MonteCarlo 2000

Rocker Arms & Pushrods

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Removal & Installation



3.1L & 3.4L Engines
Left Side

Specific to:

Buick Century 2000-2002

Buick Regal 2000-2002

Chevrolet Impala 2000-2002

Chevrolet Lumina 2001

Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2000-2002

Pontiac Grand Prix 2000-2002

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  4.  
  5. Drain the cooling system.
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  7. Remove or disconnect the following:
    NOTE
    Keep the pushrods in order. Intake pushrods are 5 3 / 4 inches long and exhaust pushrods are 6 inches long.



    Spark plug wires
     
    Engine mount strut
     
    Secondary Air Injection (AIR) check valve pipe, if equipped
     
    Thermostat bypass hose and pipe
     
    Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) valve from the rocker arm cover
     
    Rocker arm cover
     



    Rocker arm bolts
     
    Rocker arms
     
    Pushrods
     

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To install:

  1. Lubricate all the valvetrain components with engine oil.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Pushrods and the rocker arms and tighten the bolts to 124 inch lbs. (14 Nm) plus 30 degrees
     
    Rocker arm cover using a new gasket and tighten the rocker cover bolts to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm)
     
    PCV valve to the rocker arm cover
     
    Coolant tube with the thermostat bypass hose and tighten the bolt to 98 inch lbs. (11 Nm) and the nut to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm)
     
    AIR check valve pipe and torque the adapters to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm)
     
    Engine mount strut and torque the bolt to 35 ft. lbs. (48 Nm)
     
    Spark plug wires
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  4.  
  5. Refill the cooling system.
  6.  
  7. Start the vehicle and verify no leaks.
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Right Side

Specific to:

Buick Century 2000-2002

Buick Regal 2000-2002

Chevrolet Impala 2000-2002

Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2000-2002

Pontiac Grand Prix 2000-2002

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Accessory drive belt
     
    Alternator
     
    Alternator Bracket
     
    Spark plug wires
     
    Ignition coil and Evaporative (EVAP) emissions canister purge solenoid as an assembly
     
    Power brake booster vacuum pipe from the intake plenum
     
    Rocker arm cover
     
    Rocker arm bolts, balls, rocker arms and pushrods
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Lubricate all the valve train components with engine oil.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Pushrods and the rocker arms and tighten the bolts to 124 inch lbs. (14 Nm) plus 30 degrees
     
    Rocker arm cover using a new gasket and tighten the rocker cover bolts to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm)
     
    Power brake booster vacuum pipe to the plenum
     
    EVAP solenoid and ignition coil assembly
     
    Spark plug wires
     
    Alternator bracket and torque the bolts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm)
     
    Alternator and torque the bolts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm)
     
    Accessory drive belt
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  4.  
  5. Start the vehicle and verify no leaks.

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    Fig. Rocker arm components-3.1L and 3.4L engines



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    Fig. Rocker arm mounting-3.1L engine

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