9-3 1999

Valve Lash (Clearance) Adjustment

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
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The hydraulic cam followers used in Saab engines do not require adjusting. The cam followers keep the valve clearance within 18.75-20.8mm. However, if the cam followers are making excessive noise or are diagnosed to be defective, perform the following procedure:

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
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  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  5. If a cam follower is noisy, it can be found by removing the valve cover and, using a screwdriver, gently pushing down on each cam follower until the defective follower(s) is found by exhibiting a spongy feeling.
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  7. Replace the defective cam follower(s); first removing the camshaft(s).
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  9. Reinstall the camshaft(s) and the valve cover.
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