Q: Do these cars need valve adjustments?

asked by on

Car is making ticking noise. Oil level and pressure are good

My car has 180000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there, thanks for writing in.

Your particular year and model of Subaru does not need to have the valves adjusted. It uses hydraulic lifters that are self adjusting. If there is a ticking noise, it could be that one of the hydraulic lifters has failed, causing it to become noisy. I would suggest having the noise professionally diagnosed by a qualified technician, such as one available from YourMechanic.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Do these cars need valve adjustments?

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Jerking when accelerating (after slowing down).

Hi there. From my experience with this vehicle the issue is almost always a failure in the throttle body. It is very common for the throttle body to have an intermittent failure and for it to run like this. Most...

Q: Q: should I disconnect the battery?

Hello. Thank you for writing in. There is absolutely no issue with disconnecting the battery while you are gone. It also gives added protection from it be stolen while you are away. If you choose to disconnect the battery, take...

Q: There appears to be a short causing the battery to drain while the engine is off

Hi there, thank you for asking a question about your 1993 GMC K2500 Suburban. The easiest way to find the source of battery drainage is by process of elimination. Get a hold of a volt/multi-meter. Start with a fully charged...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.