97 Camry bad engine knock


#1

My Camry has only 225,000 on it, and all of a sudden developed an engine knock when I started it about four weeks ago. Fairly constant when engine running, but not audible when I’m moving right along. Someone told me a spun engine bearing, but I’ve driven close to 1,000 miles since it started. The car runs okay. Oil has been changed every 3-5k, including after the problem started. Any other options besides an engine bearing? Cost?


#2

“My Camry has only 225,000 on it”

Not what I’d call ‘only’…you’re at the point where major things can start to go wrong with any car. You need to find a good mechanic, have them take a look.


#3

Engine knock could be something internal or an accessory with a bad bearing inside. Since no one can hear it not distinguish it I give it a cost of $50(bad belt) - $3000(for new engine).

You will only get blind well really deaf guesses here unless you can post a half decent sound clip.