2002 Pontiac Firebird running bad

Asked by ROBROY31BOATS Oct 02, 2020 at 06:55 PM about the 2002 Pontiac Firebird Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The car was running good. I stopped and filled up with gas, it was still running
good. I drove the car home killed it. I got up the next morning car sounded like
a lifter was tapping, but i am not sure. Anybody have any clue or any

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I bought a 99' 2 yrs ago with 86k on it, 3.8l. bcse i had just purchased it I was right on top of the oil but it dvlpd a tapping lifter sound on the left(drivr) bank, but i couldnt isolate it. Had it 2wks, oil on the stick and threw a rod thru the block at 1800-2000rpm, barely cruising. Never did figure it out precisely, but id do a valve adjustment if i were you. (Haynes, ch 2B sec 5. )

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