Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: if one hydraulic valve lifter is damaged do i have to replace all 16

asked by on

one of the 16 hydraulic valve lifters is damaged. do i have to replace all 16 valve lifters?

My car has 45000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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 one out so might as well replace all of them while you’re at it. If you’d like a second opinion or run into any issues with this, contact a certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, who can come to your home to service the vehicle.

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

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. if one hydraulic valve lifter is damaged do i have to replace all 16

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: What do P shift mean on 2015 jeep Cherokee

The P indicates you are in paddle shift mode and need to shift down. You can disable paddle shift and put in drive mode by holding the + plus button until D or S is displayed.

Q: I want to buy a 2000 Porsche boxster but im scared about the ims going out how can i prevent that?

The majority of intermediate shaft failures is caused by debris getting into the bearings. Opinions vary but I'm of the opinion that if you want to prolong the life of that bearing as well as the entire engine, DO NOT...

Q: Vehicle has dtc c100a

You likely have a broken wire, shorted wire, or bad pin connection. Start with a visual inspection of the wiring and connectors from the sensor to the ABS control module located by the master cylinder. Chances are you will find...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
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.