Caliber 2007

Valve Lash (Clearance) Adjustment

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  1. Remove the cylinder head cover.
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  3. Rotate the camshaft so the lobes are vertical.

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    Fig. To measure the valve lash, rotate camshaft so the lobes (1) are vertical.

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  5. Check the clearance using feeler gauges.
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  7. Repeat this procedure for all of the valve tappets and record the readings.
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  9. If the clearance was outside the required specification:
    1. Remove the camshaft. For additional information, refer to the following section, "Camshaft, Removal & Installation.-
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    3. Depending on if the clearance was too large or too small, increase or decrease the tappet thickness by the necessary amount.
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    5. Install the camshafts and verify the valve lash is correct.
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  11. Install the cylinder head cover.
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