Will a bad injector make a knocking noise?

Will a bad injector make a knocking noise?

Knock Knock Engine knock results from the miss-timing of the combustion process between the injector firing and piston movement, resulting in a knocking sound from the engine. This symptom indicates that more components than just the injector are now involved.

What does a faulty injector sound like?

If your car’s idle noise has changed and feels rougher, the fuel injectors may not be delivering fuel as they should. Several faults can cause a rough idle noise, including a bad spark plug or a dirty air filter, but clogged injectors are one of the most common reasons for this.

What to do if your diesel engine is making a knocking noise?

Nothing catastrophic can happen to your engine from this type of injector noise. In most cases, diesel purge will quiet all the noises related to your injectors and will soften up the knocking noise as well.

Can a bad knock sensor cause an engine to knock?

There’s even a knock sensor that’s designed to detect engine knock and tell the Engine Control Unit, so it can correct the problem automatically. This naturally means that a bad knock sensor can allow the engine to knock.

Why does my IDI engine make a loud knock?

It’s not normal knock – it’s pretty damn loud. I do appreciate a normal cold IDI diesel engine is noisy but this is +30% extra. It ‘seems’ to be coming from the engine rather than the pump – as if a pump setting/problem is causing the knock rather than anything physical within the pump. Hard to tell though.

What does it mean when your car engine knocks?

If the smooth rumble you’re used to coming from your engine is replaced with a repetitive tapping or pinging sound that becomes louder and faster as you accelerate, that’s a classic sign of engine knock. But “engine knock” can describe a variety of different noises that can each be caused by all sorts of individual problems.