Q: I have an issue with my #2 cylinder.

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My truck was driving fine until one day I drove my friend to his job. I parked on a steep incline and turned the truck off. When I came back to start it, it had trouble starting and when I could get it to start I heard a loud rattle coming from under the hood. I got it towed to a shop where they hooked their code reader up to it and they told me the #2 cylinder had failed. They suggested that I had a bad lifter, so I took it home and went into the motor to look. As far as I could tell all the lifters seem to be operating fine. I don't know what next to look for, and if I'm even able to fix it without taking it to a shop. Money is tight so I'd prefer to do this myself.

My car has 125000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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