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: How do I dial a number through the infotainment system?

You can use the infotainment system to manually dial a number that you wish to call. Here’s how: 1. Press the phone button once or twice, depending on the radio. 2. Use the MENU/SEL knob to select the first digit...

Q: abs and brakes lights cane on

Hello. This may be related to faulty wheel speed sensors which are located at each of the four wheels. These sensors monitor wheel speed which is relayed to the ABS system. When the ABS system detects an abnormal speed for...

Q: Car wont start new battery new starterr

Hi There, Depending on whether or not the vehicle will turn over or not depends on what the next step should be. If the engine does not turn over, I would recommend checking all connections related to the battery and...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
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.