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Noise coming from engine/ac off/ running in idle soundling like clack directly overhead, middle of engine sounds coming from- proabaable issue??

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If this is a 3.1 or 3.4 engine, they are known for being noisy due to something called piston slap. this is due to a loose fitting / cam ground piston. typically it is not an issue and will continue to opperate as normal. if you have any doubt, have a reliable shop have a listen to the noise, but be weary of anyone telling you there is a problem, because there likely isnt. good luck!

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