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2001 Dodge Dakota Question: What could be causing a constant knocking /rattling noise coming from my engine?

 

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My Sharona, 2.5L 4 Cylinder, Spring, TX, April 16, 2012, 19:22
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The knocking /rattling noise happens from start up, when idle and when I accelerate. It was not that loud at first but it has started to get louder. I noticed it about a month and half ago after an oil change.

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    chinasinoy April 16, 2012, 23:48
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    i suggest you get a car diagnostic tool check your engine,
    which one to get, it depends on your car model and year
    http://www.chinasinoy.com/wholesale/car-diagnostic-tools/

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    My Sharona, April 17, 2012, 04:54
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    I have a 2001 Dodge Dakota Sport 2.5L 4-Cylinder

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13428 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper April 17, 2012, 06:14
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    is the oil full and what grade did they use?

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    My Sharona, April 17, 2012, 07:34
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    The oil is full now, I checked it yesterday and there was barely no oil. They used Valvoline 5W-30, I put in about 3 qts. of Pennzoil 10W-30.

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    globalhelper, April 17, 2012, 09:00
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    SOUNDS LIKE YOU FOUND THE PROBLEM

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    My Sharona, April 17, 2012, 09:58
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    Will the knocking subside? I am worried that something has been damaged.

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    globalhelper, April 17, 2012, 13:04
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    YES YOU PROBABLY DID SOME INTERNAL ENG DAMAGE RUNNING WITH LOW OIL

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    My Sharona, April 17, 2012, 14:17
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    Thank you for your responses, I appreciate the feedback. The oil light never came on and there was still oil pressure. It will be a few weeks before I can get it to a garage. Will I be causing further damage by driving it, please forgive me as I am not very knowledgeable when it comes to vehicles.

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