Rendezvous 2006-2007

Rocker Arms & Shafts

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Removal & Installation



3.4L & 3.5L Engines

NOTE
Valve train components which are to be reused must be installed in their original positions. If removed, be sure to tag or arrange all rocker arms and pushrods to assure proper installation.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    NOTE
    Place the valve train parts in order to ensure they are installed in the proper location. When removing the pushrods, make certain they do not fall into the lifter valley.



    Negative battery cable
     
    Rocker arm cover
     
    Rocker arm bolts
     
    Rocker arms
     



    Pushrods
     

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To install:

  1. Inspect and replace components if worn or damaged. Clean all old thread locking material from the pedestal bolts.
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  3. Coat the bearing surface of the rocker arms, pushrods and rocker arm bolts with a prelube (such as GM 1052365). Make certain to install the components in their original position.
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  5. Install or connect the following:

    3.4L intake valve pushrods are 5.75 inches (146.00mm) long
     
    3.5L intake valve pushrods are 5.67 inches (144.2mm) long
     
    Exhaust valve pushrods are 6.0 inches (152.51mm) long
     
    Rocker arms. Torque bolts to 24 ft. lbs. (32 Nm).
     
    Rocker arm cover. Torque the bolt to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
     
    Negative battery cable
     

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  7. Start the engine and verify the vehicle is running properly.
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3.6L Engine

See the procedure under Camshaft Removal and Installation.

 
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