LOUD NOISE FROM VALVE COVER

  • Tiny
  • racine13
  • 1997 Ford Taurus
  • 220,002 miles

. My taurus over heated and blew the head gasket. I have repaired that problem. But now when it gets warmed up it sounds like the valves are coming through the valve cover. Is it the oil pump? I have no oil light. And was the oil pump the problem from the beginning?

Sunday, May 19th, 2013 AT 5:42 PM

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  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
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No, the head gasket blew from the overheating.

Remove the valve covers and make sure the rockers and push rods are in good shape

roy

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Sunday, May 19th, 2013 AT 5:57 PM
  • Tiny
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Reply from racine13 via email: I have replaced the head gaskets along with all the other gaskets on the top end. It started up fine and on the road test when it got warm it starting knocking on the top. I am thinking the oil pump is bad?

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Tuesday, May 21st, 2013 AT 11:50 PM
  • Tiny
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Make sure the rockers and push rods are not loose or off. I would do this first to verify the valve train is together.

If you had oil pump issues all the rockers would be making noise. Have a manual test done to see if the pump or bearing have failed

Roy

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Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 AT 4:26 PM

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