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2002 Honda Accord Coupe 2.3l. Horrible knock coming from

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Hi. 2002 Honda Accord Coupe 2.3l. Horrible knock coming from "bellhousing" area. Thought it was an engine bearing failure, but starting to think it could be transaxle issue. Car will die at idle in all gears including park! Doesn't die in neutral. Like the engine is put under load, even in park.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Honda
Expert:  Roy replied 1 year ago.

good evening my name is ***** ***** I will assist

first, check the bolts that attach the torque converter to the flywheel. if they are loose it will make a knocking noise. also, if the flywheel is cracked it will make noise.

check these first

Roy

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
That's kinda what I'm hoping. But would this possibly cause the stalling issue?
Expert:  Roy replied 1 year ago.

no, it will not. that would be a separate issue all together. that could be a throttle body being carboned up, idle air control motor failure or vacuum leak. are there any codes in the system???

Roy

Expert:  Roy replied 1 year ago.

how are you making out

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
LOL. Found the problem! Dropped the oil pan yesterday and found that the previous owner has spun all five main bearings! Didn't bother checking the rod bearings.
Cody.
Expert:  Roy replied 1 year ago.

is the crank damaged??

Roy

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yep. Journals are scored and center main carrier in the block has a small chunk taken out were the bearing tab gouged through.
Expert:  Roy replied 1 year ago.

motor needs to come out and get re built.

Roy

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