Mechanics

IF YOU HEAR A LOUD "PING" AND THE ENGINE BEGINS TO RUN REALLY ROUGH, IS THAT THE SIGN OF A BROKEN VALVE SPRING?

2000 Ford Ranger • 130,000 miles

I have pulled the valve covers and the intake manifold. I can not see any thing that looks wrong. How can you tell if a valve spring is broken?
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Rcbobj
February 8, 2012.



There won't be as much tension on the valve if a spring is broken. If the check engine light came on, scan the computer for trouble codes.