Ram B1500, B2500, B3500, 1999-2003

Valve Lash (Clearance) Adjustment

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All gasoline engines covered in this section use hydraulic lifters. No maintenance or periodic adjustment is required.

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

    Negative battery cables
     
    Valve cover
     
    Fuel pump gear access cover
     

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  5. Position the gear as shown and measure the clearance of the indicated valves. No adjustment is necessary if the lash falls within the following specifications:
    1. Intake-0.006-0.015 inch (0.152-0.381mm).
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    3. Exhaust-0.015-0.030 inch (0.381-0.762mm).

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