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My 2002 suzuki grand vintara is many a knocking noise on top of the engine. A mechanic looked at it and said it sounds like the lifters. How many lifters does my vechile have? and how can i know that the issue?

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YOU COULD HAVE WORN CAMSHAFT BEARINGS.THEY WILL CAUSE CAMSHAFT KNOCK DUE TO CLEARANCE FROM CAMSHAFT BEARINGS.

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Knocking sound in engine


which engine? "size"?
ever seen a $5 stethoscope.?
using it, you can find any source of any noise. easy.
ever do an oil change every 5k? on older cars , ?
using 10w-30 or 10w-40 oil? not 5w?

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Loud clacking noise coming from the top right side in my grand vitara 2001 v6 i changed oil and filter the noise disappear and came back the next day i changed oil and filter but the noise kept on


you need to be more clear,
top right of body, top right of engine, transmission, axle?
what?>
noises are 99% not good, and not safe, do not delay find a competent
hands on ASE mechanic to look at car, even pay for Diagnosis only !
if the engine makes noise you do need to flat out say that.
if the engine makes noise, we can diagnose where and what it is.
there are tricks, to do that, but do not drive any engine that makes noise or invite total engine destruction. can be.
i can be . bad mounted accessories loose or just bad.
loose exh header clamp banging about (or gasket there)
or cam chain getting ready to lunch the engine. i have 2004 v6. can advise better. but you need to be clear.
you can drop belts off to see if noise stops, for 2min dead cold block.
you can pry exh parts to see of noise abates.
you can use a $5 HF stethoscope to listen to all parts, and hear if they are bad. so easy. good luck to you.

Apr 22, 2013 | 2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara

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Motor makes a noise at high speed like timing chain is slapping the cover


could be anything from belt noise idle pulley noise to lifters or injector noise is it a knocking noise is your check engine lite on I think I would have a mechanic look at this issue before it becomes a breakdown

Sep 04, 2012 | 2002 Ford Escape

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NOISE WHEN COLD THEN GOES AWAY WHEN WARMS UP,SOMEONE SAID MAIN BEARINGS GOING BAD


Hard to say over the internet but I will try to explain. If the noise is a distict KNOCK KNOCK and it sounds like it is coming from the bottom of the engine, then it most likely is a rod or main bearing. If it is a TAP TAP noise that sounds like it's coming from the top of the engine, then most likely a valve lifer is failing/failed.
the fact that it goes away when the car is warm, makes me lean towards a bad lifter. Normaly if a bearing is bad and knocking, the noise doesn't go away.

The KNOCK noise will be somewhat hollow sounding and the TAP TAP sound will be more solid. If the KNOCK KNOCK is solid, then a rod or main bearing has most likely failed to the point that a new/reman engine will be needed.

Jun 14, 2011 | 1994 Pontiac Grand Prix

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2000 jeep grand cherokee has a loud knock in engine. Started out as a ticking sound like a lifter, know it is a loud knock. This is a V-8 Engine


If the noise still sounds like it's on top, I'd remove the valve covers and check the rocker arms to make sure they aren't broken or worn. Also crank the engine over and observe how far each travels. If any are different, a lifter or lifter and cam have gone bad.
If your oil pressure is low or the noise is deep inside the engine, likely you have a crank bearing problem. In most cases it's more economical to get a scrapyard replacement rather than do a rebuild.
Before doing anything like that, have an experienced tech listen to it. Only other thing that can make a noise like that is a broken flywheel. A good tech can tell the difference between noises and give you better advice than I can because he can hear it.

Nov 03, 2010 | 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Does 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee V8 have hydraulic lifters? I posted a question a few days ago regarding engine loud ticking which sounds like lifter noise. It doesn't have that deep sounding knock. I went to...


I would not believe any thing some parts store loser told you. Theres not a V8 built that doesnt have hydraulic lifters, unless its some fancy racin engine. It has hydraulic lifters, but unless you dont change your oil every 5k miles and/or use some cheap oil, there should be no problems. You should have a real mechanic look at it, and verify that you have good oil pressure. If it does, I would change the oil and use some MOBIL 1 and drive it, the oil will clean the lifters somewhat. If the eng has low oil pressure, that will need to be addressed.

Dec 19, 2009 | 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Loud engine knock sounds like theconnecting rods in a 3.5L v-6 2002 trooper


If the engine knock is coming from deep inside the engine, the I agree, the rod is knocking.
If the sound is coming from closer to the top, it could be a valve lifter or push rod you are hearing. This isn't as bad, they last longer and synthetic oil or oil treatment helps.
If this doesn't happen all the time, if it's occasional or you hear a pinging noise, you could just have a bad knock sensor.

Nov 25, 2009 | 2001 Isuzu Trooper

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Lifters are knocking and there is a missing in


lifters tick and noise is upper end of engine if lifters are making noise could be from a bad valve,bad lifter ,push rod ,oil pressure,rocker arm - need to take do compression test find out if valve problem and which cylinder is problem also take off valve cover and check for proper oiling of valve head and look to see if and are damaged or loose-------a knocking sound usually comes from lower end of engine,rod knock etc.and thats usually rebuild of engine

Nov 22, 2009 | 1994 Isuzu Trooper

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Engine Noise


If you have a knocking noise, then you need a motor. If you have a ticking noise, could be a bad lifter, or an exhaust leak. If the oil hasn't been changed regularly, every 3000 miles, you probably have an engine issue.

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