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  • How hard is it to replace hydraulic lifters

    My suv which has 210k on started knocking really loud yesterday. Loud enough to wake the neighbors up. It's definitely coming from the engine.

    Have any of you ever replaced it.

  • #2
    What SUV? And what makes you believe replacing the hydraulic lifters is the fix and that you don’t have a bad bearing?

    Have you checked on http://www.car-part.com to see how much a junkyard replacement motor would be - may be less of a headache and you can likely get something with much lower mileage

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    • #3
      Check your wires - I had a critter eat two plug wires - and I thought the engine was going to come up through the hood!
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      • #4
        Mike- it's my daily driver Hyundai santa fe. It has the same engine as the Mitsubishi Gallant. Pretty sure it's not the bearings because the noise os coming from the top. I will find out this week if that's truly the problem, which I hope so. I don't want anything nightmarish.

        Robert- plugs seems ok, but i will double check.
        Last edited by 2.8 Bird; 04-14-2019, 07:53 PM.

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        • #5
          If it is your lifters, try some seafoam suppose to work well. I hope its minor. Good luck.
          08' L76 6.0L 4X4 Chevy EXT.Cab LTZ Vortec MAX with Snug top cover, Dynomax exhaust,Hptuners& K&N intake
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          • #6
            I just dound out it was the AC compressor has siezed up. I pulled the belt and listened to the engine and it sounded fine, but when I went thru the pulley accessories the AC one was stiff.

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            • #7
              Good to hear.
              08' L76 6.0L 4X4 Chevy EXT.Cab LTZ Vortec MAX with Snug top cover, Dynomax exhaust,Hptuners& K&N intake
              96' Camaro M5 to A4 conversion, alot of mods ,see Homepage. GT35R Turbo http://www.cardomain.com/ride/244123...vrolet-camaro/

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              • #8
                Sounds like a better problem to solve lol

                2002 SOM Z28 Camaro
                1996 3800 camaro- Gone - still the fastest N/A Canadian 3.8L F-body
                V6 best: 13.43 @ 100.77 mph


                My Current Build | Synthetic Oil | Videos

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                • #9
                  Sucks though I paid over 1400 to have the compressor, dryer, and condenser installed.

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                  • #10
                    Damm, thats alot but probably needed.
                    08' L76 6.0L 4X4 Chevy EXT.Cab LTZ Vortec MAX with Snug top cover, Dynomax exhaust,Hptuners& K&N intake
                    96' Camaro M5 to A4 conversion, alot of mods ,see Homepage. GT35R Turbo http://www.cardomain.com/ride/244123...vrolet-camaro/

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                    • #11
                      Unfortunately it was needed. Pieces of metal went into the system and it has to be replaced.

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                      • #12
                        That sucks, did you ever get the fuel pump in on the bird?
                        08' L76 6.0L 4X4 Chevy EXT.Cab LTZ Vortec MAX with Snug top cover, Dynomax exhaust,Hptuners& K&N intake
                        96' Camaro M5 to A4 conversion, alot of mods ,see Homepage. GT35R Turbo http://www.cardomain.com/ride/244123...vrolet-camaro/

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