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Hello I guess I'm replacing a lash adjuster today. Before I start I'd like to get a better idea of what I'm getting myself into. I know that you're supposed to replace all of them at once and that you have to pair them with the cams if you want to do the job properly but I'm just trying to get a lifter tick to go away.

Is the job going to be just open up the valve cover and pull out the damaged lash adjuster and replace it with a new one? Or is this going to be something a lot more complicated?

Thank you very much for your help.

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  • What engine? 4 or 6 cylinder
    – Moab
    Jan 26 '20 at 17:26
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If it is a V6 engine No you do not, If the 4 cylinder uses the same type of cam-follower arrangement it is basically the same procedure as outlined here for the V6. The tool for the follower may be different also.

Remove valve covers

Remove spark plugs

Remove rh front wheel

Remove splash shield in wheel well to expose the crankshaft pulley and center bolt

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Rotate engine using a socket on the crankshaft bolt until camshaft lobe is pointing away from follower, do this for each follower as they are removed.

use a spring compressor to compress spring to remove follower, once this is done use pliers to remove lifter/lash adjuster.

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I have removed this type of follower on various cars without special tools but recommend using one if you are not a professional.

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    using a 12oz hammer you gently knock the follower out, usually from the spring side towards the lifter, but not always, depends on the design of the follower. I would have to see an actual engine to know for sure. Putting them back in with a new lifter is easier because the lifter will not be pumped up with oil and will compress easily allowing insertion much easier.
    – Moab
    Jan 26 '20 at 17:57
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    I never soak them, been doing this for 50 years.
    – Moab
    Jan 26 '20 at 19:08
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    Most are non adjustable, plug and play.
    – Moab
    Jan 27 '20 at 11:54
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    From the spring side hit the end of the follower straight towards the lifter, use a brass punch if needed, it should pop out with some force, do not hit the spring inadvertently. If that does not work, try the other direction.
    – Moab
    Jan 27 '20 at 18:26
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    – Moab
    Jan 27 '20 at 18:36

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