If you are into cars, you are very well familiar with what a lifter is.
The purpose of a lifter is to keep your engine quieter and at the same time to improve the performance of it and ensure long a healthy life of the engine.
The fact is that they are made to keep the engine quiet and to be quiet themselves. However, sometimes lifters can go faulty too and start making unnecessary noise, that is surely not something that should happen.
Sadly, this is not a rare problem. It can occur rather often in older cars and in those cars that have a really large mileage. And not to mention the cases when the car itself is not serviced regularly.
The noise that they are producing can vary. It can last from just a few moments to the full time of a motor running.
The noise that a faulty lifter can produce is usually just simple ticking or tapping, but when it happens constantly, it can be really annoying.
Just remember the tapping of water from a leaky faucet. It is not much when you look at it, but when you have to listen to it; it is even more than annoying.
Now, not that the tapping and ticking sounds of a faulty lifter are just annoying, but they can also cause or be a symptom of more serious problems on your car. If you do not take care of it in time, your engine might get seriously damaged.
For this reason, I have listed four simple and common things that might cause a noisy lifter and I have also given you some of the solutions to the problem.
But let’s first give a quick look at the damage it can cause and how harmful it can be.Continue reading