have an 02 sebring coupe 3.0l just started bad engine knock on 2002 Chrysler Sebring

sound like it could be a collapsed lifter maybe ? car has 150,000 km . Or is there something else i should check ?

by in Point Roberts, WA on February 06, 2014
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ANSWER by on February 06, 2014
The problem with engine noise here is we cant hear it! Your best bet is to have a mechanic listen to it! Most likely an experenced mechanic can tell right off what it is,, or have a good idea,, as most engine noises have their own unique sound that he/she is familiar with.
COMMENT by on February 06, 2014
I realize you cant hear it . I guess what im asking is there any ( common ) problems with the three liter that would make the tick . Is there other three liters you know of that have ever had a collased lifter ? im an old mechanic myself . problem being i dont know neww cars ! technology has shot past me . I personaly think it IS a lifter problem .Sounds like it anyway . curios ? thanks . I have to pull it apart to fix it regardless.
COMMENT by on February 06, 2014
Could very well be a lifter! Is it bad enough to be skipping or engine misfire? One more thing, is it the 3.0 24 valve engine?
COMMENT by on February 07, 2014
theres no skipping or missfire at all ,thats what makes me curios? . it is a 24 valve . ive been looking around and the 2.7 L seems to be a common rod bearing problem . Car has 154,000miles . im wondering ,since im gonna pull it apart anyway i may as well change the rod bearings anyway . can this be done under the car , or does motor need to be pulled ? thanks for your help .

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