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H8CHEVY
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posted 04-25-2002 10:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for H8CHEVY   Click Here to Email H8CHEVY     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I also posted this in ford trucks, but I was wondering if anyone here could help me out. 95 ranger 4.0L, I have a couple bad lifters, the shop tells me that they might have to pull the heads to get to the lifters?? Im not famaliar with fuel injected motors, but it doesnt sound right to me.. can anyone tell me for sure??? thanks alot

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Larry Jennings
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posted 04-26-2002 12:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry Jennings   Click Here to Email Larry Jennings     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't know bout no 4.0s, they're about 1.0 short of anything I work with, but I'd consider a shop that gives an absolute bid and avoid a shop that "might" have to figure out how to deal with your motor on your dollar. JMO .

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H8CHEVY
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posted 04-26-2002 12:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for H8CHEVY   Click Here to Email H8CHEVY     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
thanks larry... im gonna take it out of that shop and do some research...

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Dusty Kiser
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posted 04-29-2002 09:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dusty Kiser   Click Here to Email Dusty Kiser     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by H8CHEVY:
thanks larry... im gonna take it out of that shop and do some research...



Bad news son. You DO have to pull the heads on the 4.0 to pull the lifters. Flat rate time is 8.9 hours! Figure in gaskets, lifters, fluids etc. you have a major repair on your hands. Pray the tech is careful about removing your rocker shafts, no more than two turns per bolt at a time so as not to bend them! I'd suggest you get a second opinion as to whether the lifters are in fact the problem. Good luck.

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H8CHEVY
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posted 04-30-2002 04:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for H8CHEVY   Click Here to Email H8CHEVY     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hey dusty, thanks for giving the info.. after considering everything I went ahead and pulled it myself today.. took about 5.5 hours to get it down to the short block, and after careful inspection the damn lifters look brand new! every last one! a little sludge in there nothing weird. but I think the problem is in the rockers themselves. as there are severe indentations in the shafts where they push down on the valve.. I think that may be causing the chatter im hearing? does this sound about right???

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Dusty Kiser
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posted 04-30-2002 04:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dusty Kiser   Click Here to Email Dusty Kiser     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by H8CHEVY:
hey dusty, thanks for giving the info.. after considering everything I went ahead and pulled it myself today.. took about 5.5 hours to get it down to the short block, and after careful inspection the damn lifters look brand new! every last one! a little sludge in there nothing weird. but I think the problem is in the rockers themselves. as there are severe indentations in the shafts where they push down on the valve.. I think that may be causing the chatter im hearing? does this sound about right???



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Moneymaker
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posted 04-30-2002 11:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
YUP! I wish that I would have read this thread earlier. I could have told you that. SOrry.

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H8CHEVY
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posted 05-01-2002 01:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for H8CHEVY   Click Here to Email H8CHEVY     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Both heads turned out to be cracked! Yikes!! I can feel the wallet getting skinny already! Is it true I can have the rocker arm resurfaced to take out the imprints of the valves? or will that throw the rocker off?? thanks...

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