A freind purchased a 1998 Hombre with 77k. Less than a year ago a valve job was done on the engine. There is a distinct metal to metal noise coming from the engine. It appears to be either a broken/bad lifter or push rod adjustment issue. Does this 2.2 have hydraulic or mechanical lifters? If mechanical, are they self adjusters? What is the book repair time for replacing the lifters? Thanks.
Wednesday, August 16th, 2006 AT 12:19 PM