New engines aren’t cheap.

And rebuilds can be costly and downright time-consuming.

It’s no wonder unfamiliar sounds from our engine compartments can cause immediate concern. Seriously, anything except “vroom,” “roar,” and perhaps the whine of a supercharger are completely unacceptable. The key is figuring out the source of odd-ball sounds, so you can address any potential problems early.

This handy infographic by OnAllCylinders contributor Lori Sams will help you track down certain, unwelcome noises. Our original post on the topic, A Quick Guide to Diagnosing Common Engine Noises, will provide the extra info you need to begin curing the underlying causes.

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Author: David Fuller

David Fuller is OnAllCylinders' managing editor. During his 20-year career in the auto industry, he has covered a variety of races, shows, and industry events and has authored articles for multiple magazines. He has also partnered with mainstream and trade publications on a wide range of editorial projects. In 2012, he helped establish OnAllCylinders, where he enjoys covering all facets of hot rodding and racing.