GLS 6CYLINDER WITH WHAT SOUNDS LIKE A VALVE TAP

2002 Hyundai Sonata

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jaredski

April, 6, 2012 AT 6:24 PM

The car sat for awhile I changed the oil added some lucas and it went away for about 3 months and now its back and I only put maybe like 400 miles on it in those 3 months

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fixitmr

April, 6, 2012 AT 6:41 PM

Is it constant? Only on cold start? Does it change in noise level with different rpm/temperature?

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jaredski

April, 6, 2012 AT 6:43 PM

Ya it stays there even after car has warmed up and it gets faster with rpm's

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fixitmr

April, 6, 2012 AT 6:47 PM

You might try a heavier grade oil? Or pull valve cover and inspect for visible defects.

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jaredski

April, 6, 2012 AT 6:50 PM

Ok thanks on that style motor there's no lifters right

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fixitmr

April, 6, 2012 AT 7:07 PM

What motor do you have just to be exact.

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jaredski

April, 6, 2012 AT 7:09 PM

Pretty sure its the 2.7 6 cyl

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fixitmr

April, 6, 2012 AT 7:33 PM

DOHC 24valve?

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fixitmr

April, 6, 2012 AT 8:29 PM

Has hydr lifters directly under cam lobes on top of valve. A single tap could be something else or just 1 bad lifter.

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jaredski

April, 6, 2012 AT 9:56 PM

K thanks

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mhpautos

April, 16, 2012 AT 12:52 PM

It is advisable to replace all lash adjusters as you do not want to repeat the job again if a second one fails in the near future, remember that they all have done the same amount of work, so another failure may not be far away.

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