tappet noise accelerating

Asked by Oct 25, 2015 at 06:00 PM about the 2001 Saturn S-Series 3 Dr SC1 Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

as I shift up from each gear at the top end ; there is a tappet noise though the gears at the top end ....

3 Answers

22,315

Probably from worn or bad valves. It happens as cars age. I imagine that this is coming from the engine, not the transmission.

19,990

Try adding some Lucas Engine Oil Stabilizer to oil had a vehicle that was making that tapping noise added some Lucas and the tap was gone after about 30 minutes at idle.

I was reading about how it could have been the chain tensioner , if the guide was clogged .... ? I heard the engine does not have adjustable valves ... is this right ? but I will try the Lucas Oil yes of course it coming from the engine Mark ...... if it wasn't I wouldn't have even asked a question ....

Your Answer

S-Series

Looking for a Used S-Series in your area?

CarGurus has 655 nationwide S-Series listings starting at $2,995.

ZIP:

Saturn S-Series Experts

  • #1
    Alex Nazarian
    Reputation
    1,530
  • #2
    helpmeplease
    Reputation
    1,070
  • #3
    fabian_09_21
    Reputation
    900
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Saturn L-Series
445 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda Civic
757 Great Deals out of 69,405 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Mustang
589 Great Deals out of 36,206 listings starting at $1,200
Used Honda Accord
1,025 Great Deals out of 57,887 listings starting at $1,099
Used Toyota Corolla
783 Great Deals out of 53,913 listings starting at $1,200
Used Toyota Camry
929 Great Deals out of 80,594 listings starting at $1,440
Used Ford Focus
803 Great Deals out of 55,008 listings starting at $800
Used Saturn VUE
27 Great Deals out of 2,049 listings starting at $1,300
Used Nissan Maxima
266 Great Deals out of 22,818 listings starting at $1,499
Used Chevrolet Camaro
432 Great Deals out of 30,717 listings starting at $2,495

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.