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Tapping sound when I start the car which gets louder with acceleration

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The problem is the Lifters, I had the same thing happen in my 1999 Firebird.

Posted on Oct 27, 2012

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    The problem is the Lifters, I had the same thing happen in my 1999 Firebird.

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This may be a pulley or somthing that is running with the start of your engine. If its a tapping sound that gets louder as you accelerate, that is usually a valve noise or somthing internally. This is a very bad thing if the noise is comeing from the engine inside under the valve cover. If thats the case then check the oil level and take it quickly to an auto repair shop for a diagnosis. Another culprit as mentioned in the beggining is a pulley that is either loose or out of round, whick does not cost to much to replace.

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