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I've got a 1994 Saturn SL 4 door and the other day we drove it uphill in it's "Performance" mode. We got where we were going, parked it for like an hour, came back and started it. Noticed a strange clanking coming from under the hood. We thought nothing of it until it started to get louder and louder the farther we drove it. It kind of disappears at about 35mph, but comes back around 45mpg. Very annoying. Had someone else listen to it today because it was having issues getting uphill, or even accelerating, and they said it might be a broken valve/rod. Could I get a second opinion on here? We did verify it was coming from the engine block and got louder when the engine was revved. Any help is greatly appreciated!!! :D

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Sounds like a connecting rod bearing, I had a 95 SC2 with the same problem. You can pull the valve cover and look at everything on top.

Posted on Apr 27, 2010

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