2003 Toyota Corolla 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 106000 miles
My car makes a tapping noise that I have been told is a valve lifter. It is most noticeable when the car is cold and greatly decreases when the car is warm and is practically inaudible if the hood is popped and the throttle is manipulted when the car is in neutral. Under power, it can be heard at from 2k to 3.2k rpms but is quiet (or drown out by the engine) otherwise. I understand that there is work involved in repairing this but would like some realistic, optimisitic, input. Thanks.
Tuesday, March 4th, 2008 AT 5:42 PM