Car has a loud tapping noise under the hood

Asked by Apr 04, 2014 at 12:37 PM about the 1997 Mitsubishi Montero LS 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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First thing to do is check your oil. Pull the dipstick and make sure you haven't run it dry. If you have plenty of oil, do you hear a loud ticking like in the top part of the engine under the valve covers? If so, you may have a bad lifter. Check your belts. I have seen them split and slap against things when the car is running.

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It could be a few things, like it could be an exhaust manifold that has developed a hole, when this happens it could sound very similar to a tapping sound, and maybe check the engine bay for anything that looks kinda loose that could attribute to the sound.

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