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I need the tappet setting code for a 1995 ford econovan.tappets are noisy.

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There's NO code for noisy lifters. Depending on miles and previous maintenance (oil changes, etc) your lofters are probably worn. They need to be replaced and you might have an oil pressure test done to make sure there's is adequate oil pressure.

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