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I have 95 Pontiac firebird lifters were tightened without

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Customer: I have 95 Pontiac firebird lifters were tightened without torque car stared fine but vibrate bad had lifters adjusted and torqued car started but sputtered and died dude says it jumped time I think he done something to it to make it worse
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: well when the car was vibrating real bad I changed the spark plugs and wow it started the first click seemed like everything was fine till the last guy said he was torqueing the lifters and then it had to keep trying to start and when it did it sputtered and died now he says I may need another motor is it possible he just wants more money and why did it start so good before he adjusted then after its worse
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Customer: yes cause I need to no if this guy did something on pourpuse and if it needs another motor my god he was to ajust them now it don't run
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pontiac
Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.

Hi my name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist with this today.In some cases I may need more info to assist better.I apologize for any delay.

Depending on the engine in this vehicle here he may have damaged lifters or valves causing this fault here.If you can tell me the liter engine in your vehicle here this will help.I would have a cylinder compression test done on all cylinders to see if any are found to be low.If any are low and the lifters are not adjusted properly most likely valves were possibly damaged and may have damaged the engine pistons as well to where the engine would need repaired or replaced.

First thing first though if you can tell me the liter engine this will help.

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Thanks Pete