engine knocking

Asked by Apr 04, 2016 at 08:15 PM about the 1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have recently purchased an eclipse. When u start
the car up u hear a knocking. We have determined
that it is one of the valves knocking. When u raise
the rpms it gets louder and then fades away. Any
ideas what could be causing it. It has sat without
being started for about 2 years, we made sure that
all of the fluids were full before we moved it. Any
ideas

3 Answers

1,790

Spring...sorry but you said what may be wrong with it, two years sitting without starting it. Cars are not meant to be stored like that. Unless your gonna work on it taken it to few mechanics , don't tell em what u think it is and see if two agree and what the price to fix is. Hope all goes well!

1,790

Oh if you decide to try and fix after talkin to mechanics look up YouTube to see if its not over your head to do

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
21,120

Change oil and filter add some Lucas Engine Oil Stabilizer to oil. My friends vehicle sounded like a sewing machine when he pressed on the gas l changed his oil and filter and added the Lucas and it been 3 months now no tapping. Tapping did not stop right away it took about 45 minutes setting at idle and the tapping gradually went away.

Your Answer

Eclipse

Looking for a Used Eclipse in your area?

CarGurus has 1,064 nationwide Eclipse listings starting at $1,500.

ZIP:

Mitsubishi Eclipse Experts

  • #1
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    1,660
  • #2
    Daniel Foster
    Reputation
    740
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    490
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder
13 Great Deals out of 441 listings starting at $1,495
Used Ford Mustang
341 Great Deals out of 42,379 listings starting at $1,488
Used Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
13 Great Deals out of 591 listings starting at $12,700
Used Honda Civic
594 Great Deals out of 53,439 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Camaro
398 Great Deals out of 31,481 listings starting at $3,495
Used Honda Civic Coupe
168 Great Deals out of 10,970 listings starting at $1,800
Used BMW 3 Series
1,117 Great Deals out of 34,038 listings starting at $1,209
Used Toyota Celica
4 Great Deals out of 294 listings starting at $1,984

Used Cars For Sale

2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse For Sale
38 listings starting at $5,762
2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 56 listings starting at $5,400
2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse For Sale
118 listings starting at $3,900
2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse For Sale
140 listings starting at $2,900

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.