Chrysler Front Wheel Drive Cars 4-CYL 1981-1995 Repair Information

Valve Lifters

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



When removing valve train components, make sure to keep the parts in order so that they can be installed in their original positions.

Except 2.5L Premier Engine

See Figure 1

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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the valve, rocker arm and lash adjuster components-2.2L and 2.5L except Premier engines

The 2.6L engines do utilize valve lifters. These engines use a solid adjuster screw to adjust the valve lash.

The removal and installation procedures for the valve lifters, also known as hydraulic valve lash adjusters, utilized in the other Chrysler engines is included in with the rocker arms/shafts procedures earlier in this section. Please refer to these procedures for the applicable procedure.

2.5L Premier Engine

See Figure 2

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Fig. Fig. 2: Use an hydraulic valve lifter removal/installation tool to remove the lash adjuster through the pushrod hole in the cylinder head

The 2.5L Premier engine is found only in the Premier models; all other 2.5L engines were manufactured by Chrysler.

  1. Remove the rocker arms and pushrods, as described earlier in this section.
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  3. Remove the lifters through the pushrod openings in the cylinder head with a hydraulic lifter removal/installation tool, or equivalent.
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  5. Retain the lifters in their original order so that they can be installed in the correct positions.
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To install:
  1. Inspect the lifters for wear. If worn, check the camshaft lobes for wear and replace it, if wear is evident.
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  3. It is not necessary to charge the lifter assemblies with engine oil. They will charge themselves within a very short period of engine operation.
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  5. Dip each lifter assembly in MOPAR Oil Conditioner, or equivalent.
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  7. Use the hydraulic valve lifter removal/installation tool to install each lifter in the same bore from where it was originally removed.
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  9. Install the pushrods and rocker arms, as described in the rocker arms/shaft procedures earlier in this section.
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