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Old 23 Apr 2003, 10:19 am
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On my 2003 GT with 667 miles, I was getting a tapping sound from the engine about 1.5 minutes after it warmed it. This happen first thing in the morning and also, after the car had been setting for awhile. I took it to the dealer and they replaced all of valve tappets. Now she is purring like a kitten.

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I get that valve noise too. But mine usually starts just after I start it cold and it is usually gone after the engine warms up.

Is this something that could be bad for the engine in the long term??

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Old 23 Apr 2003, 12:37 pm
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I've also got some valve train tapping. It was REALLY bad the first morning I started it up after the day I got it home. It hasn't been that bad since, but it does make a lot of clattering when it is running.

So this is a problem with the tappets that is replaceable under warranty??

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I've also got some valve train tapping. It was REALLY bad the first morning I started it up after the day I got it home. It hasn't been that bad since, but it does make a lot of clattering when it is running.

So this is a problem with the tappets that is replaceable under warranty??

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Yes, go get it fixed. Its a warranty item.

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I get that valve noise too. But mine usually starts just after I start it cold and it is usually gone after the engine warms up.

Is this something that could be bad for the engine in the long term??

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To me its a bad sign. It indicates that the lifters are not getting enough oil, when they are cold, which can't be a good thing. I have a 2.4 with 97K miles in my 97 mini van and it doesn't tap when its cold. Go get it fixed while its under warranty, and its still Chryslers problem.

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