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Tapping sound i have 98 saturn sl1 1.9l sohc and my car is making an awfull tapping sound in the engine.like the faster i rev the engine the faster the noise gets and louder too. Im thinking it might be the valves sticking or timing chain. i dont know please help?

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Valves Yeah. Put Some Valve Cleaner In Your Gas You Can Buy It At Pretty Much Any Auto Parts Store For About $5.00 If This Doesnt Fix It You May Need A Valve Adjustment.

A Valve Adjustment If Done Yourself Will Take A Repair Manual, Feeler Gauges And A Wrench.


The Timing Chain Is Usually A Steady Scrapping Sound.

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You Might have a bad rod bearing that is no there any more if that is the case you will have to replace the Crank, rod, and piston, I just had to do this on my car and is costs about 700 if you do the work your self

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