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Car is tapping
Occasionally, belt driven accessories are the source of noise so you can try to isolate all belt driven components by removing the serpentine belt and briefly run the engine. If the noise remains, a common source of tapping is the...
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Lifter ticking and need specs and diagrams to replace the lifter.
Hi there. First you will need to drain all of the engine coolant from the engine. Then you will need to remove the intake, exhaust manifold to the side that has the lifter that is tapping, and make sure that...
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low tipping noise coming from the engine.
Hi there. The noise you are hearing sounds like a lifter that is tapping. A lifter will tap if it's dirty, old, or if the spring inside it fails. I recommend putting 1 quart of ATF transmission fluid in the...
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Tapping sound
Hello there, many components will cause a tapping noise with your 2003 Cadillac DeVille. The most common cause of a tapping noise is the fuel injectors. Injectors tap when they open and close and this is a normal operation. If...
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ticking at idle
Hi there. The lifters are sticking causing the push rods to be loose and tap on the rocker arms. Put one quart of ATF in the engine oil and run the engine for 15 minutes at 3,000 rpm's. Then change...
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Why would my 2002 Honda Odyssey make a tapping noise when idling in park
Hello. Most of the time when a tapping noise starts on this engine it is from the valvetrain. It can be a failure in the clearance of the valves, or more commonly it is a failure in the variable valve...
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So I recently left my 2010 Dodge Charger with out oil and it started a tapping noise inside the motor.
Hi there. When operating an engine without any oil in the oil sump (oil pan), then the bearings, rings, valves, and lifters will starve of lubrication and begin to tap and knock. The lifters were closed up causing the valves...
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Knock when I turn the steering wheel
Hello, thank you for writing in. You will want to do a full inspection of the steering and suspension components. The CV joints can get damaged from sudden impacts such as you described. The axles, hubs, and steering components can...
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Hi i have a toyata camry 5 speed i was driving home and heard a pop noise the a squish noise i was wondering what it could be.
Hello. We are happy to help you out. The squishing noise will be best investigated first hand. It may be something with the hydraulics power steering but it would need to be heard first hand to help ID it. The...
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Tapping noise when accelerating. 2010 Nissan Altima
Hi there - engine tapping noises under load are usually connecting rod bearing problems, although it is possible that it's just a weak valve lifter. Hard to say without hearing it. If you have a sound byte to pass to...
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Engine light was on it started with a slight knock on a cold morning. It didn't stop and it got worse.
Hi there. Depending on the sound of the knocking noise and where the noise is coming from on the engine will determine if the engine needs replaced or not. If the noise is near the top of the engine, then...
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Tapping noise when under a load.
Hi there. The sound that you provided for the tapping noise sounds as if your engine is dieseling when operating. This is a noise that occurs when the engine is either running too hot or has too much carbon on...
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Engine noise 2012 Toyota Sienna
Hi there - when the oil is changed, the first start-up afterward causes a real surge in oil pressure, enough so that the oil pressure relief valve is activated, and sticks open. (This is nothing the oil change people did...
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Noisy lifter or lifters 2001 Ford F150
Hello - unfortunately, valve lifter replacement is not a service YourMechanic.com offers at this time. Thanks for thinking of us though!
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I'm looking to buy an 01 cobra but the guy selling it says there is a lifter problem. How serious is this and should I buy?
The lifter is not too much of a problem, but it could be costly to replace if you are having a technician replace it. You can try changing the engine oil and filter and running a oil treatment in the...
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I have valve lifter noise on the right side of my engine.
The lifter is tapping as either the oil pressure to the lifter has dropped or the lifter is sticking from old sludge build up from the mileage. Try changing the engine oil and filter and see if the lifter noise...
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Car has Knocking at startup... Sounds like a diesel 2011 Hyundai Elantra
Hi there - your engine, like many others, uses an oil-pressure operated mechanism, sometimes called a cam phaser, to vary the camshaft timing (aka variable valve timing). This mechanism delivers additional power and fuel economy for more recent engine designs....
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Will it damage my Honda Civic Hybrid 2005 engine to drive it with a bad lifter? 2005 Honda Civic Hybrid
Hi there - no, a tapping valve lifter won't cause direct damage per se, but will run less efficiently (on that cylinder) while clearance is excessive and tapping occurs. Since the lifters are adjustable, you would certainly want to have...
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Honda pilot 2013 making noise "woodpecker" like while we are trying to charge the battery. Thd noise stops if push on the brake.
Hello, thank you for writing in. The noise can be coming from a number of components, and locating the noise will be most beneficial. If it started when you were charging the battery, make sure battery charger was set to...
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Tapping on acceleration Honda hybrid.
Hi there. The noise could be from the lifters not filling up with engine oil until the engine is warm or the pistons have too much clearance causing a condition called "piston slap". Check to see what brand of engine...

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