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Lifters sticking cleaned and now it shakes real bad when it is running.

Lifters where sticking cleaned them and put rocker arms on they are staying tight but now the engine shakes really bad.

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If this is a 1.9 ltr you need to remove and compress all the lifters they are too tight and are holding the valves partialy open if this is a mazda engine simply adjust the valves if the lifters are pumped up

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SOURCE: 1989 murcurey tracer starts idels for a second then dies

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fuel filter.

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There are many possibilities. If you can get to an Autozone, Advance autoparts, or Oreilys store they will scan it for free. Once you have a Code number you can get parts for it or shop around for your best price on repairs.

Check your oil level, and water in case that is the cause for the repair light. Make sure you are seeing the check engine light and not an ABS or Brake warning. Shaking with the ABS or Brake light would mean the car should not be driven before inspecting.

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