noise at front passenger side of 4.6
Hello all, my name is Trevor and I'm a new dude here and I found this site on a GOOGLE search and I hope I can get some info. I have a 2001 Crown Vic with 84,000 miles on it. When I bought it in 03 it had 32,000 miles on it. Oil changed regularly with Mobil1 synthetic. Ran great up to last month where it developed a noise at the front passenger side. Was told that the chain tensioner was a common deal so I took the car apart and changed the tensioner, guide, and the follower on the passenger side and the guide and follower on the drivers side though the drivers side is quiet. Put it back together and its still making the same clacking type noise in the same area. Took the valve cover back off but left the front cover on sans serpentine belt and started engine. There is no noise coming from the cam/lifter area. The noise still seems to be coming from the front of the engine. Here's something else, there is no oil squirting out of the lifters or anywhere on the head for that matter but there is no noise there. The gauge on the dash shows the engine has oil pressure and there is no other noises and the car runs smooth, no smoking or nothing and it has never burned oil or water. I'm at wits end and I don't wanna dump the car over this as I really like this car (super clean and everything works).