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2003 chrysler concord nocks pings left side


Knocking and pinging are two separate things. "Knocking" usually refers to the sound an engine makes when internal mechanical parts, such as piston rod bearings or connecting rod bearings, begin to wear and cause a deep "knock, knock, knock" sound during engine rotation. "Pinging" refers to the tapping sound you get upon acceleration, either when using fuel that is to loo octane for the vehicle, or when static timing is set too far advanced, or when the cylinder heads are overheating due to clogged water channels or thin oil.
If you are hearing KNOCKING on the left side, it is likely time for an engine rebuild. If you are hearing PINGING, you may need a better grade of fuel, or you are way overdue for either an oil change or a major tune-up.

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Hearing a pinging and squealing noise from the left front tire on my ford 500


Power steering pump may be making that noise or the belt is loose.

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I have a 95 toyota camry and it has been making a 'pinging' sound from top end when it's under load after it shifts. It pings really hard.


Check that you are using the highest octane fuel available and check the ignition timing. If that checks out, check that you have the correct spec. spark plugs fitted.

Apr 16, 2011 | 1995 Toyota Camry

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Why does my motor ping when under load i changed knock senser


Generally a Pinging noise isn't due to a knock sensor. It sounds like you may have Detonation issues.

I'd really check your spark plugs to make sure they are not fouled as well as running some higher octane gas to see if it helps.

basically, your getting combustion earlier then you're supposed to. This could be to various reasons.

Check in this order, Spark, Timing.

Check to make sure the spark plugs are all sparking and clean / properly gaped. Pull one coil/wire at a time off the plug to see if the pinging stop (pull a wire, start the car. Turn off car, re-attach wire, move onto next plug.) If it stops on a specific cylinder that means you're having detonation issues on that cylinder. If it never stops, then it sounds as though it could be timing related or have a valve train issue.

We'll start here and move on. Let me know what comes of this!

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Clunk under auto center front when turning left or right


have your CV joints checked. If the CV joint boots crack, the joint will lose all the grease and accumilate dirt. This will cause a metal grind/ping when making turns. If ignored, it may cause the joint to break causing the vehicle to be stationary and unable to move. Hopefully this help!!

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94 Buick Regal 3.8. Pings under load. All


Remove and inspect the spark plugs for heavy deposits or glazed-looking interior insulators. Make sure the plugs are the proper type for this engine. Heavy carbon build-up in the cylinder heads will cause pinging. If the ignition system is too advanced, it will also cause problems. Try a different brand of fuel. High engine temperatures can do the same (caused by poor cooling system or lean fuel/air mixture). If the check engine light is on, take the car to Autozone or a similar business that offers a free scan of the computer. This may provide additional clues. Hope some of this helps!

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I have a 283 that idles nice but when in gear and try to move it, it has no power and starts to ping


This is a timing issue....either your distributor timing is off (got turned by someone) or you have slipped a tooth or two on you timing chain gear set. The ping is called "preignition" it is caused by "retarded" timing. try "advancing" you timing! on your distributor, loosen the tension bolt with a wrench and turn the distributor to the right "counter clockwise" about a quarter inch at a time until the motor runs smoothly and does not ping under load "driving".

Good Luck,
Geodesygold

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2001 ford windstar makes a "pinging" noise when taking off


pinging noise low octane. mix gasoline half and half.half 87 and half 89.run it severals days if it still ping have it scan to check detonation sensor.a bad detonation sensor will also make car ping alot.

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Dodge Ram 2500 engine ping


Your ignition timing may have advanced too far. Or it is now where it should be and is making more cylinder pressure during combustion causing the gasoline to ignite to early causing detonation or ping.

Make sure the ignition timing is correct. If it is try better fuel meaning the octane rating.

If you can go up to the next octane level. For example if you are using 87 go to 89 and see if it goes away. 3 of my wife's last cars a 1986 Honda Prelude, 2000 Neon, and a 2003 Neon had some ping under medium to hard acceleration. She switched to 89 octane and the ping went away completely in each vehicle. Each of the vehicle had a good deal of miles on them.

The 2003 Neon has 75000 miles on it now and runs great on 89 octane. About a year ago I tried 87 Octane in her car and the ping came right back.

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Unusual ping noise


I have heard the same thing in my '07 Altima 2.5 S. I asked a mechanic @ the local dealer, and he said he doesn't know what it is and couldn't get the car to make the noise when he drove it.

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