I have a problem with a 1997 honda civil lx with what has been called a knocking condition by a mechanic. It sounds like a valve train knock, and is not a rod or bottom end knock. The car seems to be straining just to go slow speeds. My last engine died because it got dented and ran out of oil. So I had the engine replaced with one that was supposed to have only about 60k on it. Now I have exactly the same problem. It is very loud. It has caused my ears to ring.
It seems to be a little better when it is cold. It has trouble going up hills or mountain passes. Also I wondered if I can get a refund if this is due to the engine just being worn out and tired like they said the last one was. Thank you for any help on this.
Thursday, May 31st, 2007 AT 12:10 AM