Question about 1999 Toyota Camry
Replacing the gasket is correct advise in this case.but there are some other temporary options too
In most cases the only way to stop valves from rattling is to replace the lifters unless they are adjustable on your particular engine. Same goes for the valve cover leak replace the old gasket with a new one if it uses a gasket or reapply sealant on some models.
There are products that claim to quiet lifters such as Rislone Engine Treatment which do work, but it depends on your particular situation. You might try it first before making expensive repairs.
buy a stethoscope,remove valve cover where ticking is heard.put card board all around the open cover that will keep oil from jumping all over the place.turn on engine listen to each valve one by one for the tick, then adjust until click is gone.If does not go valve is worn buy a new one and install..very simple procedure..
the only thing above the spark plug is the valve cover so it must be the culprit.
could also be spilled oil from adding oil.could be loose spark plug needs to be checked.
valve cover gasket problem ( Common with older cars ) the car Will generally run just fine, but it is best to get it replaced to prevent oil burning on the engine. get the valve cover replaced by local car mechanic in your area.
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Posted on Nov 19, 2009
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