Question about 1997 Nissan Pickup

Open Question

1997 Nissan pickup w/ 2.4L 4cyc has a knocking sound...like a lifter knocking. I was told that this engine does not have lifters...what is causing this and what can be done to fix it.

Posted by Anonymous on

Ad

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
  • 383 Answers

SOURCE: lifter knocking on 1999 Nissan Frontier

red: there were two engines used in the1999 frontier.
The VG30 (V-6 )and the KA24DE (4- CYL)
If you have a V-6, there is no adjustment you can make on the valve clearances. They are hydraulic and self adjust. If they are noisy, you might try changing the oil and filter and using an oil additive designed for addressing high mileage motors with noisy lifters. Marvel Mystery oil actually works, but follow the instructions. MORE IS NOT BETTER!
The 4 Cly engine does not have adjustable valve clearances from the stand point of using a few wrenches, one to adjust and the other to lock the adjuster when the clearance is correct.
These valve clearances are set using shims which are "metal discs about the size of a quarter. They come in various thicknesses and based on the measurement between the base of the cam when the highest point of the lobe is facing the 12:00 position, you place a feeler gauge between the base of the cam and the top of the shim.
If it is too loose or too tight, you use your feeler gauges to find out what it would take to make a zero clearance situation. From there, you remove the shim, measure it. Based on your findings during your initial measurements, you can calculate whether you need to use a thicker or thinner shim.
So to answer your question: unless you have a lifter confused with some other component, there is no means of torquing a lifter down on either series engine which came in that truck.
Please let me know if I can help you further. There must be some reason why you have asked this question......?

Posted on Apr 16, 2009

Ad
polarcycle
  • 1392 Answers

SOURCE: 1997 jeep grand cherokee laredo replace collapsed lifter 4.0l il6

What motor do you have? The V8, you can remove just the intake manifold and the valve covers/rocker arms to remove the lifter. The V6, I believe you need to remove the head to access the lifters.

Posted on Jun 10, 2009

  • 12104 Answers

SOURCE: lifters are knocking and there is a missing in

lifters tick and noise is upper end of engine if lifters are making noise could be from a bad valve,bad lifter ,push rod ,oil pressure,rocker arm - need to take do compression test find out if valve problem and which cylinder is problem also take off valve cover and check for proper oiling of valve head and look to see if and are damaged or loose-------a knocking sound usually comes from lower end of engine,rod knock etc.and thats usually rebuild of engine

Posted on Nov 22, 2009

  • 103 Answers

SOURCE: easiest way to fix lifter tick/tap on a 1991 300zx

open the valve cover and feel all your lifters to see which is loose.

spin your push rod with your fingers while tightening your rocker arm(should be 5/8) once you can not spin the push rod any more give it 3/4 of a turn and your good to go repeat for any loose rocker arms.

Posted on Jan 29, 2010

  • 71 Answers

SOURCE: torque specs for lifters 1997 2.2 chevy cavalier

You should buy a manual. If someone gave you an incorrect number you could have serious problems.

Posted on Apr 26, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

What causes knocking noise on the engine?


If its knocking with low or no oil pressure, then your bottom end has failed at some point, and the engine hasn't got much longer to live. If it runs fine and has oil pressure, chances are its the top end, these engine use solid lifters and may need adjustment, but from my experience they are always a little noisy even when the lash is correctly adjusted.

May 27, 2014 | 1984 Nissan Pickup

1 Answer

My 1994 nissan sentra has a bad knocking in it. can it be a stuck lifter?


Knocking is most certainly not plugs and wires. A lifter could be it or you could have a broken piston rod/end. Not good and should be looked at by a mechanic.

Mar 12, 2014 | 1994 Nissan Sentra 4-Door

1 Answer

Motor knock sounds like rocker arms or lifters?


If your engine is knocking the sound with be at the bottom of your oil pan but if you have lifter or rocker arm problems the sound will be at the top of your engine. One other thing you said your car has 315k it might be time to change your oil pump.

Mar 25, 2013 | Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

1997 S10 Pickup with a noise lifter . The engine have 179000 miles should I fix the lifter or rebuild engine.


Before spending lots of money on a repair try this. Purchase a can of Seafoam Motor Treatment at most auto and marine parts stores. Add 1.5 ounces of Seafoam to the crankcase for each quart of oil the engine holds. Drive your truck 50 miles and then change the oil/filter. Repeat the procedure and then drive the truck and check the oil regularly looking for it to get very dirty. When it gets dirty change the oil/filter again and add another treatment of Seafoam. After 3 treatments you should not hear the lifter noise any longer if it was caused by carbon or varnish buildup which the Seafoam will remove. If you still hear lifter noise then this is caused by wear or something that the Seafoam cannot remove.

May 06, 2011 | 1997 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup

1 Answer

I have a 2004 Ford Explorer with a knocking sound coming from the engine. Was told I could be the timing chain. But it's not. What else could be making a loud knocking sound? Thanks.


If your truck has the 4.6 or 5.4 V8 then you know it has two timing chains. The lifters could be causing the knocking noise. If it sounds like it's coming from the top then I would suspect lifters. If it sounds like it's coming from the bottom of the engine then I would suspect main or rod bearings.

Mar 29, 2011 | 2004 Ford Explorer

1 Answer

86 nissan pickup 3.0 5speed 4x4 and i got oil in the water and none visible on the dipstick though,,,i also seem to have lost oil pressure but the light isnt on just low guage and when i got home valves or...


SOUND LIKE INTAKE MANIFOLD LEAK.ANTIFREEZE WILL GET IN CRANK CASE DILUTE ENGINE OIL CAUSE VALVE LIFTER NOISE.TAKE VECHICLE TO RADIATOR SHOP OR GARAGE.LET THEM PRESSURISE COOLANT SYSTEM CHECK FOR INTAKE MANIFOLD LEAK AND HEAD GASKET LEAK.

Dec 10, 2010 | 1986 Nissan Pickup 4WD 1986

1 Answer

My 97 nissan pickup xe has a noise in engine sound like a lifter how can i check and how can i replaced


which engine do you have? a Haynes manual, can walk you through it.. it can be a difficult job if you have a overhead cam engine.. because of the timing chain.. that said depending on the engine millage you may want to replace it also

Apr 15, 2010 | 1997 Nissan Pickup

1 Answer

I have a 97 Mazda MPG 3.1, I had a few lifters knocking and replaced them all. I have changed the oil (10/30) filter, I did this bout 2 weeks ago and it is knocking. I tightened to spec. What can I do bout...


Are you sure it's the lifters? I had a problem with an 86 Subaru, part of a solution at one time was to run 90w gear oil in the engine in an attempt to get back missing oil pressure which was the root cause of my problem.

And then the problem developed a bit more such that I had air in my oil and that caused the lifters to always click and clatter no matter how clean or thick the oil was. And then I discovered the front seal on my oil pump was dangling on the input shaft not sealing a darn thing.

After the new seal, I got rid of my air and the lifter clatter and now I'm also back on Rotella 10-40 oil. Darn old Subarus always run low oil pressure so no real relief there.

What's your oil pressure? Where is the oil pump on that thing? Any chance the pickup tube is sucking air? It's amazing how just a little air can make the lifters just go ape.

Aug 28, 2009 | 1997 Mazda MPV

1 Answer

1997 nissan pickup 4wd, just had timing chain replaced , now have noticeable knocking noise coming from valve cover ? mechanic says need new stack shims on valve rockers ?


Not likely. You have a 4 cyl engine with over head cam. It has hydrolic lifters. If it wasn't making the noise before he replaced the chain, then its something he did...or didn't do. If it was making the noise before, most common reason would be 1 or more lifters not pumping up. If you have a six cyl, no one changed the timing chain, (It doesn't have one!) The 3.0 6cyl has a belt.

Jun 21, 2009 | 1997 Nissan Pickup

Not finding what you are looking for?
1997 Nissan Pickup Logo

Related Topics:

318 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Nissan Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76070 Answers

Phil Lovisek
Phil Lovisek

Level 3 Expert

726 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22156 Answers

Are you a Nissan Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...