I recently started having a very loud knocking noise in my engine and I can’t place it. Mostly due to my lack of car knowledge I can only trouble shoot so far.
The following conditions are what I can really only go from and hopefully someone can tell me where to start.
-when I’m in park or neutral the knocking happens in about 5 beats per second.
- while idleing in gear it almost goes away.
- while driving it increases in frequency and intensity the higher the rpms, until it switches gears, then its dull until I get closer to topping out another gear.
- No real functionality of the car has changed.
-I tried doing a mild brake torque, in both drive and reverse, and the engine did not move.
- the knock is pretty hard to locate exactly but seems to come from the passenger side.
I appreciate anyone taking the time to read this. I’m hoping it’s not to serious because I just filled the gas tank.