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Old 04-13-2012, 09:50 AM   #1
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Loud Knocking Noise

I have a Y reg ford focus zetec, 1.6. Just recently, when starting the engine there is a loud knocking noise which appears to be coming from the front passenger side. The noise disappears once a gear is engaged or the clutch is pressed. The noise isnt there all the time, it happened a few weeks ago for a day or so then it has just happened again. Any ideas what this could be??


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Old 04-13-2012, 02:30 PM   #2
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Could be the water pump. Mine was loose and would make a horrible rattling/knocking sound until i tightened it, problem solved, once again quiet :) But this awful sound was present until i put it in D.
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Old 04-13-2012, 05:38 PM   #3
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If you have a broken motor mount, it can let the whole engine bounce around a bit more than it should.

If you can do some more detective work to find out more precisely where the noise is coming from, tough on intermittent issues.
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:10 AM   #4
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This sounds very strange...but having thought back to when these noises occured we noticed it is when we have been driving through heavy rain! any thoughts?
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