Durango, 2001-2005

Rocker Arms & Shafts

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Removal & Installation



5.7L Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, please familiarize yourself with safety procedures.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Cylinder head cover
     

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  5. Loosen the rocker shaft bolts as follows: center, center left, center right, left, right.
    NOTE
    The rocker shaft assemblies are not interchangeable. The intake side is marked -I- . The shorter pushrods are used on the intake side.



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    Fig. Rocker shaft identification-5.7L engine

    Rocker shaft identification-5.7L engine

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    Fig. Make sure that the bolt retainers (1) fit properly as shown (2), when torquing the bolts-5.7L engines

    Make sure that the bolt retainers (1) fit properly as shown (2), when torquing the bolts-5.7L engines
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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:
    WARNING
    Do not rotate the crankshaft during or immediately after rocker shaft installation. Allow the roller tappets to leak down for about 5 minutes.



    Pushrods
     
    Rocker shaft assemblies. Torque the shafts to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm) in this sequence: center, center right, center left, right, left.
     



    Cylinder head covers. Torque the fasteners to 70 inch lbs.
     

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