Exploring Engine Noises
Exploring Engine Noises

Exploring Engine Noises, Pay attention to Them.

Some can be tricky to decipher, but most of them can be decoded right in your driveway, if you know what you’re listening for and how to listen.

When an unfamiliar noise starts coming from somewhere under the hood, people get scared. They may not know enough about complex engine systems to know if it’s something to worry about or not. Let’s discuss some of the source areas mechanics find to be the most common places for engine noises to originate from
Engine Noises come in a variety of types and locations. Some are minor and others are associated with major damage.
Common Noise are:
  • Valve Train Noise
  • Timing Chain Noise
  • Connecting Rod Noise
  • Detonation, Pre-Ignition (Pinging) Noise
  • Crankshaft Bearing Noise
  • Piston Slap
  • Piston Pin Noise
  • Whining Noise
  • Ticking Noise
  • Hissing
  • Rattling
Again, don’t turn your back on car engine noise, and hope that it’ll just go away on its own. Chances are it won’t–and you’ll wind up with an even bigger problem.

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