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2002 Saturn L300 Question: engine is loud and clanging suddenly does sat l300 have rods or is it valves?

 

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geminidreamr, 3.0L V6, Loveland, OH, July 02, 2013, 10:46
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engine was fine night before but when i started it the next morning it sounded loud and like metal on metal. i didn't move it. does the L300 2002 saturn have rods in the engine or is this a valve problem?

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    Real Auto Haus (111 Answers) , Westmont, IL - (630) 361-6756
    TristanReal July 02, 2013, 12:12
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    Clanking or knocking noises can be caused by bad rod bearings which are caused by oil deprivation. Check your oil quality and level.

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    geminidreamr, July 02, 2013, 13:34
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    the oil was changed about 3 months ago, i checked the oil level today on it and it's only slightly low. there was no knocking at all the night before. my mechanic is advising i get another engine. i'm just baffled why this happened.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13269 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper July 02, 2013, 13:02
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    get diag and est from your mech could be either

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