Question about 2000 Honda Civic
The vehicle has 123,000 miles. The noise a sounds like something knocking... dont know if it is inside the engine or not. Not a ping. It has been making the noise for 1 1/2 -2 years. The noise is at it's worst when we crank it up and it is idling in park and when you put it into Drive and first accelerate. The timing belt was replaced a couple of years ago. It is an automatic transmission. We have been the only owner of the vehicle. We need to sell it, but I need to know what this knocking noise is and how to fix it!!
Check your flywheel bolt, it could be loose.
Posted on Mar 23, 2009
Maybe its low on oil
Posted on Jan 30, 2009
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Engines can make many different noises and people will describe them as knocks, pings, rattles or thumps. A true "knock" is caused by rod or main bearings hitting against the crankshaft. The general cause of that is either too much space between the bearing and crankshaft or insufficient oil pressure to maintain the distance between the bearing and crankshaft. Sometimes you can use a heavier grade oil so that the oil doesn't leak out of the bearing space so quickly. If you're currently using 5 W 15, go to a 10 W 30 or maybe even a 15 W 50. If you can't make the noise go away with that, either the bearings are too worn or it's a different problem. If the engine has less than a couple hundred thousand miles, the only reason for bearings to go bad would be inadequate maintenance.
Other problems that can result in noises like that are:
Piston slap. That's when the skirt (lower part) of the piston is slightly worn and is enough smaller than the cylinder that the skirt "pops" from one side to the other as the engine runs. It's more of an annoyance than a real problem, especially since piston slap typically goes away as the engine warms up a little. It typically takes just a few seconds to go away. If it's piston slap don't worry about it until the engine is rebuilt. Piston slap is quite common among many of the GM 350's, especially in engines that go short distances a lot or don't get adequate maintenance.
Fuel "pinging". That's when the fuel ignites too quickly and causes a sound like something rattling around inside the engine when you step on the accellerator. Use a fuel octane booster or change the engine timing.
Hydraulic lifter noises sounds more like a tapping sound and is usually caused by inconsistent oil changes
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