Why does your motor make a tapping noise when you first start your car and after it has run for a while is it valve tap and how can you fix it?
There could be various reasons for the tapping. My first inclination would be to check the oil dipstick level and be certain that the oil has been changed. Worn out dirty oil will wear out a motor fast. You could need the valves adjusted or something replaced in the valve train. However, it could be something more serious. If it is louder than just a mere tapping, I would say that you possibly have a rod knocking. If you catch this early enough, then it could be fixed by a mechanic with a few parts. If you wait too long, then the rod could eventually eat through your engine wall. The only safe way to fix that would be to replace the engine block or the whole engine.
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The tapping noise while warming up in the Grand Am GT's is nothing to worry about. These vehicles have the 3.4 Liter V6 engine and due to the design of these engines, it is simply oil entering the engine that causes this sound. If you noticed once it is warm the tapping ceases. Like I said need not …to worry because this is common. . Answer . I would not be driving this vehicle for a couple of reasons.. If you are loosing coolant on a continual basis, regardless of how much is lost, it has to go somewhere. If you do not see any pooling under the vehicle, then it is leaking inside the engine.. If the latter is true, then coolant in the engine will dilute the oil, and create a cloudy oil residue, or if you are getting oil into the coolant, you will see a 'rainbow' on top of the coolant in the radiator or overflow.. The tapping, I think, from the limited information, is the Valves not getting the Oil due to low oil pressure. Once the engine warms up, and the Oil pump starts to flow the oil, the tapping stops. Many vehicles, especially GM and Chevy do this. I would not be overly concerned about the tapping, but I would be concerned about the coolant leak. An easy way to see if you have an external leak is to go to a local parts store, and purchase a leak test kit, which usually is a dye, which can be seen with a blacklight. Kids love helping at night with this!. Good Luck. Answer . it might be your water punp you need a stronger one. or nr oil too the head. Answer . Adding to answer: Take vehicle to repair facility and have a Carbon Block Test done,it will also determine if Carbon Gases are entering the coolant system.As far as the tapping, switch to synthetic oil,it costs about twice as much but is well worth the expense.. http://www.autozone.com/servlet/UiBroker?UseCase=S001&UserAction=viewSimpleDiagInfo&Parameters=info. answer does the noise go away shortly after starting? if so the tapping noise is caused by cold and insuufient oil in the lifters on your tappets as the engine stands, not running, the oil that was circulating while running, goes to oil pan on starting, the oil needs to be circulated back to all parts, try an oli change with correct viscosity oil sometimes a good oil additive such as LUCAS ENGINE OIL ADDITIVE will stop this rattle all cars will have same problem as they get older ( Full Answer )
What is the problem with a 1997 Grand Am GT if it taps when first started and smoothes out after the car run for a while?
What you are hearing is the lifters tapping. Lack of oil changes,using poor quality of oil,wrong viscosity, and dirty oil filterswill cause this. The engine bearings may be getting worn as well. Change your oil regularly with good quality products, add in someoil treatment like Lucas oil stabilizer …to help keep thingslubricated after the oil has drained down to the pan, that way thetapping at start up will diminish or go away entirely. ( Full Answer )
Why would tapping on a Cavalier coil assembly make it run fine when otherwise it stutters and misses and does not want to start or run correctly?
Answer . \nReplace the coil pack. You can buy this part at any auto part store and have a nechanic put it in for you or do it yourself if yer feelin froggy\nbut you need a new coil assembly or new wiring and connection to it. you can also probably find a good coil assembly from a junkyard as thes…e usually outlast the cars. Answer . \nthe reason it works when you tap on it is the coils are burining out from the inside and losing their connection. When you tap on it you cause the vibration to make the coils hit a "hot spot" as electricians call it. anyway replace the coil assembly. ( Full Answer )
What needs to be fixed if the ABS master cylinder on a 1997 Acura GSR makes a buzzing noise off-and-on while the car is running?
check both resovoirs,the one closest to the firewall is the mainone and then the other is right side near the coolant one,there isa little cover that pops off and a second one under that.mine wasbone dry for the longest time and after realizing that it wasempty,i filled it and no more buzz.
What causes a pathfinder to make a tapping noise when the wheel is turned while accelerating and sometimes when going over bumps?
Answer . It might be the CV joints. Go to a front suspension specialist and have it checked out.
What makes your Ram truck 318 tap at start up then run smooth after a few seconds even after oil change?
after the newer vehicles sit a little bit the oil drains back down instead of sitting in the motor the tap u here is your lifters it is hurting nothing so don't worry about it. Try installing a K&N or Napa Gold oil filter, these have an anti drainback valve in the filter. This helped on my 99' 360.… ( Full Answer )
I have a 1990 cavalier z24 when you first start the car the rpms are around 1000 rpm then when you drive for a while when you idle at the light it runs around 500rpm and the motor runs ruff?
Answer . \nMy son has an 1989 z24 that was doing the same thing. After changing all the sensors and plugs, plugwires,fuel filter,coils,throttle position sensor i deceided to attempt to change the fuel pressure regulator while releiveing the pressure off the fuel rail i noticed fuel had been leak…ing around the valve so i took a valve core stem out of an old tire and replaced it started the car up and it seems to be fine now. Try it. ( Full Answer )
Answer . \nIt will depend on the type of faucet if it is a three handle or has a popup in the spout popup in the spout will be the easiest to repair do so just by replacing with a new spout if it is a three handle you will have toremove the center handle and then remove the stem there will be a …washer of some type replace the washer and put back together and try. ( Full Answer )
Starter problems . You cant really, sometimes shadetree mechanics can get a few extra weeks out of a starter that has a bad solenoid by hitting the starter with something. After a while that wont work either. You can use a screwdriver to cross connect the two large terminals on the starter to byp…ass the solenoid but its not good to do and also dangerous.\n. \nIf you have some kind of ignition problem that you cannot figure out but still need to operate the car in emergencies or to keep from losing a job you can buy a remote starter switch from an auto parts store ( about $10 ) and connect the alligator clips to the 2 large terminals on the starter, then with the ignition switch in the run position press the button to start. Tuck the switch away under the hood for the next start. ( Full Answer )
Answer . something hitting the pipe, hot water pipe touching cold water pipe, or is it burping noise ? a tapping noise is sharp, do you live in an apartment ? is this a house, lot s of causes,
Why is my 97 Monte Carlo losing power while driving and making a tapping clicking ticking noise in the motor?
Answer . there could be a couple answers. first have the valves checked they may need to be tighten down if that is not the issue you may have an engine getting ready to blow
Tap dance is where you are wearing 'tap shoes' which have got two metal slabs, one on the heel, and one on the toe. You move your feet to the beat, and your feet tap. There are some very difficult moves in tap.
possibly low oil or low oil pressure, the tapping may be coming from the oil operated hydraulic lifters.
Mosy likely you have a camshaft that is going flat. When a piston goes up and down it pushes a rod that sits on the camshaft lobe or the high part of a cam shaft. This in turn pushes the valves. The motor spins turning the crankshaft which in turn spins the camshaft. When you have one or two valves …that keep getting loose usually you have a camshaft that is going flat. This is caused by many different things. Poor installation. Not enough cam lube to keep it slipping in the valley. If one component resists even the slightest and stops during rotation this causes a lobe on the cam shaft to go flat. ( Full Answer )
A tapping noise is generally the result of a bad hydraulic lifter, plugged oil passage to the lifter, or bad tappets. Sometimes just changing to lower viscosity high detergent oil will cure it. Or "Any automotive oil additive with the word MIRACLE in it".
Why does my cold water pipe make loud ringing noise only when the weather is cold and when we run the hot tap?
It may be in the main cold water shutoff or if you have a water pressure reducer it may be in the reducer manifold
"Taps" is another name for tap shoes people who are in tap call tap shoes taps! i know because I'm in it!
The Mazda B2000 was equipped from the factory with mechanical lash adjusters. These need to be adjusted about once a year to maintain proper lash between the lash adjuster and the valve tip. To get to the rocker arms remove you're valve cover. In order to make an adjustment the cam follower must be …on the base circle of the came lobe. Turn the engine clockwise until the cam lobe for the rocker arm you are trying to adjust is pointed straight down. Then loosen the lock nut and back off the adjuster with a flat head screw driver, insert the feeler gauge between the adjuster and valve tip. Slowly tighten the adjuster while wiggling the feeler gauge until it is snug to move. Then carefully hold the adjuster steady with the screwdriver as you tighten the lock nut with the wrench. Set the intake rocker arms for .007" lash and the exhaust side for .008" After you are done turn the engine clockwise two full revolutions and then check to make sure on the intake side you can fit the .007" feeler gauge but not the .008". Do the same for the exhaust side making sure you can fit the .008" but not the .009". If the larger gauge fits for any rocker arm readjust it turn the engine over twice and recheck. Some tapping will always be heard with mechanical lash adjusters. The above settings are my recommendation based on professional experience. If set properly to the settings above valvetrain noise and wear will be minimized. The factory recommended setting should be labeled on a sticker under the hood. Kyrasis6 Owner of Mazdatruckin.com ( Full Answer )
ck your oil level make sure it is up to the top line........................you have a clasped lifter does it quite down when it gets warm
The cost of a valve tap repair will vary based on various factors.If you do it yourself, it may cost about $40 but if you take to aprofession mechanic, you can pay up to $60.
As a guess ... your lifters are "loose", need more oil, Miracle Oil, or just a cleaning.
sounds like your oil is wrong viscocity and causes the hydraulic lifters to tap until oil thins enuff to work the lifters. if changing oil doesnt help you have a worn lifter
Im not sure, I have the same problem on my 96 rodeo 4 cyl 2.6LI did some research and I've found that it could by my flywheel i don't believe it was replaced when they changed my clutch but I cant say for sure I just bought it like that
Parked car over night in 10-25 degree weather snowing and icy car has always been garaged and always started Now it makes a tapping noise when you try to start it not like a dead battery?
The battery has chilled, it will need to be warmed up. Put it on charge for about an hour or so, then try again. The temperature of the electrolyte, is critical to the efficiency of the Electrolytic process used by the battery to produce power. A cold battery is the No. 1 cause of winter starting… problems. ( Full Answer )
Your suzuki samurai is making a loud tapping noise you checked the valves somebody told you about a pin holding something in the head coming outI dont really know what he was talking about?
more than likely it's not in the head, it's probably going to be in the bottom end. It could be a rist pin or a rod cap.. Another case might be that it is the well known 'piston slap' that most all suzukis make when they are cold. If your engine never warms up it may go on forever.
1. One or more lifters in the valve train system may be stuck in the compressed position due to sludge or other buildup from less than optimal oil change periods. As the engine warms up the combination of heat and warm oil softens the buildup enabling the lifter to expand and remove any slack in the… valve train. 2. One or more lifters and the camshaft may be worn past the expansion limit of the lifters thus creating slack in the valve train. As the engine warms up the parts in the valve train, primarily the lifter and push rod expand and remove the slack. This type will eventually wear past the limits of expansion and become continuous tapping. Again this may be cause by less than optimal oil change periods. If the onset of tapping was shortly after an oil change where the engine had a "cleaning treatment" performed, the cam and lifters were probably severely damaged during the treatment. Engines with such damage may continue with little or no additional damage with proper maintenance however there is no guarantee.. 3. If the tapping is very light, as opposed to the louder, heaver sound of lifters, it may be the fuel injectors. These always make some noise but as the engine reaches operating temperature the noise usually decreases to the point it is obscured buy the other noises from the engine. ( Full Answer )
Miata's tend to tick a little.You can try 5-30 oil at your next oil change but it's unusual for a Miata not to tick a little at start up.
sometimes if the starter is going bad this will work, however, if you are having trouble starting the car it not likely the starters fault
1994 ford Taurus multi-purpose relay makes noise and car won't start. Tap the relay switch noise quits and car starts but then quits running.?
Replace the relay! When it makes the noise it has a loose connection. When you tap it, you temporarily knock the loose connection into place. It makes contact. It soon gets out of place and disconnects your circuit or causes a short. Stop messing around. Replace the broken part. It is 15 years old. …Mechanical parts wear out and break. ( Full Answer )
well to answer you original question, i would need to ask questions, number one; wheres does the noise seem to be coming from? number two; is it directly related to how much the throttle? answer, possibly from it being a front wheel drive car and it being the axel, if it is just speed related then i…t probly is something that is loose. . more likely to be tappet noise . first check oil level in engine . if oil level is coreect have a mechanic adjust tappets, and tune engie . if you are using lower rated octane fuel than engine is tuned for this will also give tappet noise in engine ( Full Answer )
There is a restriction in your water lines or faucet. What happens is the pressure builds up in the water lines giving u a initial full volume of water and then starts to run at half or even less pressure. This usually occurrs on the hot side if u have galvinized water lines the cold sometimes will… do the same thing all depending on the condition of the piping. ( Full Answer )
Most probably the noise is piston slap, this noise is heard when the engine is cold and disappears when the engine is hot. if the slap is very strong when the engine is cold and the noise becomes less when hot but still the noise can be heard.
It depends, but it could be the lifters. If you have hydrolic lifters, they will lose oil when they are not run and "collapse". It will take some running time for the lifters to refill with oil (not sure how long exactly - ten minutes?). If the sound goes away after a little while, it might have bee…n the lifters. ( Full Answer )
sticky valve most likely. give it an oil change and throw some lucas oil conditioner in there
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Would having the wrong octane make a tapping noise in the motor and make the check engine light come on?
Not sure about the check engine light; however, several of the Hondas, I have owned, acted as if they were missing or mis-firing because someone had put 85 gas rather than the 87 required for that specific engine. As I recall I put half tank of the highest octane 91 in the car to blend with the 85 a…nd it solved the problem. This was after several mechanics had diagnosed it as plugs and wires, firing order and distributor problems. NPR put a program on the air that stated if you were above a certain elevation then puttting 85 in a tank asking for 87, it would not matter. I found that to be inaccurate by my experience at 7000 feet above sea-level, here in Colorado. ( Full Answer )
Tapping valves is a noise made by too much clearance between the valve lifter and the valve. Modern engines have hydraulic lifters. If you have too little oil pressure or run the engine low on oil, the lifters will make noise. The lifter can also wear out.
There are so many possibilities! . Check the oil level, if it is too low, you could be in trouble. . There could be a belt or flywheel that has a bit frayed slapping against something, . You could have caught some trash in a flywheel or fan belt or just the fan. . Excess vibration may have …a rotating part hitting something near it. . It may be a stone or nail in one of the tires! ( Full Answer )
that means you need more oil. it could also be a sticky lifter or slightly bent push rod or even the tappets out of adjustment
Valve taps often occur as a result of a misalignment in the fitting they are in, or a worn out valve seat. In many cases, a new valve spring and cam adjustment will fix the problem, but if it the result of a worn out valve seat, it will have to be machined.
Becuse of the motor the belt spins and its pumping sence its starting up its kinda like how a bike starts you have to make a sound on getting on and start pettaling.
You have an 88-90 jetta carat it has a rough idle and makes a tapping sound and after it runs for a while it starts to smoke out of the motor any help?
Check your oil level or change your oil and filter. This sounds like worn-out piston rings. Have a mechanic do a compression test and cylinder leak-down test to confirm before, spending money to replace or rebuild the engine.
First things first. Never call an Motor an Engine. If the noise increases with speed, you mot likely have valve tapped noise, or worn valve lifters or worn valve spring.
Because the oil has settled to the bottom of engine, colder weather causes oil to thicken,and it takes a minute to circulate back up to the rest of the engine,causing a light lifter tapping sound. let it idle for a few minutes before driving. If it persists after warm-up, you may need new lifters… (and, possibly, a new cam) or an oil additive, although you need to consider the age of the engine, and the dealer's recommendations. I would not try to adjust lifters (if they are adjustable, which most are not), unless you have adjustable lifters and you can prove that the adjustment has drifted due to a loose nut. You can prove that by checking the torque on the nut and the range of quietness in the adjustment - one full turn is the normal range of adjustment - if you have a narrow range, put the adjustment back where it was. Please, consult the shop manual or a qualified mechanic before starting something like this. ( Full Answer )
because its new that's what happens or...the burning and tapping sound like low/no oil. I would definitely check the oil before driving it directly to the dealership. I checked the oil, its full. The burning smell was there when i drove out of the dealership but the noise only happened abou…t 4 hours later. ( Full Answer )
I dont know why do you ask me I love cake dersw and I have a Krabby patty. Whats Tap Tap What am I doing here
if you think about whats underneath the tappet cover, it should be noises that's made by the tappets or the mechanisms that drives the valves. if the valves are driven by an over head camshaft, there could be play between the camshaft and the rockers that pushes the valves down, or play between the …rockers and the lash pads at the top of the valve. This can usually be adjusted by a mechanic. it your car is push rod driven, you also need to check for play on your valve train. other things that can make a tapping noise could be a intentioned timing chain that hits against the walls of the head or the block. ( Full Answer )
Yes, you can play taps on a trumpet using any valve combination, it will just be in a different key.
If you are referring to the Simpsons app available on the smartphone and iPad, it is a free game where you are rebuilding Springfield after a nuclear explosion. If you are referring to wrestling, it is when a wrestler taps their hand on the mat to indicate that they want to quit the match.
The starter is worn out. Eventually tapping it won't work anymore and you will be stuck. Replace it before that happens.