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Adjust valves. Hope at takes care of it.

Posted on Mar 18, 2014

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Valve tap cause


Most engines now use hydraulic lifters and they can leak a little, this causes space between then lifter and the push rod. This results in a tapping noise that goes away when they get warm or fill back up.

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Hi Anonymous, if you have a loose stock push rod where you can actually feel up and down movement, with a stock hydraulic lifter all the way down on the cams base circle, you have either a broken valve spring or springs, the lifter has bled down and will not pump back up, or my personal favorite, the needle bearings in the tappet roller ( bottom of hydraulic lifter ) have decided they no longer want to play with the rest of the chidren. In any case you should hear loud tapping coming the bottom or top of the push rod tube when the engine is running. Good luck

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To remove the lower control arm raise and support your car with jack stands.Next you want to remove the wheel that you are replacing the control arm on.Remove the ball joint nut and tie rod nut.Tap the steering knuckle to break the tie rod end loose from the knuckle DO NOT HIT THE TIE ROD SO HARD YOU DAMAGE THE THREADS.If you do you will also be changing a tie rod end.Tap on the steering knuckle until your ball joint stud comes loose.Remove the 2 bolts that mount the control arm to the frame.To install the new one just go in reverse.

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Engine not failed oil pressure good engine ticking think it is rod bearings how do you replace on 1997 chev Blazer


hold up rod bearings were did you get that?lets take it from the top.camshaft lobs move lifters on rotation,which lifters move push rods,push rods push valves up and down,which other side of valves push up and down valve stems,which open and close exhaust and intake stems.ok now were clear on that to see your push rods.take off your valve covers on side with tick.1.check for valve loosness.need a feeler gauge for this and specs for you truck to do this.because ticking is mostly associated with valve loosness or to tight.2.if rod is bad loosin valves but not off and inspect the rods for bends.on a flat surface.replace if bend.also make sure they to go back in same place.and repeat step 1.finally noise continues need to take in and checked possible internal damage.

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Tapping noise (worn cam?) from top engine, new lifters were installed ...no difference.


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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.

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Tapping noice when the truck is running its sounds like tap,tap,tap,tap,tap,tap


It could be a bent valve, push-rod/s, piston slap, connecting rod bearings,bad fuel, timing, could need a tune-up,knock sensor, bad fuel, or water in fuel. You can start by looking at the vehicles repair/maintenance history, preform a dry and wet compression test,and take it from there. If I can be any more help let me know, thank you.

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Check Utube for lifter tap, valve tap, and rod bearing noise. If you pull each spark plug one at a time, plugging it back in after each one, the tapping will go away if it's a rod bearing. At any rate, on your next oil change add some valve-medic or similar additive for valve noise. Make sure you follow direction or you will get massive lifter tap if you pour it into a cold engine.

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