• Tiny
  • hondaboy213
  • 1992 Honda Accord

Engine Mechanical problem
1992 Honda Accord 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 192000 miles

recently I took apart my car engine to rebuild it and clean all the parts. But when I got to the top for the life of me I couldnt figure out if all the lifters are supposed to be locked down tight or if im supposed to be able to move them up and dow. And if all are supposed to be able to move up and down. Then how do I get the ones that are stuck to start moving again

Monday, October 25th, 2010 AT 12:31 PM

1 Answer

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  • KHLow2008
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  • 41,976 posts

Hi hondaboy213,

You are such a brave person to rebuild an engine without understanding the basics of the engine mechanicals.

Valve lifters are supposed to open and close at different time between the various cylinders. When lifters are tight, you need to crank the crankshaft and camshaft to get the camlobe away to get them loose. That is known as valve clearance when loose.

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Monday, October 25th, 2010 AT 1:21 PM

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