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Secretly thinking about pushing my new van over a cliff:eek:
Noticed a ticking noise coming from the timing side of the engine this evening.
Rev the engine highly it goes away, leave idling it stays away. Drive it a short distance
and you can hear it again at idle. Previous owner had it serviced before I bought it.
Sounds like a hydraulic tappet sticking.
Anyone else have had a similar problem?
 

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Secretly thinking about pushing my new van over a cliff:eek:
Noticed a ticking noise coming from the timing side of the engine this evening.
Rev the engine highly it goes away, leave idling it stays away. Drive it a short distance
and you can hear it again at idle. Previous owner had it serviced before I bought it.
Sounds like a hydraulic tappet sticking.
Anyone else have had a similar problem?
Hi,


If it's a 2.4/2.5 do a search for vacuum pump noise.

Cheers Trev.
 

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If not the Vacuum pump maybe belt tensioner either timing belt or alternator belt. Also check the crank pully bolt they are ment to be replaced when the belt is done.

Vacuum pump noise should go when the brake pedel is pumped for a few seconds.
 

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Thanks guys, does go away when pedal pumped.
So now I'm off to find that cliff, hopefully one with a nice slope leading up to the edgeLOL:LOL:
Might strip it down tomorrow to get a look at it and see what parts I will need.
 

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Don't roll it over a cliff - think of the environmental damage :eek:

If you're going to trash yer van - make some good come out of it - Roll it down a hill through a McDonald's window or something :D (When it's closed of course!
 

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Not bad enough for a cliff. Just sounds like wear on the vacuum pump. Anoying but wont cause any issues if you ignore it. Otherwise new pump is about £150 if you shop about and quick to change. Alternatively some just weld a piece to the end of the rod to take up the slack of the worn pump.
 

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Might turn it into a chicken coop if it gives me any more trouble LOL:
 
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