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Tapping Noise From Bottom Of Engine On My Estima Lucida 93


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hi just wondered if anyone can help. i have a 93 estima lucida. just done Oil and filter change and still got a knocking tapping noise from bottom of engine when it warm. the car drives brill other than that. thanks.

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It may be that a thrust washer between engine and transmission had disintegrated (or was missing) which in turn allowed over half an inch of 'end float' of the crank shaft to damage a plate which joins the flywheel to the torque converter. (This plate seems rather flimsy considering the forces involved). That may account for the noise.

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Big ends! - It does it when warm when the Oil is thinner.

Does it seem more pronounced at a certain RPM? (about 2300 was the "sweet spot" on a supra from memory)

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It may be that a thrust washer between engine and transmission had disintegrated (or was missing) which in turn allowed over half an inch of 'end float' of the crank shaft to damage a plate which joins the flywheel to the torque converter. (This plate seems rather flimsy considering the forces involved). That may account for the noise.

thanks is this expensive to repair.
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Big ends! - It does it when warm when the oil is thinner.

Does it seem more pronounced at a certain RPM? (about 2300 was the "sweet spot" on a supra from memory)

it ok when engine first starts but as gets warmer it sounds more. is this serious or nothing to worry about. thanks.
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It may be that a thrust washer between engine and transmission had disintegrated (or was missing) which in turn allowed over half an inch of 'end float' of the crank shaft to damage a plate which joins the flywheel to the torque converter. (This plate seems rather flimsy considering the forces involved). That may account for the noise.

thanks. is this expensive to repair.
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It may be that a thrust washer between engine and transmission had disintegrated (or was missing) which in turn allowed over half an inch of 'end float' of the crank shaft to damage a plate which joins the flywheel to the torque converter. (This plate seems rather flimsy considering the forces involved). That may account for the noise.

thanks. is this expensive to repair.

£200:00 to £250:00 for the above, but it may be best let Mr T quote you first, I may be wrong

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