Lifter ticking all RPM and low speed hesitstion

Tiny
BOBHILLIER
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  • 1995 MERCURY TRACER
  • 60,000 MILES
The car sat for a year changed oil and have driven 50 miles or more it still ticks its a very low milage car for the year can it be fixed without tearing the top end apart I am skilled enough to do the job but if I don't have to tear apart I would be very happy I am in this car cheap and its mint want to keep profit high if possible thanks
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Tuesday, September 20th, 2011 AT 4:14 PM

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Tiny
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Most likely you will have to replace the lifters. They are varnished and frozen from your description.

Roy
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Tuesday, September 20th, 2011 AT 4:40 PM
Tiny
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That's the thing it is clean enough to eat off of I wouldn't but everything is like new and only 60,000 miles also it didn't do it when I first drove it just started and the hesitating also just started
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Tuesday, September 20th, 2011 AT 10:29 PM
Tiny
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Lots of issues with the lifters in this motor. Remove them and check them for varnishing.

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Tuesday, September 20th, 2011 AT 11:52 PM
Tiny
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That's what I needed to know do u think mmo will clean them up without removing them if not I will just take them out and check also can they be cleaned or just replaced if they r tarnished thank u for the help Bob
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Wednesday, September 21st, 2011 AT 12:03 AM
Tiny
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Nope, they would have to be removed. It would be a good idea to replace them if you have them out.

Roy
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Wednesday, September 21st, 2011 AT 12:11 AM

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