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Is the lifters in a 2004 pontiac grand prix 3800 adjustable,it has a very loud pek,and has a very bad miss to it

some times the lifters get damaged or worn causing a leak down . do a compression test to check for a burnt valve. also check for broken valve springs.

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I have a loud knocking from the cam tower on a 3.8 2001 ss monte carlo. My bet is that it is a collapsed lifter. I removed the valve cover on the front side of the engine, when running and a i use a long...

Make sure the rocker arm is torqued to the proper specifications. (torque specifications: torque to 11 lb.ft, then tighten the bolt an additional 90 degrees)
If so, then your diagnosis is correct, barring a bent push rod.

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2002 grand cherokee 4.7 right head asy replaced lifter noise right front only warm... Mark

If the oil pressure is good, likely you got dirt into a lifter while you were working on it. You can take it apart again and clean out the lifter, or add marvel oil and if the stuff that got in there is carbon and not sand etc, that may dissolve it, or replace the lifter. If I were to go through all the work of taking it apart again, I'd opt for a new lifter, Also make sure that the rocker and pivot aren't worn or you may be wasting your time there.
Never re-use a lifter unless it came from the exact location it had been installed in, and then, only on the same cam it was used on. lifters once used, establish a wear pattern and will ruin a cam very quickly if replaced out of order.

May 13, 2010 | 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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I cant get a rocker arm to tighten down on my 96 taurusit torqs down but stays loose .the push rod is in place but it is not firm

You may have a collapsed lifter or it may just be normal if the engine has not been started up yet. If you are installing old lifters (or did not remove lifters for whatever repair you were performing) there may be debris/varnish on the lifter preventing it from returning under spring pressure. (In which case you should probably replace it.) Some new lifters are very soft before the engine is started and the lifter has had a chance to "Pump Up".

Oct 30, 2009 | 1996 Ford Taurus

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Part requirments for Cam and lifters

Yes you will need the following:

Assembly lube
Water pump gasket
Intake gasket
Timing cover gasket

Lifter removal tool
Puller for harmonic balancer
Cam installation tool/removal tool

I also would recommend replacing the timing chain and timing gears since you are going to have to take the timing chain off anyhow.

You will also need the associated tools to do the job, plenty off rachets, box wrenches and such.

If you are doing mechanical lifters you will also a feeler gauge to measure the valve clearance and make adjustments.

I cant think of anything else off the top of my head.

If you are doing a cam with more lift then I would recommend replacing your valve springs as well, it is easy and it will assure you do not incur valve float. You will have to take the rockers off when you install the new lifters because you have to remove the pushrods. I also recommend you replace the pushrods while you are at it, they are cheap. You will need a valve spring compressor and new valve springs and locks, they are pretty cheap.

Oct 29, 2009 | 1983 Ford F 250

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How do you remove the hatchback gas spring

have help to hold up the hatch (its HEAVY) once the weight is off, you may be asble to take needel nose pliers and pry the end off. its just a little ball joint. be sure to grease the new ones before you install them.

Oct 08, 2009 | 1982 Ford Mustang

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Lifter noise.

since the 4.2L is a push rod engine, you have the 4.6L or 5.4L which the valve train system is the same. The lifter can be removed without removing the camshaft by using two special tools that can be purchased from any tool house that sells special tools in your area. Tool 1 is a spacer to prevent the valve from traveling too far (damage to seal), Tool 2 is a valve spring compressor, that uses the camshaft as a fulcrum to depress the valve and spring enough to remove the rocker assembly, use a plastic pen to determine piston location before using the compressor tool, you want the piston approximately 1-2 inches below TDC, once the rocker assembly is removed the lifter can be pulled out the top. It is very improtant that the rockers and lifters be kept together by location (ie. exhaust number 3 rocker and lifter together) and installed back in thier original positions. If you can not get the special tools, then the only other option is to remove the cams. Hope this helps, let me know

Jun 01, 2009 | 2004 Ford F150

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Toyota previa springs and struts soft

yes there is at autozone they have spring lifters that go between
the spring itself and they are cheap .

Nov 30, 2008 | 1994 Toyota Previa

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Clapping noise coming from right side head.

Check valve spring for broken spring.

Sep 17, 2008 | 2002 Dodge Intrepid

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Lifters for a 1994 Mits3kgt

If you just want to swap lifters it's recommended to get the newer generation lifters that have larger oil wholes that don't get blocked and cause lifter tick. new lifters should be soaked in diesel and be sure to keep magnest away from them so you don't magnetize the ball valve inside.


There is a guide here that does just the lifters not valve stem seals
This should get you going in the right direction. I beleive i used a tool that is a flat bar with a 45 angle to press the lever down so i could pull the rocker and lifter but it's been a while and i don't know where i got the tool. it's flat with a red plastic coated handle.

If you are doing lifters then look at doing the Valve Stem Seals also. Saves you burning oil and keeps the engine running cleaner.

official tool to compress springs is very expensive but there's a home made solution above. this works but takes some muscle and patience.
another solution that requires removing the cams

I'd say the lifters is pretty easy but valve stem seals requires a little more tools wise and time.

Jun 27, 2008 | 1994 Mitsubishi 3000GT

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