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Forgot to put my oil cap back on.

Now my 2001 mazda tribute lx has a steady knock and at hirer rpms can hear a rattle and metal scraching sound. Any suggustion or webistes on steps to repair this would be helpfull. Thank you.

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You need to get under your car and find where the oil cap fell. I have pulled many of these fantom noises out. They are usually at the bottum right above the egsaust pipes. where they cant fall to the ground. And may have some what melted to the engine. Did you go out and buy a new oil cap. Shou should have. Because on the new overhead valve engines, without a cap you are throwing oil out of the engine and making a nasty mess to clean up. Let me know how it goes or if you need more info.


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