engine clatters after putting in all new valves and new timing belt, Mitsubishi Galant 2002

Asked by Oct 17, 2014 at 11:36 PM about the 2002 Mitsubishi Galant ES

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Timing belt broke and bent all the valve arms. Engine re-builder put in all new valves. Mechanic put it all back together. First time car was started there was and still is a clattering noise from the engine. The car runs fine but sounds terrible. What can be causing this noise? It sounds like metal on metal knocking.

2 Answers

73,905

When valve,s were bent,they hit the piston,when this happen,may have bent the piston rod,s and warped them all so,did they check for damage and looseness to the rod,s?

37,655

Soon it will go BOOM BOOM then no more ZOOM ZOOM. You are on borrowed time.

Your Answer

Mitsubishi Galant Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    820
  • #2
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    800
  • #3
    Daniel Foster
    Reputation
    610
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Mitsubishi Lancer
43 Great Deals out of 3,333 listings starting at $2,000
Used Honda Accord
424 Great Deals out of 101,059 listings starting at $1,200
Used Mitsubishi Eclipse
10 Great Deals out of 873 listings starting at $1,488
Used Toyota Camry
761 Great Deals out of 70,900 listings starting at $1,200
Used Honda Civic
333 Great Deals out of 52,980 listings starting at $1,200
Used Nissan Altima
720 Great Deals out of 70,157 listings starting at $1,495
Used Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
10 Great Deals out of 482 listings starting at $13,998
Used Toyota Corolla
571 Great Deals out of 66,738 listings starting at $1,449
Used Hyundai Sonata
365 Great Deals out of 49,687 listings starting at $1,250
Used Ford Mustang
270 Great Deals out of 37,082 listings starting at $2,150
Used Nissan Maxima
200 Great Deals out of 17,499 listings starting at $1,900
Used Mitsubishi Outlander
70 Great Deals out of 13,051 listings starting at $2,500
Used Mazda MAZDA6
152 Great Deals out of 11,014 listings starting at $1,000
Used Hyundai Elantra
423 Great Deals out of 48,041 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Camaro
224 Great Deals out of 28,922 listings starting at $3,900

Used Cars For Sale

2012 Mitsubishi Galant ES For Sale
42 listings starting at $3,700
2011 Mitsubishi Galant ES For Sale
15 listings starting at $5,500
2010 Mitsubishi Galant ES For Sale
10 listings starting at $4,999

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.