Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Internal engine noise

asked by on

I hear an internal engine noise.

A: If you are hearing an engine noise, the bes...

If you are hearing an engine noise, the best thing to do is to let an experienced mechanic listen to it to determine if it is coming from the internal, or external engine components. External problems could come from the belts, pulleys, or other external components. If the noise is internal, then the noise could be piston slap, or problems with the bearings, lifters, valve train, or rods. I recommend having a mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, run a detailed inspection of your engine noise, and recommend the best path to repair.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Lights on dash suddenly started flashing while driving, accompanied by car surging & stalling

The vehicle may have a problem with the power relay in the central junction box that powers the ignition and computer on the car. The relays and connections to the junction box will need to be checked if the problem...

Q: Hesitation, sputtering and check engine light flickering

The problems you are having may be the electrical harness intermittently loosing contact with the engine control module (ECM). The ECM may be loosing power intermittently from the main power supply. This is not a common issue; a qualified mechanic...

Q: Fuse keeps blowing.

Hi, it sounds like you may have a injector that is shorted to ground or an injector cable that is shorted. You can test them with an ohm meter. I would suggest getting a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic,...

Related articles

P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.