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Loud knocking noise from engine

I have a 2000 dodge neon with 186k miles. 2.0. i have a top end knock and i cant figure out what it is. not sure if its the cam or what. nots not in the lower end. when started up cold it has a really loud knock. when it warms up it gets quieter but never goes away completely. i had it looked at by a mechanic he said it was just lifters and just to do a motor flush. i did just that and no change. ive tried additives and no change. not sure if anyone knows of a common problem of this in these junk cars and what it is. thanks

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It could be piston gudgeon pin

Posted on Apr 20, 2014

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sounds like a lifter my ford f150 does the same thing when its cold but then quits when it gets warm or it could be a weak oil pump. (just some thoughts)

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This is probably a bent pushrod or warped head or something of that sort. SERIOUS problems. Take it to a mechanic. Knocking of any sort is a bad, BAD sign. Good luck.

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The knock is likely a worn connecting rod bearing. Are you using the correct weight of oil, never use any heavier than 10W30W, heavy oil viscosity's cause slow circulation through the oil passages and starve the engine's bearings for oil.

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