From what you describe, yes, your engine is probably "pinging." Have the ignition timing checked and adjusted as necessary. Some time during your repairs, the distributor may have been moved. As to the short squeaking noise, have the belt tension checked and or adjusted. If the noise is still present, the alternator may be the cause. The bearings in the alternator may be sealed and cannot be lubricated. Will your car run with the oil pump not working? No, not for long.
Thursday, January 13th, 2011 AT 1:37 AM