Knocking in engine

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Asked by Aug 19, 2016 at 04:41 PM about the 2000 Ford Mustang Coupe

Question type: General

I have a 2000 ford mustang that started
knocking when I'm accelerating.. what
could this be please?

6 Answers

21,730

Check oil level maybe low on oil. If full and still knocking either timing is off or bad rod bearing.

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Just had oil change.. not low. Any other tips please. It's getting louder every time I drive it. Thank you

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Yes..thank you. Can't be oil issues. Maintained regularly and changed recently. Is this "rod" an expensive job?

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30,175

is it a knock for sure or a timing ping????

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21,730

Check your anti freeze level. If it is low it is a rod knock I know this because just worked on a vehicle that run low on anti freeze and the rod bearing started knocking. On that vehicle I replaced the rod bearings by lifting front end and supporting it and removed oil pan and replaced rod bearings do not know if all vehicles can be done this way.

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Is your check engine or service engine soon light on? If so it could be the knock sensor. The knock sensor is like a microphone that listens for spark/knock. When it hears it a signal is sent to the computer (PCM) to retard the ignition timing and stop the spark/knock. As far as it being a rod knock, at 16 years old, it could very well be. Everything wears out sooner or later no matter how well it's taken care of. But let's hope not!! HTH. -Jim

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