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Old 05-31-2008, 04:26 PM
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Default mystery ticking in engine

ok well the subject is a 01 4 door with a 2.4L with 77,000.
the engine has a ticking noise coming from within, as well as a non-consecutive miss.
the engine has had new: spark plugs,wires,air filter, and oil changed regularly.
i have removed the valve cover and inspected the cams, rockers, springs, and lifters.
i have come up with possible solutions, but am looking for suggestions or ideas.
the things i've come up with are: a plugged wrist pin oiler, a skipped tooth on the timing belt, or possibly a bent valve.
any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 05-31-2008, 07:57 PM
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Default RE: mystery ticking in engine

Lash adjuster[sm=smiley25.gif]
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Old 06-02-2008, 12:04 AM
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Default RE: mystery ticking in engine

this engine doesn't have lash adjusters. it's a hydraulic lifter.
oil pressure controlled adjustment.
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Old 06-03-2008, 01:08 PM
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Default RE: mystery ticking in engine

I'd bet lack of oil getting to the head ... I'd try an oil flush FIRST and see if the ticking goes away
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Old 06-03-2008, 10:47 PM
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Default RE: mystery ticking in engine

I have a 2000 Stratus ES 2.5L with 184K. My car would turn off and would start i way a day and then it would start. It need alot of maintenance work in addition to problem.
Also it had noisecoming from the engine like it needed the lifters ajusted.

I replaced the parts listed below and that did notfix the problem or the engine noise (lifters)

Fuel Filter
Fuel pump
spark plugs
spark wire set
value cover gaskets
flushed the radiator
replace upper and lower radiator hoses
temp sensor
new distributor assembly

I resolved the starting issue and engine noise (lifers tapping) by replacing the crank position sensor.




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Old 06-04-2008, 08:58 AM
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ya well i had done two engine flushes and still the same if not more. and CRAVEYJ those are two differant engines. i had actually work on a 2.5 once before, and what a nightmare. plus i think those engines have sludge problems anyway. i really cant think of anything more than to increase oil pressure some how at the filter housing on the engine(like on the 4G63s), unless i have other more evil problems with it. then i might need a preist!
if anybody knows anything else, then please by all means!!!
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Old 06-04-2008, 11:37 AM
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CPS has NOTHING to do with lifters tapping ...
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Old 06-06-2008, 06:45 PM
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i'm sorry. i'm not sure what you mean by the abbreviation CPS. unless you mean crankcase pressure sensor?
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Old 06-06-2008, 06:47 PM
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nevermind i'm a dumb dumb that doesn't read... crank pos. sensor duh...[8D]
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