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You should have watched a You Tube Video
That would be cleaner & easier than removing
the valve cover
I guess you never considered that you have overhead
cams & the lifters are buried in the heads & can't see or
get to them
Is that a chrysler product ? Somewhat common issue
Posted on Oct 27, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
what do you mean with 'bad valve cover' ?I asume it is leaking oil.it means that the rubber seal is not sealing anymore,it has gone hard.tighten the cover bolts sometimes seals it for a while.to get to the rubber seals the inlet manifold has to be unbolted and moved,a fairly involved procedure but easy to do if you have a manual and standard handtools.The misfiring is likely stray arching of the coils .remove the top plastic cover of the motor andlook when it is very dark [like lightsof in your garage] and look for sparking.If so ,replace sparkplugs or/and leads.[remove inlet manifold also]Tapping lifter,works with oil,try engine oil flush and/or change oil brande.if problem persist replace lifter,lifter undervalve cover
Posted on Jun 08, 2009
SOURCE: 1995 ford contour lifter noise
If it had any head work done such as valve grinding. there could be a valve a tad shorter and may
result in a noise until the engine warms up. That is what i hear the problem is with mine. There
was no noise before i had the head work done.
Posted on Oct 02, 2008
SOURCE: collapsed lifter
if it is higher mileage i would replace all of them since you are already tore down to replace one. it is not a common problem.You could replace the one and never have another problem just never know.
Posted on Jan 29, 2009
SOURCE: upper engine knock
I had the same problem with my 1999 Cobra Convertible, it sounded like valve problem, but ended up being, a wrist pin noise! Replaced the enging and trans, found a new Engine thru Trans, with everything on it for $4300, sold the old one (with the noise) on e-bay, for $4300 plus shipping.
The drivetrain now has about 10k miles on it, no problems! Have someone check for wrist pin noise!
This is a Roush Cobra Convertible, I will sell for $12,500, with a new top! Pictures avalible!
Posted on Apr 11, 2009
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