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Can a strut fail by just using a car hoist?
Hi, thanks for writing in. In my 35 plus years of servicing vehicles, I have never seen a strut go bad when I lifted a vehicle on a lift, however this does not mean it is not possible. When the...
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How difficult is it to replace a valve lifter and/or is it something worth taking to a mechanic?
Hello, thanks for writing in. Having lifters and valves replaced is best left to the professionals. Many times this can involve removing the cylinder head from the engine which will have an affect on the timing. Special procedures need to...
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Lifting the back of my 2 wheal drive toyota tacoma
There is almost an endless amount of lift kit suppliers and types of lift kits to use. The most common types of lift kits have springs and shocks along with shackles for the springs. I would recommend following a forum...
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Cracking/Squeaking sound when turning or braking
It is possible that you may have a ball joint that has dried out or maybe did not quite have enough grease in it when the lift kit was installed. I would recommend enlisting the assistance of a qualified technician...
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Lifters
Hi there, thanks for writing in. Most engines can have the lifters replaced without replacing the cam or rockers. You may want to have a local expert inspect the car and advise you on this repair.
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Low fluctuating oil pressure when engine is cold and noisy lifters when driving over 50 miles an hour
There are several causes for low oil pressure. They include components such as crankshaft bearings, to things like an oil filter or pump. A leaking o-ring will cause some issues, mostly related to low oil levels. The oil passages...
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Debating installation of a leveling kit
The biggest problem people run into with these types of kits is buying the cheapest kit they can find. Not saying that the cheapest may not be good, but it is much more important to find a kit that is...
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Shutting off and difficult startup - 1978 Jeep CJ5
Hey there, thanks for writing in. It sounds like you may have a large vacuum leak. Ensure the PCV system is hooked up correctly and that there are no broken or damaged vacuum lines. A smoke check of the induction...
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Loud lifters. No power 2008 Ford Fusion
Hello - the lifter noise and loss of power are, I believe 2 separate issues. The noisy lifter problem is somewhat common on this engine - sometimes caused by poor oil supply (oil sludging). The loss of power issue is...
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My car has been acting weird and I would really want to know exactly why the check engine and this other red light is on
Hi there. The red lightning bolt is the symbol that the throttle position sensor (TPS) has failed and is no longer responding to the ECM (computer). I recommend replacing the TPS with the OEM specified part for your engine. ...
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Hydraulic problem with engine lifters knocking.
Hi there. If the lifters are indeed tapping, then they are probably sticking. Try putting one quart of transmission fluid in the engine and run the engine for 15 minutes at 3,000 rpm. This will thin out the original oil...
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Lifter ticking and need specs and diagrams to replace the lifter.
Hi there. First you will need to drain all of the engine coolant from the engine. Then you will need to remove the intake, exhaust manifold to the side that has the lifter that is tapping, and make sure that...
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I hear a knocking sound coming from the engine.
Hi there. The sound could be the lifters sticking and not getting oil to them. This would be for the noise lessens as the rpm's goes up. Add 1 quart of ATF Type F to your engine oil and run...
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Valve lifter replacement, can't get TDC. Do I need to get TDC for head removal and lifter switch?
Hi there. Before removing the cylinder head the rocker arms and the push rods need to be removed. When removing the rocker arms, they will need to be loose and not tight. You do not need TDC, but close to...
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Would a faulty front main bearing seal drop oil pressure to the hydraulic lifters?
Hi there. Lifters will tap if there is no pressure to them causing a gap or if the lifters are out of adjustment. Put on a mechanical oil pressure gauge to the engine and check for oil pressure. If there...
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ticking at idle
Hi there. The lifters are sticking causing the push rods to be loose and tap on the rocker arms. Put one quart of ATF in the engine oil and run the engine for 15 minutes at 3,000 rpm's. Then change...
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Motor making a tapping noise.
The tapping noise that you are hearing is the lifters on the engine not filling up with the engine oil either due to lack of oil pressure or they are stuck. First check the oil level and make sure that...
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How can I fix a ticking noise coming from the engine to my Pontiac torrent 2009?
Hi there. The noise you are hearing is the lifters in the engine are not pressurizing up or stuck in the down position. Check the oil level on the engine and see if the level is low. If the fluid...
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Illuminum scraping or ticking when warming up and driving it out of driveway but then stops, whats the problem??
The noise sounds like a lifter tapping on the engine. This is caused by dirty engine oil and or a plugged oil filter. I recommend servicing the engine oil and filter first. If the noise continues, then I recommend seeking...
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Engine light was on it started with a slight knock on a cold morning. It didn't stop and it got worse.
Hi there. Depending on the sound of the knocking noise and where the noise is coming from on the engine will determine if the engine needs replaced or not. If the noise is near the top of the engine, then...

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