GM Malibu/Cutlass 1997-2000

Valve Lash


Both of the engines in the vehicles covered by this guide are equipped with direct acting hydraulic valve lifters that do not require periodic valve lash adjustment. Adjustment to zero lash is maintained automatically by hydraulic pressure in the lifters.

The valve lifter body includes a hardened iron contact foot bonded to a steel shell. These lifters are not repairable.