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There are many potential causes for engine knocking noises, and they vary slightly from one vehicle to another. However, there are a few causes of knocking noises that are much more common than others. Some of the usual ... More »

Diagnose engine problems by engine noise by first becoming familiar with the way the engine sounds when it is running properly and then recognizing the pattern and pitch of the noise being made. Clicking or chatter that ... More »

When an engine knocks, one of the likely causes is low-quality fuel. Fuel of low quality or a low octane rating results in many different problems in the engine. This fuel rating informs the consumer of the amount of com... More »

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