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I'm so happy today. so happy. I had this awful, nasty knocking coming from the engine. Now, understand that my car leaks oil like you would not believe, but I hardly ever drive her these days and I am beyond anal about the oil level. Anyway, I have this horrible scary knock. It sounds like it's coming from the front of the engine. I fear the worst (although on checking the oil, it was still almost full). Anyway, I was investigating further yesterday and I'm not convinced that it's actually rod knock, and after turning the engine off and listenting, I start checking for moving parts taht shouldn't move. I check the belt tension, and the power fucking steering belt is loose* and I start wondering how it could have gotten that way. I check the power steering pump, and sure enough, it moves slightly, causing a knocking sound not unlike rod knock. About 10 seconds and a 13mm socket later, it's fixed and my car isn't knocking anymore.



*- see my earlier thread from last year entitled "fuck power steering"
 

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ha nice always nice to find out it's something simple!
 
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