Valves tapping and clutch making noises


#1

Okay I have a couple questions. I have an '02 Nissan Maxima. A couple months ago I started hearing a tapping sound coming from under the hood. We change the oil and oil filter ever 3000 miles or so. And I checked the oil and it says that its full. I was wonder what it could be. Also when my car sits in idle it makes a little bit of a noise and when I push the clutch in the noise goes away. We got a new clutch and flywheel almost 2 years ago and it cost a hefty penny to get it fixed. Do you think I need to fix it again?


#2

When do you hear the tapping sounds? When it is first started? How long do you hear it? Is it loud or soft?


#3

well it was kinda loud and it only happened when i was excellerating. but i drove it today and i didnt hear that noise it was different whenever i would shift gears it sounded like a bunch of balls rolling around a tin can.