Need Help?

1991 Ford F150 Custom Reg Cab

1991 Ford F150
Do you own this car?
Estimated Mileage
Enter current mileage for most
accurate info about this vehicle

Track Your Service Records
Get Recall Alerts
Get Updated Value Estimates on Your Car.

back to question list

Ask the Community

Ask Our Auto Mechanics

October 21, 2012, 12:33 pm

Lori M

Question: Lifter hitting loud on top end, what should i do?

just getting my truck running again been sitting for 13 years, when i finally got it fired up sounds like the lifter is stuck, changed the oil and added a couple of quarts of transmission fluid, do you think the lifter will clean itself and be fine after being ran awhile, or is it going to ha to be taken apart.

October 23, 2012, 7:48 pm

Tyler O

It may eventually quiet down. Run it for a while longer and see. It shouldn't hurt as long as you have good oil pressure. Maybe hold the rpms a little higher, you can also put thicker oil.

0/0 users found this helpful.

Ask our panel of certified auto mechanics a question. We pay for their advice so you don't have to

My Auto Score

See the free AutoCheck score

Meet The Experts
Kim Perrin
Kim Perrin is our resident mechanic here at DriverSide. Kim worked as…
Tyler Orr
Tyler Orr is an expert in German and Japanese cars and has been a mechanic …
Elizabeth Kriesten
Elizabeth Kriesten worked as an automotive technician for several years at Dodge…
Tips on Servicing

Car Brakes: How Do You Know When to Change Them?

By Zach Bowman For those who suffer a daily commute through heavy traffic, your vehicle's braking system can bring thousands of pounds of metal, plastic and empty Starbucks cups to a stop hundreds of times before you get to work. It goes without saying that these pieces wear out, but they do so slowly, meaning you may not notice they need attention until ...

Read more…