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Bad lifters ticking rebuilt engie Thank you

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  • brenda_mchsi Jan 07, 2009

    Bad oil pump Thanks again Oilstraving engine

  • brenda_mchsi Jan 07, 2009

    re build lifters, oil pump,grand am

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    michael sinclair May 11, 2010

    what is the mileage, and engine size.

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I imagine you probably have a 3.0 L in your van. Probably over 200,000 km (120,000 miles). the lifters in these engines have a problem with wearing holes in the bottom and not holding hydraulic pressure. get the lifters replaced. It is a 3 hour job according to the Chilton labor guide. Depending where you get lifters the can cost any where from $60 to $300. I got my last set on eBay for $40 us + shipping.

Hope this helps you out.

Mike

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