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1999 Chevrolet Prizm Base 4dr Sedan

1999 Chevrolet Prizm
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Front Wheel Drive, 4dr Sedan, Compact
31 mpg city / 37 mpg hwy
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August 28, 2009, 9:32 am

Robert R

Question: I have been told that engine noise is from piston slap in #2 cylinder, what can be done?

Engine tapping noise at idle.
Acceleration to 3RD gear causes engine to make clicking sounds until engine levels off.

I have not found evidence of a leak or that it is burning oil. I used high mileage oil to replace the existing oil. The engine is somewhat less noisy but continues at acceleration. I have been told that the piston in #2 cylinder has piston slap.-any recommendations?

August 31, 2009, 6:05 pm

Gregorio E

Do a compression test on the motor and pay special attention to cylinder #2. This will give you a good idea if it is a problem with that cylinder and if the problem could be in other cylinders. You may need to take the vehicle to a shop to have it properly inspected.

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