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.

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66,705

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?

34,695

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

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