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Question DetailsAsked on 5/5/2012

I have a 2002 Chevy Camaro, 3.6 Liter engine. I have engine problems that sounds like the lifters....loud pinging noise when i started it.

I had it towed to Pep Boys because they contacted me through AUTOMD. After I got there they ignored me and the guy I originally spoke to on the phone, disappeared. I finally left after waiting for almost an hour just for them to look at the car. Long story short, they said I need a new motor....wanted me to buy a motor with 112,000 miles, when the one that's in it has 126,000. I had it towed back home.
I'm not convinced they even started it or for that matter opened the hood. Either way, I need my car fixed and am not convinced at all that it needs a new motor. I want someone to show and convince me. I've read a lot and know a little about cars. The lifters sound like their pinging on the gasket cover. Can the lifters be replaced or adjusted since the manifold head has to be removed to get to them, or should the motor be overhauled at the same time because it's so extensive to get to the lifters? Please help..

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You would have to run through a few diagnostic procedures first , to get it diagnosed properly, but first off the lifters are tapping loudly ok, whats next does the car run bad or just make noises, give me some more information and i might can help you figure out a solution,maybe.

Answered 8 years ago by kenno25

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