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2003 Chevrolet Venture Question: What makes a loud knocking sound in the engine all of a sudden in idle?

 

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Taustin5, 3.4L V6, Murfreesboro, TN, July 14, 2014, 06:50
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I had a diagnostic run, and they said that my head gaskets are blown (but I have not oil leak nor water in the oil), cylinders 1,3,&5 are misfiring and the others are intermittent, the water pump was going bad, and there is a leak in the block (possibly just because the water pump is bad). Water pump did go, and I had it towed home. We replaced the water pump, and then started to flush the radiator and put stop leak in it. While running the car for about 5 minutes after putting in the flush solution, we revved the car just a little to help get the flush moving through the system and all of a sudden the engine started making a horrible loud knocking sound. We of course immediately shut it off, but now I am scared to turn it back on. Is the van done for?

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    pushrod July 14, 2014, 07:04
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    Oil level been checked?... How hot did the engine get when the H20 pump went out??.... Based on your discription, you need an engine!!

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