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Constant knocking on or off the accelerator I thought it was the rods then was told lifters don't know where the lifters are so i can look at them

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Lifters would tick or rattle. A knock is usually lower in the engine, a rod or piston in most cases. The lifters are under the valve covers.

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    Stephen Aug 01, 2013

    Well then you could pull the valve covers and check to see which ones are making noise. Not much to look at tho.

  • tiffany
    tiffany Aug 04, 2013

    is it worth fixing

  •  Stephen
    Stephen Aug 04, 2013

    Only you can decide that. If the cost of repairs is over 50% of the value of the car, probably not.

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It is true, however you will not likely be happy with the performance or fuel mileage. The 4.3 is too small and will be working too hard. If you are going to replace the engine you would be wiser and happier with a 305 instead. You only lose about 20 horsepower but you will gain fuel mileage over the 350. With a little careful driving you can get the same mileage out of a 305 as a 4.3 in a mid size car. Hope this helps.

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SOURCE: Motor knock sounds like rocker arms or lifters?

If your engine is knocking the sound with be at the bottom of your oil pan but if you have lifter or rocker arm problems the sound will be at the top of your engine. One other thing you said your car has 315k it might be time to change your oil pump.

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