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Question Knocking or Grinding Noise

I have a 98 kia sephia, 124k miles. The car makes a weird noise, kinda sounds like something knocking or grinding. It doesn't do it all the time (however, 85% of the time) Everybody is telling me something different, catalac converter, lifters, vavles. And also, it also died on me last night. I was driving for about 5 seconds when the car just stalled- the sterring wheel froze up. It did start right back up though. Has anyone else had this problem, what could it be??

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Welcome to the forum.

When last was it serviced?

If not recently serviced, then I say replace the plugs (best use original NGK gapped at 0.030"), fuel filter, air filter, oil filter and oil.

If all that is done and it still stalls then try cleaning the Idle Speed Control (ISC) valve.

To identify what the grinding or knocking noise may be, why not take a short video with your cell phone and post that here.

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maybe the tming belt broke if it wont start now. thatswhat my prelude did , made some funky gringing noises, then I was driving it later that night, it died, I looked the timing belt broke.

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