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Always check your repair monuel before using any tip to see if it will hurt your electrical or ignition system. Increase the rpm until the noise is heard then disable one fuel injector at a time. When the noise quits you have found the cylinder with the problem. If your engine is carb you have to pull one spark plug wire at a time to determine the cylinder. If the noise does not quit the problem is in the top end of the motor or the belt or acces. system. One last hint, cracked automatic flywheels will sound just like a rod bearing.

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Q: How do you determine if you have a rod knock?
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