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I have a 1996 Diamante, when you start the car or it is in

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I have a 1996 Diamante, when you start the car or it is in low gear or idle it has a loud tapping noise coming from the passenger side of the motor. I was told could be oil pump. or a hydrolic lifter??? any ideas

Steve :

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Customer:

good morning Steve and thanks for your time


 

Steve :

If it is just a signal lifter noise on one side of the engine then you have a bad lifter. To verify the oil pressure is ok and the oil pump is ok then preform a oil pressure test. If you have oil pressure then the oil pump is good. Buy what you typed you have a bad lifter.

Customer:

is it a easy job to replace??

Customer:

I have never worked on a Mitsu before Nissan yes

Steve :

You will need to remove the valve cover and the intake manifold.


 

Customer:

That is better then the oil pump with the timing to worry about

Customer:

I want to thank you for your advise and you have been very helpful in this

Steve :

Your welcome


 

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