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Old 06-29-2006, 02:59 PM   #1
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my 94 bonne sounds as if a lifter is warped or gone bad,cause it keeps ticking also i've been told it could be a bent or warped pullly....i have no clue anyone have any idea?
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What model?

Please post your year and model in your signature.
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We'll also need more information ...

Can you pinpoint where the sound is coming from.
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94 se,and it sounds like it'* coming from underneth or on top
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Need to pinpoint a little more here..

Does it appear to be coming from the passenger side of the motor, and is it on top or down under the motor?

See...if it'* the top of the motor itself..then lifter is possible
Bottom of motor is probably a bad bearing and will lead to low oil pressure and a bad motor
Belt end..or passenger side ..could be a pulley, harnomic balancer or other minor things.
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well i bought it in August of 02' and it'* always done it,and basically the only thing I've had to replace on it was the passenger side front tire rod end,and here recently the water pump,and i believe it'* coming from the passenger side,and as far as the oil pressure goes,it'* fine,no problems there,so I hope it'* a pully or balancer
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Hard to tell where these noises come from when your not stainding there...

as far as i know these 3800'* aren't known for lifters going bad.
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If the car has been doing it that long. Most likely it'* a simple noisy lifter.

I think you are ok not worrying about it since it'* been happening for 4 years?
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well all i know to do is climb up underneth it while it'* running and see if i can see something for now lol
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Somtimes if you got a noisey lifter you can run some engine flush threw it
and it will help,,but i hate using "mechanic in a can" to fix problems...
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