Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Engine knocking 1999 Dodge Ram 1500

asked by on

i check the oil and water before driving my truck and this morning i was driving about 2 to 3 miles down the road and i start hearing a knocking in the bottom of the engine at the tranmission and it is running ruff and skipping i got up to 45 mph and everythings start shaking

My car has 114000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello - your description may cover multiple issues. The engine misfire could be caused by bad spark plugs, coils or even a fuel supply problem The knocking noise may well be a worn or damaged connecting rod or crankshaft bearing. The misfire would make a worn bearing situation worse. Check the engine oil level first to be sure the engine has an adequate oil supply. I would recommend an inspection of the engine knock (since that symptom may represent on-going damage to the engine) by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to your location, diagnose this problem, give you an accurate assessment of damage and cost estimate for repairs.

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

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Engine knocking 1999 Dodge Ram 1500

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: It cranks but does not start

It would help to know a bit about the engine size. This model can have 6 different engines configurations. If the vehicle has a crank no start, then you will need to isolate the problem area by first testing for...

Q: Knocking/ticking sound when engine idles

The only way to diagnose a knocking noise is to hear it to see if the noise is in the top or bottom of the engine. If from the bottom, then a piston, rod, or crankshaft problem is present. If...

Q: AC issue - 2008 Dodge Charger

Hi there. If the compressor is turning on and if the pressures are correct, then the lines need to be checked. If one of the lines going into the firewall are cold then the system may be working fine. If...

Related articles

Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
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...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...