Mechanics

SCRATCHING NOISE

1997 Mitsubishi Diamante • 154,000 miles

The car makes scratching noise that seems to be coming from the engine. The noise is heard when the car starts and also during the acceleration, especially while driving on low gear and at low speed. Once the car goes into 3rd or 4th gear and the speed is increased, the noise dissappears
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Elenska1
March 14, 2012.



Maybe spark knock sound? Sounds are hard to diagnose over net. Does it do it idling in park? If so open hood and use tube to ear or auto stethoscope to try and pinpoint.

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Fixitmr
Mar 14, 2012.