Loud Ticking/knocking Noise From motor; What is it?????
I have a loud ticking/knocking noise coming from my engine somewhear. it sound like it's in the head, but im not too sure, it might even be the belt tentioner pully.It starts when i start my engine, then when warm, it stops ( But not all the time it stops ). It's been happening since it got really cold ( I live in Michigan). Any answers or possible answers would be helpful...thanks.
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Hey Tim , whether an engine "knocks" or "ticks" is a BIG difference!! Valves usually tick. Rods and bearings knock,,, I would consult a qualified professional and get their opinion..make sure you have PLENTY of oil...
Oh yea, lifters can be replaced , best if you replace cam an lifters together ! Loud knocking is not usually associated with lifters , they usually make a ticking noise ! Knocking noise is most usually in the bottom of the motor , main or rod bearings . most of the time rod bearings !
the knock sensor changes the timing of the motor when it senses knock ,it sounds like the wire may have come off ,it sounds as if when you press the gas the timing should advance and it sounds as if its not advancing thats why you are hearing a clattering noise on accelerating.if you keep driving it like that you can do engine damage
might be the valves have been damaged running without oil
- or the crankshaft / camshaft / main bearings
most probably you have to let the engine be rebuilt by a mechanic
(expect cost of more than US$ 2.000)
or get another (used) engine at a scrapyard
No I would not chase to the pistons, these vehicle were very comon in creating HLA noise hydraulic lash adjusting valves, meaning the valves pump up with oil as the oil gets thinner they dont pump up as fast and create a very loud ticking noise, I would not express a great concern over simplicity, dodge was famous for this, they really were.
Check the oil! A ticking noise is most commonly a sign that there's a lack of oil running through the motor. Start the car and listen for general vicinity of the ticking noise. If the oil is fine and the noise is coming from the engine, there are oil additives that will quiet the noise. Ticking is also a sign of an old motor (guessing you have about 150K on this car) I hope this helps clarify your problem and wish you well with your car. All the best! Greg p.s. Please don't hesitate to post back regarding this issue or any other questions!
how is the oil level and pressure?, how many miles on engine? is this a loud knock or rather a clatter/ticking noise? knock is engine rod or crankshaft bearings, clatter loud ticking is valve follower noise. how long before it (the noise) goes away?