Originally Posted by jimmer 426
I know this is probably the wrong place to post this but after 30 mins of trying to navigate this site for some info I'm ready to go nuts!!!! All I want to know is ....Do I have to remove the head to replace the #1 ex lifter?....(.2002 Ford Ranger 3.0).Looks like it might come up thru the head but I just can't get a good enough grip on it.....thanx for any help.
You can look at this thread:
And no you do not remove the head to change a lifter, but you do need to remove the upper and lower intake manifolds.
And just as a heads up(pun intended), the 3.0l exhaust valve seats had issues in the 2001+ years, the seats would move so valve wouldn't close all the way, rocker arm would be loose in this scenario as well, so check the height of other closed exhaust valves and compare that with the "loose" one.