Diagnosing Engine Noises

Engine diagnosis is extremely difficult when we look at all the various parts that make up the overall engine. Without the correct tools, diagnostic equipment or knowledge and experience engine faults can be time consuming and extremely difficult to diagnose the main cause of the problem.

Quite often before an engine fault happens you may hear certain noises such as knocking, clicking or change in tone which will help a mechanic to pin point the area of the fault.

An experienced mechanic can determine a fault just by listening for irregular noises. The main areas of the engine that are usually prone to engine problems that your mechanic will pay more attention to in order to diagnose an engine problem quicker and without any diagnostic equipment will include Piston Ring, Valvetrain, Piston Slap, Piston Pin, Crankshaft and Connecting Rod.

If you are experiencing issues with your engine and are hearing unusual sounds from your engine area you may want to click here to see a Diagnosing Engine Noises infographic that helps explain the areas of the engine, the sounds that these parts of the engine make and what usually causes the sounds. Thiis information will help determine the problem you have and give you an idea of what repair cost to get quoted for.


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