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Valves in 2003 ford focus SE 2.3L are do I fix them?

Theres a constant tick, tick, tick and I've been told by many the valves are loose. Is this an easy fix a car knowing friend of mine can do or do I need thousands of dollars and an actual mechanic to do it?

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I doubt if the valves are loose or need adjustment as the engine should have hudraulic tappets which adjust automatically when the engine is running. I suggest that your friend take off the rocker cover and see if anything is out of place. As the engine is 10 years old it is possible that the tappets may be badly worn and not working properly hence the noise

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In my opinion it sounds like a problem from inside the fuel tank but don't quote me on this. With multiple sensors and switches related to fuel movement throughout the vehicle you're truly better off having a professional deal with this, unfortunately it will cost a few dollars.

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