Honda_Ridgeline_2006

Rocker Arms/Shafts

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Intake manifold
     
    Ignition coils
     
    Valve cover
     
    Rocker arm adjusting screws. refer to the illustration for location.
     

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  5. Remove the rocker arm assembly as follows:
    1. Unscrew the rocker shaft bolts 2 turns at a time in a criss-cross pattern to avoid damaging the valves or rocker assembly.
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    3. Do not remove the rocker shaft bolts. These bolts keep the springs and rocker arms on the shafts.
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  7. Loosen the valve adjuster locknuts and screws so that all valves are closed.

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    Fig. Rocker arm shaft adjusting screw locations

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  9. Remove the rocker arms and shafts from the vehicle as an assembly.
    NOTE
    Keep all valvetrain components in order for assembly.

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  11. Remove the rocker arms and springs from the rocker arm shafts.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the rocker arms and shafts



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    Fig. Rocker arm shaft loosening sequence

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To install:

  1. Assemble the rocker arms and springs to the rocker arm shafts in their original positions.
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  3. Install the rocker arm assemblies. Tighten the bolts in sequence and in multiple passes to 17 ft. lbs. (24 Nm).
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  5. Adjust the valve clearance.
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  7. Install or connect the following:

    Valve covers
     
    Ignition coils and torque the retainers to 9 ft. lbs. (12 Nm)
     
    Ignition coil covers
     
    Intake manifold
     
    Negative battery cable

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    Fig. Rocker shaft tightening sequence

     

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