2009 Peugeot 207 1.4i 75 Manual
Tapping noise while idling and running rough

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Julas
Driver
2 points

Problem added: Apr 22, 2018 (2 years ago)
while car is idling there is a sort of like tapping noise coming from the engine and when revving or accelerating you can hear the tapping noise gets louder at times and sometimes you do not hear anything. In other words - its like the engine runs rough while car is idling. shouldn't the car idle more quietly or is it the way it should sound.

Car details
Car: Peugeot 207
Variant: 1.4i 75 Manual
Model Year: 2009
Category: Running Rough, Starting & Power Loss
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1/4drive
Legend
1,890 points

Apr 22, 2018 (2 years ago)
Shouldn't make unusual tapping noises,
I'd look at the camshaft/tappits.
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whittingehame
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15,938 points

Apr 22, 2018 (2 years ago)
Could be crankshaft diffuser pulley
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Julas
Driver
2 points

Apr 23, 2018 (2 years ago)
Thanks to all for your speedy reply - much appreciated!!

I previously owned a Toyota 1.6 GLS (RXI) shape and the mechanical issues were quite understandable. As with the Peugeot, when it comes to detailed mechanical issues - I'm really quite clueless. Is this a huge and expensive problem to fix? Thanks in advance.
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1/4drive
Legend
1,890 points

Apr 23, 2018 (2 years ago)
Little point in borrowing trouble,
Get it looked/listened too before worrying about bills.
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