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2006 Chevrolet Impala LS 4dr Sedan

2006 Chevrolet Impala
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan LS, Large
21 mpg city / 31 mpg hwy
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August 21, 2013, 4:58 am

Jeremy B
 

Question: motor sounds

I hear the lifters rattling when I am stop at stop signs etc.... It also sounds and sometime I feel what I best describe as compression lost, I hear mostly now that I have to replace my muffler. Could it be only due to the tail pipe needs replaced, or is it an engine compression issue, oxygen sensor? The sputters very lightly when slowly accelerating however if I get on hit on take offs there is absolutely no sputtering.


August 21, 2013, 5:49 pm

Richard W
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You could have a loose spark plug or a exhaust leak causing the noise. I would have the tune up checked. At the same time listen for where the noise is. Try to pinpoint the location.


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