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first off.. im sure not good news. anyone had to tear into this before, looking at the front of the car, left side, knocking noise, for a day or 2, car did it just in the morning, i assumed bad gas, gluggieness, then it started to do it all the time, for a few more days, then it killed on me, and when i started it back up, a knocking noise on the left side, but when reved(warmed up), someone told me its the lifter filling with oil? not driving it, but not sure if its a lifter or a rod? any ideas?

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really need more info, just for starters, do you have oil in it, how is the oil pressure?? could it be the serp belt tensioner located in the area you describe?
 
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