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Old 02-25-2011, 05:38 PM
bhowell06 bhowell06 is offline
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Default Slight engine knock

My 98 Ranger 3.0 has a slight knock coming from what I think is the engine. I can hear it best from the under right side of the engine. The knock is not very loud but it does speed up when I accelerate. The knock comes and goes. Sometimes it is their when at idle and sometimes not. Same with acceleration and down shifting.
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Old 02-25-2011, 06:18 PM
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Default Re: Slight engine knock

You should get that fixed ASAP. If you keep driving it, it will get worse, and eventually rip a new ******* in your block.
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Old 02-25-2011, 07:15 PM
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Piston Slap? Whatever it is, it definitely needs to get looked at quick. The last thing you want is a piston shooting out of your engine
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Old 02-25-2011, 07:32 PM
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Are you running synthetic oil or tried using a treatment to clean the engine up at all?
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Old 02-26-2011, 04:19 AM
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I know I need to repair it. I am just trying to figure out what needs to be fixed. I am thinking it might be a miss fire. Can a miss cause a knocking sound?
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