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lifter replacement 96 mpv 3.0, V6

Old 01-05-2007, 08:24 PM
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Default lifter replacement 96 mpv 3.0, V6

I was informed today by a mechanic, after listening to the motor, that the tapping noise that has been getting worse is probably a lifter that has lost its "prime". I am not sure what that means but he states that the lifters will need to be replaced. Could anyone tell me how tough this job would be on this vehicle? I have some basic auto mechanical experience but have never worked in the heads.Thanks for any info!
Old 06-28-2007, 10:44 PM
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Default RE: lifter replacement 96 mpv 3.0, V6

I've got a '92 MPV that has 356000 K on it. It has had a bit of "sticky lifter" trouble since I bought it at 174000K, but changing the oil at 4000K seems to have kept it under control. Lately the "tick" tick" seems to be getting a little worse, but I put in a can of Wynn's Lifter Quieter (not exact name), and it seems to have helped alot. Once the van is warmed up I can't hear it at all. I was talking to the Mazda dealer and it sounded like a fairly costly repair. I'd like to hear from other folks on this fairly chronic problem with the high mileage MPVs Hopefully I'll see 400 thous K. Ken
Old 07-13-2007, 02:35 AM
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Default RE: lifter replacement 96 mpv 3.0, V6

See my response to
If their getting louder you should have them replaced. It was a common problem. Yes it is expensive. Im replacing my own and the parts alone are expensive. I would hate to have to pay shop rates to have someone else do it on top price of the parts...
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