2006 Vauxhall Meriva 1.4 petrol
Tapping noise when started up but goes when acceleration

Keith Harrison
1 points

Problem added: Sep 22, 2020 (1 month ago)
Have tapping noise when engine his started but goes when your on the road accelerating any advise thank you but no loss of power

Car details
Car: Vauxhall Meriva
Variant: 1.4 petrol
Model Year: 2006
Category: Engine & Drivetrain
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2,012 points

Sep 22, 2020 (1 month ago)
Possibly a noisy tappet,would check your oil level is okay, a flush and oil and filter change may help ,difficult to know without actually hearing it ,but as it’s only there when started and idling then goes away as oil pressure is increased when vehicle is driven that could be it.
Keith Harrison
1 points

Sep 22, 2020 (1 month ago)
Thank you will try that first
15,389 points

Sep 23, 2020 (1 month ago)
If that doesn't cure it ( may well do ) , possible timing chain rattle ?
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