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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-23-18, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
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1995 probe 16v engine tapping sound

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i have a 2.0 ford probe for about 10 years... And ever since i bought it the engine always made a tapping noise...
this is not my video, but the sound is very simillar to this one..


Ive been taking the car to mechanics over the years and so far, Ive replaced all 16 Hydraulic Lifters, spark plugs, fixed oil leaks, Cam Cover Gasket. Spent a lot of money... But the old tapping noise still remains...

Can anyone tell me what could be, or how to fix it ?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-24-18, 02:05 AM
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Re: 1995 probe 16v engine tapping sound

Checked camshaft lobes ? Another long shot if not that , crankshaft pulley .

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Re: 1995 probe 16v engine tapping sound

R.S.LOGAN, thanks for the reply
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I dont think its the crankshaft pulley. The mechanic changed the belts 2 or 3 times, and the noise its not coming from there... To be more precise in the 2.0_16v engine the noise comes from the 1st valve next to the camshaft /alternator.

Ive looked for a selling camshaft in ford_probe_store.com, and could not find anything, except for some videos on youtube. Could you explain better what i would be looking in the camshaft that could be making the noise ?
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Re: 1995 probe 16v engine tapping sound

Tough call, I've heard leaking exhaust manifold gaskets sound like the video, but I'd think someone would have checked that. If that's tight, I'd pull the valve cover and check lash and the conditions of the rockers/lifters.

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Re: 1995 probe 16v engine tapping sound

This is the only video I can find just now showing wear on camshaft lobes , not the best but shows the wear .If knocking back , usually not hard to see .


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