Originally Posted by minikubz
I got the rod knoc problem on my 01' ES with the 3.2 L. It's got about 66,500 miles on it. Any idea of how much I would be looking at to get this fixed for me. I can't do this type of work myself.
The first thing is to see how bad the damage is. If it is a rod knock, present all the time, chances are, it will need a lower-end rebuild, which would include all bearings, machine or replace the crankshaft, and check the rods.
Someone would have to drop the oil pan, inspect the bearings and crankshaft, and make sure it isnt piston slap to get a good idea.
If it does need the lower end rebuilt, your at least looking at pulling the engine, and as long as there is no damage to the rest of the engine; block, heads, cams, etc, and doing the repairs.
You may want to consider either replacing the engine with a used one, or just doing a total rebuild and going thru the whole thing, since your going thru all the trouble pulling the engine. It will depend on what you want to spend.
I can give you a ballpark of what the crankshaft and bearings will cost. When I rebuilt my 3.2, I bought a crankshaft kit which came with all the bearings, and by the time I was done with lower end gaskets, etc, had about $400 just in parts. I had about $2000 in the rest of the engine rebuild. It needed the heads reconditioned, and new pistons/rods.
Roughly, just to rebuild the bottom end, in your average repair shop at 60/hr, you would probably have $1500 in it. Having a total rebuild done, $2500 - $4000 depending on what your engine needs, or whether you just want to go with a reman engine, like a Jasper.