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Sticking lifters on a 3.1 V6 - possible to fix or does it have to be replaced? Has appx 227,000 miles.

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Yes they are able to replace but it is going to cost you alot of money to have it fixed. What would should do is buy engine cleaner you put it into the oil just add it in and let it run for 5 min or 8 what ever is recomended then drain the oil and put new in with an oil filter.

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