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Old 02-03-2004, 04:08   #1 (permalink)
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Question El Clicking Noise!!

Hey Guys,

I've got a 98 EL Fairmont and i have a sorta clicking noise comming from somewear on my front left hand side (i thing its from the front) It only occurs when im accelerating, and as soon as i let go it stops. When i got the window down and i pass cars i can also hear it quite well.

Does anyone know what it might be?

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Old 02-03-2004, 05:25   #2 (permalink)
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What fuel are you using? It might be pinging a bit from unleaded fuel (Use PremiumUnleaded).

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Old 02-03-2004, 05:46   #3 (permalink)
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nah since it is an el the ecu would retard timing a bit if there was a knock. I would say time for an oil change and maybe use something a bit thinner, also give the engine a good flush too.
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Old 02-03-2004, 06:19   #4 (permalink)
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I suspect it is the CANP (Cannister Purge Solonoid) or Purge Control VSV which is inside the front of the left hand wheel arch below the carbon cannister. It should be suspended in mid air by the hoses from the carbon cannister but if it moves so it is contacting the body work or chassis you will hear it in the cabin as it opens and close s on acceleration.
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Old 02-03-2004, 20:19   #5 (permalink)
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Nah i really doubt its anything to do with the type of petrol, beacause i ONLY use 98ron high octane petrol and nothing less.
In regards to oil, doubt it also as its just had a service less than 3000kms.
Possibly it could be the CANP, though i havn't got the slightest idea of what it is.
How do i make it stop if it is that??

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Old 02-04-2004, 06:24   #6 (permalink)
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Just move it so it is again suspended in mid air by the hoses and no longer touching the bodywork. It a silver coloured valve with two wires and two small hoses plugged into it and you will find it just in front of the left front wheel hidden in the cavity just ahead of the wheel arch. I say the odds are about 90:1 it's the CANP.
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PS to test if it's the CANP just unplug it from the wiring harness and go for test drive. Occasionally faulty ones get extra noisy even when not making contact with the bodywork;if this proves to be the case just replace it. They are not expensive.
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has anyone got a pic im real bad at finding stuff if i dont have a picture.
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Cheers Guys, appriciate your help,

I'll give it a go tomorrow and let ya know how i go.
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I tend to agree with Aussiblue, i had the same thinjg happen, took it out, had a fiddle with it, put it back in, the noise was gone and hasnt been back
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