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1995 1.9l

The first lifter on the bottom row won't come out.....I took the first one on the top row out, and the little bearing that rolls at the bottom was flattened.....i wonder if that could have worn my cam any .....hmmm.....anyways, i replaced the lifter with one from a junk yard....but the first one (bottom row) is stuck halfway out. it just won't come out. I can pull it halfway out....thats bout it. I stuck my finger down through the other side (first lifter bore hole, top row), and it feels like that little bearing that rolls off the cam has dropped a lil more lower than it should be. I hope all this makes sense. If I try to force it out anymore, i'm afraid it will make some sort of strip into the bored hole the lifter sits in causing it to leak. So pretty much what would be the easiest way to take this lifter out? If i slide the cam out will the lifter drop down? .......any suggestions?

I've edited this post a few times......i have done searches on the site, and have found about 4-5 people who have had the same problem. None of them ever complete the post tho saying whether or not the lifter was pulled out. One person even suggested a blow torch......but that sounds explosive. Another suggested turning the crank might pop the lifter out.....but that could strip the bore....although it might be my best course of action........and if i can't do this, can i drive the car with the top seal of the lifter loose? It came off.......I know from the searches that i should replace the cam and lifters because of wear, but i will do this soon after i can take out this lifter. Apparently this is a common problem that deserves a definite answer for the search files.

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I've never done valve head work on a 1.9L, but if your crank has a bolt on it that you can stick a 1/2" extention into and turn the engine over manually, I'd suggest pushing the lifter back down, then turning the engine over until the cam starts to push it up.

Sometimes lifter can be stubborn, but a pair of pliers usually pulls em right out. Remember that the tolerances are really high, so you have to pull straight out... if you pull off to the side at all, it'll bind up in the sleeve and it won't budge. Just make sure that you put oil all around the lifter as you're pulling it out so help ease it out. Other than that, there's really no trick to it. I'm not sure what in the 1.9L engines makes the lifters such a pain in the butt.
 
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