I have a four-cylinder chevy that I let sit for a year.
When I fired up the engine, there was this tremedous
engine knock that sounded as if engine failure was
happening. So I turned it off and cursed my bad luck
Six months later my land-lord tells me I have to move
my li'l undriveable piece of junk because she has to
tar the parking lot. This time I fire up the mutha and
discover an engine knock that almost disappears
when you throw it in gear. What happened to fiendish
That would likely be a gummed up pilot or throwout bearing. It might
actually become quiet as it gets used.
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frank wight wrote:
If its an automatic transmission, almost guaranteed that the torque
converter to flex plate bolts are loose. I have heard them a few times,
first time I thought sure the car (a chevy cavalier) was done, spun a rod
bearing for sure. Neighbor guy suggested checking for loose bolts on the
converter and sure enough that was the problem.
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