1999 Chrysler Town & Country Q&A
1999 Chrysler Town & Country Question: knocking in engine
Knocking sounds are never good. It could be a sign of present or past oil starvation internally in the engine which has cause crankshaft bearing or connecting rod bearing failure. As the engine runs and builds up oil pressure and that pressure gets out to all the internal rotating engine components combined with components in the engine expanding with heat, the noise may go away. When you turn the air conditioning on the compressor puts aditional load on the engine which could mean an engine problem or a problem with the compressor which would be a much better problem to hava as it would not be an internal engine problem. Without being able to drive your car and listen to the problem, and do some basic diagnostic tests first hand it is difficult to speculate as to the cause of the noise, but get a trained ear to listen as it could be something serious. You may have to leave the vehicle over night so the engine can be started from cold. - patrick mannion
Loud engine knock. Told by mechanic this is a blown rod and engine replacement required. 107.000 miles. Thoughts on cause, alternative repairs, cost. Thanks
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