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If you want to replace just one rod you should go ahead and rebuild the say the motor is still running fine?if you can pull the oil pan off you might be able to identify which rod is knocking,if so you may be able to replace just the bearings on that particular rod.that is if the crank isnt scarred.the only way to know if the crank is scarred is to pull the pan far as i know,the only way to get the pan off is to pull the motor, other al ternative is to buy a junk yard motor.which isnt a bad idea,if you have to pull the motor out anyway.

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Do you have a loss of power or overheating? Listen under the front of your vehicle. If you hear a rattle or a knocking noise coming from your oil pan it would be your bottom end "rod bearings". Probably cheaper to replace the engine than it is to have the crank turned or replaced.

Better have someone diagnose it, if you're going to a shop you better tow it.

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