Back again guy's! I have a 95 yj I-6 with 186,000 on it. Recently there was a tapping noise, thought it threw a rod, but it turns out it was coming from the top. Brought it in to have it looked at, they did a compression test and said that Cyl 1 wasn't firing, replaced the plugs, but I had no cash to go further. So...I am going to pull the vavle cover off tomorrow and take a peek, how can I tell if a lifter is bad, and can I start the engine with the valve cover off to see if the lifters are working??? Any help is appreciated!
The lifters arn't under the valve cover it's farther down by the cam.The rockers and valve springs are under the valve cover.
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pull the valve cover and put a socket on the crank pulley. crank it slowly and check that each valve is opening and closing completely. if a valve is bent you'll be able to tell bc it wont close and youll see the spring is loose. if you still cant tell, you can start it w the valve cover off to see if u can isolate the noise. be prepared as it will be slinging some oil on you.
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