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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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Q: 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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