Question about 2005 Saturn VUE
Had the valve cover gasket and the drive belt replaced on my '93 Saturn SL1. Noticed new noise when I started car and for a few miles driving. Mechanic says that valve lifters need replacing, and soon. I think they have been making noise for quite a while. How can I tell if they need replacing, and if they have been bad for quite a while, has that damaged anything else, like valves, etc. Also, I think maybe that there are two separate noises, the lifters and a new noise starting after the gasket and drive belt were replaced. What could that be? Help!!
Valve lifters make a kind of rattly knocking noise! which sort of follow engine revs.if they are gone you may need a new camshaft as well, best to do itr all at the same time and are sold as a kit.are you sure there is a new noise or are you just listening harder?
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Disconnect the negative battery cable. Remove the accessory drive belt. Using a 9/16mm wrench, loosen the power steering pump bolts, then slide the pump forward. Do not remove the power steering pump. Remove the power steering pump braces.
Disconnect the spark plug wires. Using a 9/16 mm wrench, remove the valve cover bolts. Lift the valve cover to remove it. Using a flathead screwdriver, gently nudge and remove the old valve cover gasket.
Clean the gasket seating area using automotive engine cleaner and a clean cloth rag. Make sure that all debris is removed. Place the new gasket into place. Apply gasket sealant and place the valve cover back into place.
Tighten the bolts securing the cover into place using a torque wrench. Reconnect the spark plug wires. Reinstall the power steering pump braces. Place the power steering pump back into position. Using a 9/16 mm wrench tighten the bolts that secured it into place. Reinstall the accessory drive belt.
Ensure that the negative battery cable is disconnected. Locate and remove the accessory drive belt. Using a 9/16 mm wrench, disconnect the bolt attaching the alternator to the brace.
Remove the brace to gain access to the additional parts that will be removed. Disconnect and remove the spark plug wire harness. Using a 9/16 mm wrench, remove the bolts securing the valve cover. Lift up and remove the valve cover.
Use a flathead screwdriver to gently nudge the old valve cover gasket to remove it. Do not scratch the gasket seating area when removing the valve cover gasket. Make sure that all debris and particles are removed from the gasket seating area.
Place the new gasket in the gasket seating area. Using a torque wrench tighten the valve cover gasket bolts. Reinstall the spark plug wire harness. Put the alternator brace back into position and tighten the bolt that secures it into place.
Reinstall the accessory drive belt. Reconnect the negative battery cable. Add oil to the car and start the engine. Allow the engine to run idle for 10 to 15 minutes. Drive the car a short distance to check for leaks.
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Fig. Fig. 6: Remove the spark plug wire separators from the valve cover
Fig. Fig. 7: Compress the engine air cleaner-to-valve cover hose clamp with pliers, and slide the clamp back ...
Fig. Fig. 8: ... then disconnect the hose from the valve cover
Fig. Fig. 9: Unfasten the valve cover retainers and remove the valve cover-2.0L SOHC engine
If removing more than one valve lifter (tappet), mark the lifters and their locations as they must be installed in their original bores.
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