actual rod knock
Sooooooo I finally stumbled acroos the one 3800 out of a million that developed a rod knock at only 104k. Engine is being swapped out right now with a brand new one. the car is a 2002 sle. First of all let me say, yes it was a rod knock, i dropped the oil pan and looked at it myself, second while trying to limp it to my mechanic, the rod definitaly snapped..... boy was that loud.
Anyway, my question is, 4 months ago i ran into a problem with my car shutting off while driving, i wouldnt lose electric power, but the car would just be going down the highway and shut off. sometimes it would restart quickly other times it would take 10 - 15 minutes to fire back up just to shut off in 2 miles. i would do this 5 to 8 times and then be fine for a few days. I had several mechanics try and diagnose it but nothing seemed to fix it, so i finally brought it to the dealer and they said the wires going from the crank and cam sensors shorted out my PCM. I am wondering if all the times the car would turn off randomly and restart, or those sensors being shorted out, would have anything to do with a rod knock.