Q: the engine has a melattic rattleing sound and oil leaking

asked by on March 21, 2017

I have a 2000 Honda CRV. In the past 3 years, the engine has a metallic rattling sound that is not associated with pressing gas peddle. It will become less noticing as the engine warms up. It also has oil leaking beneath it. It's mileage is over 20,000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello, thank you for writing in. The noise may be related to the oil leak. Low oil pressure and lack of lubrication to the engine causes a large number of engine components to wear quickly and rub when they should not. Locate and resolve the oil leak first. If you can see the leak, then its exterior and you can trace the leak to its source. If you cannot see fluid leaking, then it may be a leaking head gasket. You can then retest the vehicle for the noise, and take further diagnostics from there need be. Contact our service department for more information about scheduling an appointment.

Was this answer helpful?
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

Strong gas smell when car is sitting

Hi, thanks for writing in. The strong gas smell may be an indication of a fuel leak from a fuel line somewhere or potentially an evaporative emissions system leak. Check to see if you see any visible signs of fuel...

What does the SRS indicator on the dash mean?

Your air bag system is technically called the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) and you’ll see that abbreviation on each air bag cover, as well as a couple of lights on the dash. The main SRS indicator looks like a person...

Car will not move in gear after we bleed the clutch slave cylinder 2011 Dodge Caliber

Hello - if releasing the clutch pedal with the car in gear does not produce forward motion with the transmission in a forward gear, then yes, the clutch has likely failed. This would be a failure of the clutch disk...

Related articles

2012 Toyota Corolla vs. 2012 Honda Civic: Which One Should I Buy?
Compact cars are the unsung heroes, slightly larger than a subcompact, but not quite big enough to be classified as a mid-size sedan. These vehicles have a small wheelbase of no longer than 109 inches with between 100 and 109...
The Best Tool to Find Coolant Leaks
Diagnosing a car issue can be a tricky without proper tools. A coolant pressure tester is useful for diagnosing overheating issues and coolant leaks.
How to Buy a Good Quality Water Pump
When When your car is running it's important that it maintains the proper temperature, which is why the water pump is so important. Not only does it pump water, as the name suggests, but it also pumps coolant into the...