Ford Contour/Mystique/Cougar 1995-1999 Repair Guide

Valve Lash


No periodic valve lash adjustments are necessary or possible on these engines. All engines utilize hydraulic valve trains to automatically maintain proper valve lash. The 2.0L engine has adjustable valve clearance; however, the clearance is set at the factory with shims and only needs to be rechecked if the tappets are removed from the engine.