Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Do i have to change the pushrods if i change the valve lifters

asked by on

I'm replacing head gasket and lifters. Do i have to change the pushrods as well

My car has 300000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

It’s not mandatory, but replacing hollow pushrods ensures that no debris is stuck in them that can come out later and end up in your new lifters. It can be time consuming to clean them, but if you decide to reuse pushrods they should be cleaned out as well as you can.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: I fixed the crankshaft sensors and cam sensor and it's still pulls up the crankshaft code can it be my ecm

You will need to monitor the crankshaft sensor input to the ECM to see if the signal is correct or going away when it gets hot. This is caused when a sensor is not producing a strong enough signal or...

Q: While driving car lost power then died and now won't start

There are several possible causes that keep a vehicle from starting. It would first be necessary to find out what the root problem is, meaning, for an engine to start and run, it needs fuel, air, and spark. To...

Q: Water pump problem

The water pumps leaking coolant is a common failure; the pump would need to be replaced to fix the problem. I recommend that you have a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, come to you and do a water pump...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.