Ticking/Knocking 96 3.8 ???
OK, Im looking at a 96 Convertible auto car for my wife. It has the v6 motor. A friend of mine is selling it cheap, like 2500 dollars. It is in good shape, on 70,000 miles. Here is the problem.
There is a knocking sound coming from the motor. When I started up the car it wasnt doing it at all. I reved it up to about 2500 or maybe like 3000 rpm's and thats when the sound starts. Its almost like a clunk more than a tick tick. The motor doesnt shake at all, its not exhaust. This guy took it to a mechanic who said it was the camhaft after listening to it for a few seconds, but i doubt he could really diagnose it that fast, especially without really looking at it. Im just looking for ideas of what it might be. I just dont want it to be bottom end crank issues. Like I said, it wouldnt do it just idling. No check engine lights. any help is appreciated.
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