Click Here -> Please Consider Making a PayPal Contribution to the FordSix Forum!
2019 Contributors:
NJwpod, 1strodeo, mightynorseman, maxtrux, 6d7coupe, broncr, Phase3, 68Flareside240, bmbm40,
mustang6, WorldChampGramp, justintendo, BigBlue94, ags290, motorsickle1130, Rooster, ousooner919, ethanperry
rzcrisis, DoctorC, jamyers, Motorboy, fastpat, Silverback280, chad


<<< New Site Update >>>

1.9 tracer lifter problems

Moderator: Mod Squad

Guest

1.9 tracer lifter problems

Post #1 by Guest » Mon Mar 06, 2006 10:29 pm

My '95 tracer with a 1.9 liter four now has a noisy lifter, and I'm not sure if there's anything I can do about it without a major teardown. My haynes manual does not show a diagram with the cam installed, and just gives instructions for "removing the cam, lifters, and rocker arms", not for just removing the lifters.

This, of course, involves removing the timing cover and all the belts (a major PITA on a fwd car with A/C and power steering). I'm wondering if I can access the lifters without removing the cam. Does anyone know if you can remove the lifters without pulling the cam out? I don't plan on keeping this car more than a few months, but don't know what will happen if I let the problem get worse. With a back problems, I can't go through the full teardown to remove the cam. Any suggestions?

Thanks,
Thor

User avatar
80broncoman
Global Moderator
Posts: 3315
Joined: Sat Oct 18, 2003 10:49 pm
Location: The Great state of Ohio!!

Post #2 by 80broncoman » Mon Mar 06, 2006 11:08 pm

Is this the Ford design 8 valve engine with the Sohc ? Or the mazda 16 valve Dohc design?
If its the ford motor I think it is very easy.
OAPSE Union Member

Real men don't wear Bowties
When it come to engines If its .001 loose nobody knows, But if its .001 too tight EVERYBODY KNOWS!!
80 bronco FUV (farm utility vehicle)300 T-18 3.50s EFI head, offy C dual plenum, 500 edel carb, 1.7 roller rockers, Crane 260 cam EFI Exh

Guest

Post #3 by Guest » Wed Mar 08, 2006 8:58 pm

I just reread my manual- I was looking at the instructions for the DOHC 1.8. :oops: Although it's not shown in a diagram, I think my cam is inside the head instead of on top over the valvetrain. That does make it a bit easier.

But what happens it I just leave it and it gets worse? Will the lifter collapse and send metal throughout the engine? Frankly, I'd rather not mess with it since the car has other problems and will be worth little when I go to sell it.

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest