RepairPal is your advocate for car care advice and guidance

Q: mechanic says lifters knock engine needs replace.Is that true? on 2003 Toyota Camry

Rookie cbe0621eac06868b3efe0d8d1d3611e23c60d3114864ea2ec19a68cfbd3eebab
camry has 306,000 miles. loud clacking sound. using oil but no leak on ground. we change oil 2500 miles. have to Add oil between changes. perplexed. Because of lifters, does engine have to be replaced?
No car image 94a1663db56199c5353592009e34aaa51078a2469bed068bb8d6f0ba43accf97
Get a Repair Estimate
Guaranteed by certified locations nationwide. Learn more
RepairPal estimates are guaranteed at over 1,700 quality certified locations nationwide. Learn more
| |
this mess is to your mech. do you have all data? there is a valve adj listed in all data which takes 7.2 hrs so maybe you should not be so quick to point fingers.
Wow, someday YOU got to teach me how to adjust those valves on this car...I want to watch you do some "magic"!
Thank you for taking time to give me your suggestions. I will explore that option. Thank you again.
Replace defective lifters , if that is in fact the cause of the noise. If the shop is recommending replacing the engine due to faulty/worn out lifters ONLY , then I would look for another shop .The lifters in that engine are maybe shim-type?
Didn't find what you were looking for?