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My toyota 5a engine tapets are very noisy when running

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Check your engine oil pressure with a manual gauge, compare it to repair manual specks. if oil pressure is too low and mileage is 80,000 or below you could get by with an oil pump replacement. If miles are lower see if tappets are adjustable and try it. only if oil pressure is good as well. If mileage is higher than 80,000 you may be in the market for an overhaul if oil pressure is low.

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does it sputter and kick while it is shutting down? This sounds like a timing problem. Your timing may be to far advanced.
To fix this, there is one single bolt at the base of the distributer that holds it in position. It will probably be a 1/2 in bolt or 9/16ths but being toyota may be 10 or 11 in metric. Put the emergency brake on and make sure it is neutral or park if automatic. Start the car. While it is running loosen the bolt at the distributer base and turn it counter clockwise just a hair or two. You should mark the spot with chalk or crayon where the distributer is located before you move it incase you need to return it to the original position. Listen to the idle while you turn the distributer to lower the idle just a little but making sire it still runs smoothly. The car should be warmed up before doing this. Take it for a drive and make sure it was not turned to far and you still have a smooth drive with no missing or hesitations or wanting to quit while stopped.
If this does not cure the problem then put the distributer back to it's original spot that you marked. It may be an ignition switch going bad on you and is allowing electricity to continue to flow to the coil after the key is off. The switch may need to be replaced.
I hope this is of some help, Keep me informed, The Raz

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SOURCE: Big Horn 3.0 diesel 1998

the hard starting is the glow plugs are not all working and this is a simple job of testing them and renewing the defective ones ,but the noise in the engine is a bit more suspicious as i have no idea if this is a common rail diesel injection or a traditional injection `pump with a electrical connection on one of the injectors .What i would suggest here is to ask a local mechanic to have a look for you then post the diagnosis so it can be confirmed this is a correct diagnosis but you must appreciate that without hearing the noise myself iam at a loss as to be able to diagnose the cause .

Posted on Jan 24, 2011

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