What cause a pinging or tapping sound under the valve covers of a Cadillac Brougham?
low octane fule.use higher octane fule.
ignition parts .replace spark plugs,ignition wires,distributor cap andignition rotor.check ignition coil.
egr valve not working properly.check diaphragm and vacume line to egr.clean carbonbuild up in the intake manifold between the egr valve and throttle body.
engine running hotter then normal.check antifreeze,thermostat,electric fan,fan clutch.radiator and water pump.
engine timing out of adjustment.have timing corrected, checked for,worn timing belt or chain,worn out distributor shaft,timing adjustment on fly wheel.
===other ping or tap under the valve covers==
sticking lifters, excessive clearances, some parts loose inside the valve covers, pushrod(s) bent
A farmers' method is to take a long screwdriver, put the handle against your ear and the blade against valve cover with engine running (be careful so nothing you wear nor any body parts are caught in the fan and the belts, and that you don't burn yourself on the engine or exhaust headers) - by moving the screwdriver blade front to back on the cover, and even down to the block between exhaust ports, you should be able to hear where the noise is located.
I remove the head covers and nothing seems to be broken in there its making a tapping noise could the oil pump be doing that?
How do you remove the steering column covers on a 1993 Ford Escort LX to gain access to the indicator shaft?
There are four screws under the steering column. Three self tapping screws, and one machine screw. Remove all four. The upper and lower half of the cover are snapped together, and have locating pins to align the two halves. Push the seam of the two cover (along the side of the steering column) while pushing/pulling up on the top cover. Once they pop apart do the other side and remove both covers. When re-assembling, be…
WOW! I own an 89 Ranger 2.9 and I am going thru the same thing you are. The only difference is that one of my lifter/pushrods is tapping really bad so I'm going to be replacing the lifter on that one. The way I found the tapping pushrod is I took of the valve covers and started the engine to observe the pushrods and see if they were staying wet with oil. Which revieled the…
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You need to change the flasher on a 1962 Cadillac SDV and can not find it does any one know where it is you have look high and low underneath the dash and still cann ot find it thanks?
on my 66 calais cadillac the flasher is attached to a cover that is below the steering column and dash. it covers the bottom of the steering column and the wires that thread up towards the turn signal and steering wheel.two bolts and a funny looking screw on the underside near the neck of the steering column hold it in place .