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2001: I have a2001 v8 jeep Laredo wagon it got hot there

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Hi I have a2001 v8 jeep Laredo wagon it got hot there is a ratel it sounds like the centre of motor and still driveable no missing on motor.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Australia Car
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.
Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!
There are many things that will cause a noise inside the engine. A broken valvespring or loose rocker arm will cause a knock type noise from the top en but should also come with an engine miss.
if the engine runs ok it's more likely to be a piston, wristpin, or rod bearing issue. You can try killing each cylinder one at a time, if the noise lessens then you have a piston, rod bearing or wristpin issue.
The problem appears to have started after the engine was overheated?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes the noise started after it got hot when you rev the motor the noise fades away but when idle it's a taping sound
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.
Have you killed cylinders one at a time to see if the noise lessens?

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