Tag: hose

By on March 24, 2014

radiator hose. Shutterstock user 7th Son Studio

We had two updates to a previous Piston Slap this weekend, surprisingly within two hours of each other.  Let’s hear from the OP first:

TTAC Commentator sundvl76 writes:

Sajeev, reporting back:

You may be interested in this, if for no other reason than to add to your diagnostic toolbox; my experience certainly can’t be unique: Several comments below your post also suggested the motor mount(s) as the problem. I more recently discussed this with a professional wrench acquaintance, who also said that the mounts can be expected to go south after ~80K miles; he suggested using a padded floor jack to lift slightly on the engine during a time when I detected the “rough” idle (the oil pan on this vehicle, and maybe all Duratec engines, is waffled cast aluminum). Bingo! The vibration ceased when I did that. (Read More…)

Recent Comments

  • CKNSLS Sierra SLT: I like the socket sets from the store that’s named after the place where you would dock a...
  • Rocket: Terrible audio, but from what I’m hearing I’m not convinced it’s a V8. Doesn’t mean a...
  • KOKing: The Milwaukee listing completely missed two unique features with these sets (which also obviously come in 1/2...
  • Yankee: A subject near and dear to my heart. I got rid of my Craftsman and started investing in Snap-On when I was in...
  • Rocket: I see absolutely nothing to suggest this is a staged “leak”. These things really do need to test...

New Car Research

Get a Free Dealer Quote

Who We Are

  • Matthew Guy
  • Timothy Cain
  • Adam Tonge
  • Bozi Tatarevic
  • Chris Tonn
  • Corey Lewis
  • Mark Baruth
  • Ronnie Schreiber