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Knocking noise in the engine.

There is an knocking noise in the engine at start up and accelreation.I took it in for an oil change andthe mechanic said there was no oil in it. Neither the check engine light or the oil pressure lights are on or have come on at any point.The noise went away after oil was added but came back a day later.

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  • Blueflies Dec 16, 2008

    Sounds like the same noise my 04 T/C just started making last night. On its way to the mechanic right now. I have a feeling it's something with the engine block or the transmission......bracing for the worst.

  • Blueflies May 11, 2010

    Thank you, we had it looked at and the dealership suspects it could be a rocker noise and that the bearings would need to be replaced but couldn't know that until they tear into it. If it isn't the bearings we and is something worse we could be looking at a new engine which was quoted to us at about $4000.00 and it'd come with a 100k mile warranty. Not sure which avenue to go, bought the van last February for $11k and it's in great shape otherwise.

    Thanks for your insight.

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    Check oil light is on andthe oil has been changed alreadywhy is he coming on



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Have you check the level of the oil... if it is down you are either dumping it on the ground (major oil leak) or it's burning oil quickly... i suspect if you ran it without oil the damage is done... either buy some stp oil conditioner (thickens the oil) or start using 50 weight oil.... all that will do is keep it quiet mostly.

one thing tho... don't try these solutions if you live in a cold weather climate... the oil will get so thick because of the cold you will have trouble turning it over.


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