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ltd: my 2002..000 miles I started hearing a very loud lifter sound

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my 2002 mitsu montero ltd has been running wonderfully. however last week at about102,000 miles I started hearing a very loud lifter sound at startup. What could be the problem. I religiously have changed the oil and filter every 5,000 miles with mobil 5-w 30 synthetic oil. please help. if lifters are bad how can i tell which one is bad? thank you.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Tom replied 5 years ago.
Unfortunately these hydraulic lifters are known to collapse over time . We have replaced many lifters for this issue .We do them as a set because after one has failed the others usually fair not to far down the road .You can tell by just pushing on them and seeing which ones are bad and has no resistance .You will need to replace the hydraulic lifters to fix this issue .This is the next step . Hoped this helped.Positive feedback and bonuses greatly appreciated.
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