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if one hydraulic valve lifter is damaged do i have to replace all 16
Hello. Thanks for writing in about your Jeep Commander. No you do not have to replace all of the hydraulic valve lifters but I recommend that you do. You have to open up the engine just to get the single...
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Front end high. 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Hey there. This sounds like you do have struts that are binding and not returning to normal heights after it extends. This would likely require the struts to be replaced in order to be corrected.
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Can i only put 50 mm coilspring spacers in or do i need to change anything else
Doing any kind of vehicle lift will put the front wheels out of alignment with excessive positive camber without having a camber lift kit installed. Just installing the coil spring spacers will give a small lift of about an inch...
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Car started making loud noise, oil changed prior to this
Hey there, thanks for writing in about your 2000 Saturn LS2. This can happen at times when the car has been sitting for a period of time. Hydraulic lifters help to operate the camshaft, which opens and closes the valves...
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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 to change the lifters
In order to replace the valve lifters, removal of the valve covers and rocker arm assemblies is required. The job can be a little extensive and many of the fasteners removed cannot be reused or they may cause damage to...
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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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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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