2000 Toyota Rav4

Engine Mechanical problem
2000 Toyota Rav4 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 87000 miles

Lifter noise is not always present at stops, at times very loud at stops. Also lifter noise when going a steady speed and lifter noise apears when feathering the gas pedal to maintian speed
Peter Conn
November 6, 2009.

First, does the engine have good oil pressure? Second, are you sure it is a lifter noise? If so, you need to remove the valve cover and check and reset rocker arms that are loose.