What cause's a Chevy lumina to tick and idle wrong

Asked by Dec 23, 2014 at 12:33 PM about the 1991 Chevrolet Lumina 4 Dr Euro Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Euro 3.1

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Low oil, low oil pressure, bad lifter, worn cam lobes. Bad idle could be caused by the ECM reading a knock signal caused by the tick, if it is really bad. Is the check engine light on?

Yes da check engine light is on

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If you have oil pressure and the car is driveable, then most parts stores can do a computer check for you, write them down, then repost them back here and someone will help you with further diagnosis.

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