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Q: Identifying car noise

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I hear a strange noise that sounds like a rod or lifter.

A: Hello. It is common for rods and/or lifters...

Hello. It is common for rods and/or lifters to make a knocking noise when they go bad. Keep in mind that there are moving parts on the engine that could make strange noises that can sometimes sound like a rod or lifter. You should have a certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, check your engine noise in order to pinpoint what the noise is and recommend necessary repairs.

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