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Old 04-25-2007, 11:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs down Mustang with a tapping vavle!

Ok, I have this 97 ford mustang cobra, It has a bad valve tap, and I was told that all it needs is adjusting, what I dont know is what to excatly adjsut, Im guessing valve height, and what to adjust it to, its getting pretty bad so if you could help me out that would be great, ford 282ci or 4.6L 32v engine.
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run it low on oil? i dont know if the valves are ajustable.
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valves are not adj on the 4.6 - the 16 / 32 valve - may be a dead lifter -
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well I know I have to get under the valve cover to see whats up, how can I tell if the lifter is dead, and theres nothing to adjsut the valves at all, not even anything dealing with valves, and oil level is full, o and the car lost quite a bit of performance when this started to happen.
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check the plugs, i had a 03 gt that was pro charged and the same symptoms happened, it has a slight miss and was tapping. i pulled the plugs and they were smashed. the piston came apart. maybe the case if a miss is present
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I already checked it plugs are fine, Im sure its a valve problem.
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I know 4.6s are notorious for that sound. My 99 cobra makes the same noise but not too bad. I dont know the fix, but I do have a great idea.. Why not try a mustang forum.
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Old 04-27-2007, 04:05 PM   #8 (permalink)
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thing is I'm really not a mustang fan just trying to help my mom out with her car, the sound is real bad nothing normal at all, Ill try some mustang forums. Thanks
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