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Old 02-28-2008
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I am: Brian Hawkins
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Icon5 My engine makes a sparking noise whenever I take off

Recently, my '95 auto 4-banger has been making a sparking noise whenever I take off from a complete stop. I've also noticed a very slight stutter in the take off as well, but both only happen when I come to a complete stop. What could this be?

My older brother told me it sounds like I need a set of new plug wires. Does that sound about right? I'm at 210,000 miles BTW.
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Old 02-28-2008
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have you replaced them before. and yes that sounds like the problem, changed mine at 134k
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Old 02-29-2008
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With the engine off , take a small mirror and look at the inside top of the radiator shroud , above the fanblade and the ends of the fan itself .If it looks like the two have been touching examine the engine mounts . If one is broken / loose it will let the engine rise up from the frame on takeoff causing the fan to hit the shroud.
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