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.