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    Default L67 grampy car cat issue, or maybe coils?

    I've been bringing this L67 Buick Ultra along. Looking for some input. I have already found a misfire & replaced the wires and plugs with NGK stuff. The plugs are iridium.
    I get a ratcheting noise under power at higher rpm. Originally was at 4000 revs so I swapped in the coils from my other car and the ratcheting went up to 4500 rpm.
    I'm thinking sure coils, but is that how these cars act when there's a clogged cat? No engine codes are being displayed, though I do have a trans problem code (PO741) that I am separately working on.
    Which coils do the best? And would a voltage upgrade sometimes help? This car is loaded with power accessories.

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    Default Re: L67 grampy car cat issue, or maybe coils?

    Ratcheting ?? Like pre-ignition (ping) ?
    not what it looks like

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    Default Re: L67 grampy car cat issue, or maybe coils?

    check for zip ties on the axles lol

    for real tho vids help for sounds.

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    Default Re: L67 grampy car cat issue, or maybe coils?

    Or playing cards in you spokes ? ... lol
    not what it looks like

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    Default Re: L67 grampy car cat issue, or maybe coils?

    Yeah, like a fast clicking under load. And nope no zip ties. I'll smack the cat to check for rattles, put in new coils and report back.

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    Default Re: L67 grampy car cat issue, or maybe coils?

    Quote Originally Posted by 3repete View Post
    Yeah, like a fast clicking under load. And nope no zip ties. I'll smack the cat to check for rattles, put in new coils and report back.
    Usually when the cat goes, there will be a lack of power under load, and the cel flashes.
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    Default Re: L67 grampy car cat issue, or maybe coils?

    Grampy.
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    Default Re: L67 grampy car cat issue, or maybe coils?

    Post a vid w/good sound...
    not what it looks like

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    Default Re: L67 grampy car cat issue, or maybe coils?

    I've been bringing this L67 Buick Ultra along.

    What does that even mean???
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    Default Re: L67 grampy car cat issue, or maybe coils?

    I'm willing to bet the noise (since you have a transmission code) is trans related.
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