why is the engine knocking when it wasnt prior to installing new intake gaskets

Asked by Dec 19, 2014 at 11:11 AM about the 2001 Ford Windstar Limited

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I recently replaced the intake gaskets on the vehicle. prior to this, the vehicle ran fine until the gaskets were replaced. now the engine has a loud knocking noise and light tapping. sounds like a lifter or a loose rod in the engine.

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Could you have dropped something in the engine

No, because I covered up the valley upon taking off the lower intake and ports while cleaning up around the gasket seatings.

Replaced head gasket and intake basket know I have a knocking it didn't do it before

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