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Mike Kelly, Auto Service Technician
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Experience:  17 years experience as an auto mechanic, foreign and domestic. 5 years running my own repair business.
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Hi i have a renault espace 2003 2.2 dci. it started to tap

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Hi i have a renault espace 2003 2.2 dci. it started to tap very loudly . now it runs very rough. there are no warning lights on and no smoke.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Mike Kelly replied 2 years ago.
Hello, welcome. My name is***** will do my very best to assist you with your question. I apologize if you have been waiting long for a response.
From what you are describing the noise that you are hearing is consistent with one of the lifters not priming up correctly or has completely failed, this will also cause the vehicle to run rough.
The first step is to have the lifters tested.
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