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Avalon knocking I have a 1997 Toyota Avalon 3.0 liter. Its making a knocking sound from under the valve cover and there is a burning smell in the cab and under the hood. The oil is as clean as the day i put it in 2000 miles ago.  What might this be.  Thanks,

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Hi, airjeff8

In a nutshell, you need to get the valve cover off and see whats going on under there. It could be a broken camshaft or a valve/spring issue amongst other things.

Whip the cover off and have a look.

Regards

Geordie

Posted on Jun 17, 2008

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