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97 taco 3.4 tick help me

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Just a sami guy, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. Sep 14, 2011 at 2:38 PM
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    i got a 97 taco 3.4 5 speed it has a tick on the drive side. sounds like a liter to me just sounds like its in one spot. what should i do??

    should i just try to replace that one liter or is this ok

    truck has 151,000 miles and im about to do a timing belt so this is when i want to replace or what

    thanks
     
  2. Sep 14, 2011 at 4:51 PM
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    Welcome to the site!

    Not really sure what you mean when you refer to replacing a 'liter', do you mean a valve? A slight tick is a common traight to these motors, but what you have might be more than that.

    Have you checked the obvsious like the oil or changed it recently?
     
  3. Sep 14, 2011 at 5:20 PM
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    Well there is 3.4 liters to be changed.
     
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    they all have a slight tick. it has to do with the emissions system, not the valves.
     
  5. Sep 14, 2011 at 5:23 PM
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    Perhaps he meant lifter? :notsure:
     
  6. Sep 14, 2011 at 5:38 PM
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    i did mean lifter hahaha sorry

    the oil was just changed and it still does it. it just sounds like one lifter is ticking
    a friend said sometimes it happens but idk and before i take and try to replace it
    i thought i would ask here 1st thanks
     
  7. Sep 14, 2011 at 5:47 PM
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    Mine ticks all the time, always did.
     
  8. Sep 14, 2011 at 5:53 PM
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    may sound stupid but my truck ticks when i get on it a little with regular gas. kinda sounds like spark knock or something. as soon as i put premium in it the noise disappears so i just keep premium in there now and no more ticking.
     
  9. Sep 14, 2011 at 6:00 PM
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    That's ping your hear, pre ignition.
     
  10. Sep 14, 2011 at 6:02 PM
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    whatever it is, premium gas gets rid of it...
     
  11. Sep 14, 2011 at 6:08 PM
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    it just sounds like that on one side the other side sounds good it ticks at idle and when u give it gas it just gets alil louder with more gas
     
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