5.3 engine knock

Discussion in 'GM Powertrain' started by treefarmer, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. treefarmer

    treefarmer New Member

    I have a 2001 silverado with a 5.3. When starting with cold engine, after about 10 sec it starts to knock. It continues for about 30 sec, never to be heard again until the next cold start. Not a lifter tick. Gets louder when put in gear (auto trans). Any ideas?

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  2. dwill3015

    dwill3015 Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Welcome to the site!
    My Wife's 2001 Suburban 5.3 has the same prob. and I know we have had other discussions on here about it common with most 5.3's. Maybe someone can find some of those threads for us?
  3. TahoeFever

    TahoeFever Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    dealership found 2 plugs loose and the knocking went away

    that knocking drives me nuts now i got a bearing noise when the truck is cold

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