Having a healthy car seems to be an important prerequisite for most people, as we are all depending on our cars, whether it is to go to work or for personal travel. So when we discover some thing different about our Kia Rio, we logically usually tend to ask ourselves questions. If, in your case, it’s your engine that rattles when hot on your Kia Rio, you’ve come to the right place. We know that this is a repeating problem and so we have decide to publish a focused article content to help you deal with it. To do so, first we will check out the trouble in connection with hydraulic tappets and valves, then at combustion trouble, and to conclude at the engine rattling when hot because of trouble in connection with the lower engine.


Engine rattling when hot on my Kia Rio because of the hydraulic tappets

If you perceive the engine hot rattles on your Kia Rio, and this noise is based at the top of the engine, it denotes that it comes from your cylinder head and its accompanying elements. There are two possible causes of an hot engine rattling on a Kia Rio. Either the hydraulic tappets, in general it is because of their faulty “hydraulic catch-up” system that you will hear these clicking noises, often when hot and not when cold. Otherwise, it is the play of your rocker arms or their state of wear that is responsible. In such a case, reflect on replacing them.

The engine of my Kia Rio is doing some rattling noise when hot because of combustion problem

Second option, if you have the impression that the hot engine rattling is in connection with the combustion of your engine, there are three possible causes of this one. It may be that your timing is out of sync and that it does not control the synchronization of the different components of the engine to enhance good combustion. And to conclude, the most classic reason comes from your injectors, which are either clogged or damaged. Don’t forget to go to your repair shop so that he can check the part that seems to be at the origin of your engine’s hot clicking on your Kia Rio.

Engine of my Kia Rio rattling cause of problem in the lower part of the engine

At last, if you have outlined the place of origin of your engine that hot rattles on your Kia Rio that comes from your lower engine, it may be that your connecting rods or piston pins are the origin. In both cases, the risk in the long run is engine breakage. These two repairs are particularly complex and most mechanics will advise you to replace the engine of your Kia Rio. In any case, don’t wait when you detect such a problem, it will enable you to anticipate an upcoming expense or at best find a cheaper solution, rather than find yourself faced with a failure with the origin of your engine rattling when hot and the end end result being your engine breaking down on you when you come home from work. Don’t hesitate to read our catalogue of items on your car that can help you remedy other worries or learn more about your Kia Rio.

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