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Why do i have a loud knocking from the engine when i accelerate?

(1999 Pontiac Grand Am)
in Cleveland, OH on May 16, 2016
i was getting on the freeway yesterday and i started hearing knocking in the front of the car. my grandpa looked at it i told him that my oil light has been on for a while but i was told it was okay cause its an old car. he checked the oil an i had barely anything. he put oil in it but only 2 quarts and when i accelerate it still makes a loud knocking in my engine. what could this be?
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on May 16, 2016
It's likely a failed 'connecting rod bearing' if it only knocks when accelerating .. Car savvy person or mechanic can remove plug wires 'one at a time' while engine is running .. If knocking gets quieter or goes away .. Rod bearing failure is confirmed .. on that particular cylinder .. Repair requires engine removal for disassembly to install a crankshaft kit or the engine may need to be replaced... Oil pan removal for bearing inspection is the best way to check the extent of damage .. Good luck with it!
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