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I have a comanche that was running ruff so I pulled the valve cover and saw that one of the push rods had fallen down into the engine. after pulling it out I was unable to put a new one in and have it fit into it's "seat".

my question is:
Can I replace the lifter without pulling the engine and the cam shaft?

and am I better off replacing the engine? (the engine has 90,000 miles)
 

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mntbkrguy said:
I have a comanche that was running ruff so I pulled the valve cover and saw that one of the push rods had fallen down into the engine. after pulling it out I was unable to put a new one in and have it fit into it's "seat".

my question is:
Can I replace the lifter without pulling the engine and the cam shaft?

and am I better off replacing the engine? (the engine has 90,000 miles)
First off, you need to pull that lifter and see what it looks like... and make sure your cam is still in decent good shape... if it is, you CAN put a new lifter and pushrod in , but i wouldnt recommend it. If i were you, id pull the old cam, make sure your bearings are in spec.. if not, replace em, then stab in a new cam, and new set of lifters.
 

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just realized something... you said that the pushrod fell down into the engine and wasnt resting on the lifter... If thats the case, your lifter probably isnt riding on the cam anymore, if it still exists.
if thats the case, you can start tearing into the top end of your engine now.
 
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