WHY AM I GETTING A WEIRD ENGINE NOISE AFTER OIL CHANGE

1997 Acura Integra

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Robx50

January, 16, 2012 AT 1:07 AM

My father tried to change my oil in my acura
He first over filled it.
Then he noticed my oil pan gasket leaking so he tried to fix that. Now my car doesn't leak but it makes a weird loud chirping/whining. It's is not as loud any more.
My car doesn't leak any more but it does occasionaly make that noise.
My friend said he can hear it coming from the distributor.
But how can my distributor mess up with an oil change?

BTW-
couple months prior to this my car was throwing out codes of a miss-fire in one of my cylinders. But then it stopped throwing them.
My car does idle a little hard also.

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rasmataz

January, 16, 2012 AT 1:47 AM

What type of weird noise are you hearing -clicking/buzzing/ticking/rattling?

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Robx50

January, 16, 2012 AT 2:02 AM

The noise is a chirping whining noise sounds like it comes from under the car.
First day it was a loud whine noise kinda like a remote control car. Now its just a chirping sound that comes and goes last for about 5 mins a low speeds

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rasmataz

January, 16, 2012 AT 2:09 AM

Try jacking it up on all fours and closely listen to it where its coming from-hard to do over the internet-

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Robx50

January, 16, 2012 AT 2:19 AM

Well it was worth a try. I live in apartments so I can't do that. I'll have to wait to my car breaks down to find out what was wrong. Thanks for the help.

Tiny

mhpautos

January, 16, 2012 AT 11:51 AM

Is the noise constant with engine speed or road speed?

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Robx50

January, 16, 2012 AT 12:40 PM

Definetly engine speeds. You can hear it get louder at higher rpms and then get lower as my car switches gears.

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mhpautos

January, 16, 2012 AT 9:42 PM

I would say a belt noise, check all drive belts and have the timing belt checked as well.

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Robx50

January, 16, 2012 AT 10:34 PM

I had it checked and they said they hear the noise coming from the distributor.
Still don't see how an oil change would make that go wrong.

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