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This is a discussion on noise when starting within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; i dont know if recently the cold contributed to the noise but upon start-up there sometimes is whats sounds to ...

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    noise when starting

    i dont know if recently the cold contributed to the noise but upon start-up there sometimes is whats sounds to be a clunking ?knocking? noise coming from the drivers side engine bay. if i rev it up over like a 1500rpm it goes or when it warms up goes away. i dont think its anything that serious but wat do u guys think.

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    Piston slap is common. If it's piston slap I'd not worry.
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    I have the same problem and it sounds like piston slap to a T but I've heard that can do some damage over time. GM had a serious problem in a bunch of their 2000-2001 model year cars. So can it really cause a lot of damage over time?

    What is Piston Slap

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    yeah i have been hearing it also but reading around the whole introweb, it seems fairly common.

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