WHAT IS CAUSING THIS PINGING NOISE?

  • Tiny
  • U_Ryoung
  • 2006 Chevrolet Silverado
  • 7,500 miles

I have a 2006 chevy silverado 1500 4.3 v6. I had two check engine codes. The first one was for the oxygen sensor in bank 2. I replaced the sensor and the code went away. The second code was from multiple misfires. I changed the cap, rotor, and wires and this made that code go away. Now there is a loud pinging noise coming from the passenger side of the truck. There are no check engine lights on anymore. What could cause the pinging noise?

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Friday, June 1st, 2012 AT 3:27 PM

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  • KHLow2008
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You need to find out where the noise is being emitted from for us to be able to assist you.

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Friday, June 1st, 2012 AT 3:38 PM
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Seems from the general area of the flex plate. My thoughts are it could be the cat in the y-pipe.

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Friday, June 1st, 2012 AT 3:44 PM
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It is possible as misfires can cause the cat to go bad due to overheating if excessive fuel had been discharged to it for extended periods.

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Friday, June 1st, 2012 AT 7:52 PM

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