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Knocking sound there is a knocking sound in my 96 ford escort that quiets done when driving above 30 mph. It is like something is rumbling.

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  • mckayce Apr 15, 2009

    the sound is coming from the front of the in the middle near to the passenger's side, the car also feels low like something is about to fall off.

  • mckayce Apr 15, 2009

    i will get it inspected based o this info

  • mckayce Apr 15, 2009

    after inspection it seems like my spruts on the front right passenger side is worn.

  • mckayce Apr 15, 2009

    I had it inspected and the spruts are worn

  • mckayce Jul 13, 2009

    it was at the front and my tires are worn badly took it to a tire shop they say my front end is loosed.

  • carhob May 11, 2010

    could be coming from motor drive belt area or in suspension driveline area,inspect it or have it inspected,could be damaged splash guard,could be loose componant rubing on drive belt or driveline area,without being able to physically inspect it,it will be hard to pin point your problem unless u can give me more precise detail!

  • carhob May 11, 2010

    where is sound coming from car?



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You haven't put enough details to where you here the noise front/rear/engine etc

but ill have a guess and say have you checked your wheel bearings?...they tend to rumble when worn but generally you hear them more at 50mph..and get worse over time.

jack up wheel so its off the ground......grab top of the wheel and also grab the bottom of the wheel and rock top and bottom at the same time.....any movement you feel will mean bearings have gone...also give them a spin and see if you hear a noise has it spins

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SOURCE: 96 Suburban v8/7.4L/454 K2500, Knocking Noise??

sound like an internal engine problem. either one or more of the pistons has "piston slap" and that knocking will diminish as the engine warms up or possibly a rod bearing is worn out. have a tech do a manual oil pressure test to make sure the oil pump and main bearings are ok. piston slap or knock that decreases when the engine warms up is not that serious, but a rod bearing knock or possible oil pump failure should be taken care of asap.

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