heavy Tapping noise -1998 Intrepid.
Mistakenly, I posted this as a reply to the 2.7L Burning Oil post ..
I need help to fix my 1998 2.7L Dodge Intrepid.
Need your help with the "shaft mounted valve compressor.."
Bought about 6 months back.
Was running good. All of a sudden very heavy Tapping noise, only from
the Passenger side.
Removed the Valve cover on both sides...
I see no build up of material.. Timing chain, guide, etc all look clean.
friends suggested inspecting the a) Rocker arm, b) Lifter & c) valve springs..
According to Haynes manual, there is a special tool to compress the
valve spring, without removing the cam shaft...
I went to many local stores, searched on the net and see nothing.
Haynes calls it " Shaft mounted valve spring compressor".
question: Any one used one of these " Shaft mounted valve spring compressor"...?
Any idea where I can buy one..?
I really do not want to remove ALL the stuff like, radiator, power steering pump , timing chain etc and then "inspect" the springs, lifter etc..
Any easy way to do this job...?
Appreciate your suggestions...