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How do you stop a lifter from ticking and an oil leak around the valve cover on a 2001 Pontiac Sunfire?


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2015-07-16 18:05:50
2015-07-16 18:05:50

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. , EzForJesus

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 stetescope,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..


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Sometimes a ticking sound is a valve lifter. The faster you go the faster the ticking will be. Make sure first it is not something stuck in a tire or something on the fan belt.

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could be a lifter sticking

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only way to stop lifters from ticking is to replace the lifter. ticking or noise from lifters is caused by parts being worn most times whenthis happens the nlobe on the cam that the worn lifter is on, is also worn,so you have to decide if it is worth paying for both to be replaced

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I'm presuming this noise comes from the engine bay?Loud ticking noises are a bad thing, particularly when they appear suddenly.Typically, this could indicate a damaged lifter or worse, a damaged rod bearing. It could also be due to numerous other causes.If I were you, I would not drive the car, with the possible exception of gettingit to your mechanic for an evaluation.

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