Rattling under hood of 2013 Corolla S 5 answers

    I have a 2013 Toyota Corolla S. I noticed a few months ago, once the engine is warmed up and I am accelerating between 2,000-3,000 RPM, there is a rattling coming from under the right side (passenger...

    2013 Toyota Corolla S

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2006 Toyota Harrier Suspect Gear Box issue. Need advice! 12 answers

    Hi Guys, So I have a 2006 Toyota Harrier. Milage about 204,246 at the moment. So the problem i'm facing is sometimes when i start my car, the moment i change the gear from P to D, my car does not ...

    Toyota

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Can I park my truck with slightly used engine oil 2 answers

    I have a Toyota Sequoia 2008 5.7L 4WD which has hit 91000 miles. I just changed oil - fully syntheic 5W30 and has used it for about 1050miles. I plan parking it for ONE YEAR with the tires raised/susp...

    2008 Toyota Sequoia SR5 5.7L

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • cleaning engine 3 answers

    I bought a Toyota and the engine is dirty? How do I clean it to be clean on the outside? Can I Spray it off at a carwash with hot water without problems? What areas do I not spray? I want to clea...

    1992 Toyota Tercel 2 Dr DX Coupe

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Need advice-prefer from a mechanic but all welcome!! 4 answers

    Recently had my timing belt and head gasket replaced. I went to these guys because i had just put alot into my car prior to this and they allowed me to make a payment plan. a business that comes to ...

    Maintenance & Repair

MR2

Looking for a Used MR2 in your area?

CarGurus has 23 nationwide MR2 listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Search Toyota MR2 Questions

Toyota MR2 Experts

#1 Nick Eidemiller
Nick Eidemiller
Reputation 200
#2 carGrrl
carGrrl
Reputation 130
#2 Francis Lapointe
Francis Lapointe
Reputation 130
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Supra
49 listings starting at $43,997
Used Toyota Celica
4 Great Deals out of 333 listings starting at $1,995
Used Mazda MX-5 Miata
33 Great Deals out of 4,880 listings starting at $2,300
Used Ford Mustang
315 Great Deals out of 45,692 listings starting at $2,000
Used Nissan 300ZX
130 listings starting at $3,995
Used Nissan 240SX
18 listings
Used Mazda RX-7
48 listings
Used Chevrolet Corvette
109 Great Deals out of 20,685 listings starting at $3,499
Used Honda Civic
491 Great Deals out of 80,691 listings starting at $558
Used Toyota Corolla
731 Great Deals out of 74,413 listings starting at $900
Used Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
17 Great Deals out of 570 listings starting at $13,500

Used Cars For Sale