I m not sure if I totally understand your question about the tractor sound but I assume that the engine is running really rough since you said that it won t idle.
Maybe you just need a simple tune-up. Like what Bruce said.
I believe you said that you got new plug wires but if your spark plugs are bad it s still going to run like crap.
I would get new plugs too go with those new wires.
A new rotor and dist. Cap as well.
I did all this to my car not to long ago when it was running really bad and now it runs like a champ.
A cracked exhaust manifold can make it sound like a tractor too. But it won t have any effect with the engine idle.
Friday, December 15th, 2006 AT 10:30 PM