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1997 cherokee sport all of the sudden sounds like a deisel. very loud. has oil, has anti-freeze, has trans, what could cause this?

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  • Richard Scordino May 11, 2010

    you have oil, but do you have oil pressure? Sounds like you may have a bad crank bearing. Any good tech should be able to tell you quickly. A noise like that can also come from a cracked flywheel. Bottom line is have someone look at it right away.

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The most obvious cause would be overheating, followed by low oil pressure.If it sounds like a diesel as soon as you start it up, it's most likely oil pressure, if it takes a while before it starts to make noise that would be overheating. Both can cause serious damage to your engine so get it to a shop and get these things checked right away. Hope this helps.

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