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Tapping that sounds like a lifter failing

(1996 Plymouth Breeze)
in Canal Winchester, OH on September 02, 2009
i have loud tapping that deminishes after it warms up but never goes away. thinking its a lifter issue.
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on September 03, 2009
Very common on these engines. Try a thicker oil, or replacing the lifters. Good Luck!
on January 22, 2011
It is the lifters but a mechanic told me that it is no big deal just an anoying sound.He
also said it is common in 4cylinder dodges and plymouths
on March 21, 2010
could be the ideler or timing tensioner
on January 26, 2011
thxs, just going to keep driving it. if it goes then it goes. makes more sense to replace the engine when the time comes.
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