Engine noise on 1991 Dodge Shadow

I have a 91 dodge shadow with a 2.2 liter engine. About 1 week ago it started making a very loud knocking sound from the engine I check my valve and everything was tight and looked like in good working order and while driving the car the noise kind of goes away till I change gears. is there any thing else that I should be looking at

by in Brooklyn, MD on November 21, 2010
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2 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by , November 21, 2010
Check oil level and condition. The 2.2 engine was good at blowing head gasket, oil may apear milky if this is the case.
COMMENT by , November 23, 2010
Oil level was good and not milky still haven't figured out what's going on yet
ANSWER by , October 09, 2015
It's the beginning of the end my friend