I have a ticking noise in my engine. I've been trying to find an answer, and today I took it to a shop to have it looked at. They say that I have a sticky lifter. I think I have the bad lifter located (far back passenger side) . I don't want to spend $500 replacing a $5 part. So, I've been looking into replacing it myself.
Everything I read says that I have to remove the intake manifold to remove a lifter. I can't figure this part out. I've read that you remove the pushrods (i know how this is done) and use a strong magnet to pull out the lifter through the hole where the pushrod was. If this is the case, why the need to remove my intake????? Am I missing something?
I appreciate all responses, even the ppl who think I'm a moron for not knowing this answer. Haha.
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Oh, I'd like to add that my car is running great and ,after all the work I've done, this ticking noise is driving me crazy