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2.0 lancer ES engine knock when cold

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Old 12-05-2012, 09:27 AM
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I have an 04' Lancer ES with the 2.0 engine. When cold, the engine has a tapping or knocking sound. It get quieter when I rev it a little or put it in gear (auto trans.) The noise goes away after 2-5 minutes depending how fast it warms up. Bought this from a relative who said it's been doing it for a few years. The car has 107,00 miles on it.

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Old 12-08-2012, 06:46 AM
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Anyone?
 
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:26 AM
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mitsubishi is famous for lifter knock
 
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:02 AM
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It seems to be a little lower pitched than a tapping sound though. I did use a poorman's stethoscope on the oil pan and the sound did not seem to come from there. Could it be piston slap? Is that common in a mitsu?
 
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