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Engine has ticking sound during idle, someone told me it was lifters. How can I be sure
1990 FORD FESTIVA
When engine idles there is fast tick sound, checked oil is good I believe. I am not sure hot to check oil pressure. Also oil light comes on while car is off!
have the same problem?
Thursday, June 14th, 2012 AT 11:38 AM
Check the oil pressure with a mechanical gauge-remove the oil pressure sending unit-hook it up and start the engine -then read off the pressure if its within specs
Thursday, June 14th, 2012 AT 11:59 AM
K and what about lifters
Thursday, June 14th, 2012 AT 12:07 PM
You can never be sure about a lifter noise without disassembling things and inspecting and even then it may not be obvious.
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Thursday, June 14th, 2012 AT 1:17 PM
Like Wrench said, you have to disassemble things and inspect to determine the problem-possible-excessive valve lash, collasped lifters and worned out camshaft lobes-etc
Thursday, June 14th, 2012 AT 6:45 PM
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