Avenger, Sebring Coupe, Stratus Coupe, 1999-2006

Rocker Arms

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General Information



The 2.0L and 2.5L engines are equipped with rocker arms/shafts. On the 2.4L engine the camshaft acts directly on the valve, therefore, no rocker arms/shafts are used.


NOTE
Before servicing the vehicle, also refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.

Inspection



2.4L Engine
  1. Check the roller wheel surface. If dents, damage or evidence of seizure is present, replace the rocker arm.
  2.  
  3. Check the roller wheel for smooth rotation. If it is loose or does not rotate smoothly, replace the rocker arm.
  4.  
  5. Check the inner diameter. If damage or evidence of seizure is present, replace the rocker arm.
  6.  

2.5L Engine
  1. Check the roller wheel surface. If dents, damage or evidence of seizure is present, replace the rocker arm.
  2.  
  3. Check the roller wheel for smooth rotation. If it is loose or does not rotate smoothly, replace the rocker arm.
  4.  
  5. Check the inner diameter. If damage or evidence of seizure is present, replace the rocker arm.
  6.  

3.0L Engine
  1. Check the roller wheel surface. If dents, damage or evidence of seizure is present, replace the rocker arm.
  2.  
  3. Check the roller wheel for smooth rotation. If it is loose or does not rotate smoothly, replace the rocker arm.
  4.  
  5. Check the inner diameter. If damage or evidence of seizure is present, replace the rocker arm.
  6.  

Removal & Installation



2.7L Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Relieve the fuel system pressure using the recommended procedure.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Rocker arm cover and rotate the engine until the cam lobe is on its base circle
     

  6.  
  7. Using special tools 8215-A and 8216-A, depress the valve spring enough to release the tension on the rocker arm.
  8.  
  9. Remove the rocker arm from the cylinder head.
  10.  

To install:

  1. Lubricate the rocker arms with clean engine oil.
  2.  
  3. Depress the valve spring far enough to Install the rocker arm.
  4.  
  5. Install or connect the following:

    Rocker arm into its original position over the valve and lash adjuster.
     
    Rocker arm cover
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  6.  

 
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