Car is knocking


Asked by Apr 18, 2016 at 07:46 PM about the 2001 Oldsmobile Alero GL

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Car started knocking while I was driving.
The more I hit the gas the more it knocked.
Sounds like it's coming from the motor.

5 Answers


Have you checked the oil?


Yes it was low so I added a couple of qts but it's still knocking


And so it will continue to knock as the rod bearings are bad now.


So does that mean that the motor is blown


No it is not blown yet, but would be if you keep driving it. If the car is in good shape, and you want to keep it you may want to consider a rebuilt engine. Looks like you would have around $3400 into it, buying the engine and having someone put it in. Or you could get a junk yard engine, lot cheaper.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions


Looking for a Used Alero in your area?

CarGurus has 700 nationwide Alero listings starting at $3,995.


Search Oldsmobile Alero Questions

Oldsmobile Alero Experts

#1 sun4shine2006
Reputation 480
#2 tenspeed
Reputation 190
#3 Nir Eliyaho
Nir Eliyaho
Reputation 180
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Pontiac Grand Am"
1,981 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Malibu"
1,148 Great Deals out of 73,044 listings starting at $695
Used Pontiac Grand Prix"
30 Great Deals out of 4,356 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda Accord"
1,255 Great Deals out of 78,694 listings starting at $1,400
Used Ford Mustang"
731 Great Deals out of 41,065 listings starting at $900
Used Honda Civic"
1,146 Great Deals out of 59,092 listings starting at $995
Used Chevrolet Impala"
932 Great Deals out of 35,698 listings starting at $1,500
Used Nissan Maxima"
495 Great Deals out of 24,224 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chrysler Sebring"
54 Great Deals out of 4,261 listings starting at $1,795
Used Toyota Camry"
1,587 Great Deals out of 98,372 listings starting at $895
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo"
12 Great Deals out of 2,062 listings starting at $2,000
Used Buick LeSabre"
19 Great Deals out of 2,612 listings starting at $1,950