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Knocking lifter a loud ticking noise that does'nt sound good,changed oil and put lucas treatment did'nt make a difference,any suggestions?

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  • rusnowing Feb 26, 2009

    I have a 2000 Jeep Cherokee with 125,000 miles. This morning there was a load knocking, the same pace as a heart beat coming from the engine. What is it?

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    seems to have good oil pressure But when u step on gas it gets very noisy on top end Not a knock but tap tap noise



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Give it a Seafoam treatment - the stuff is available at the auto parts stores and at Walmart. Instructions are on the can - it's an easy procedure that can work wonders on an older engine.

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