Ridgeline 2007-2008

Rocker Arms & Shafts

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions.
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  3. Make sure the anti-theft codes for the audio system and navigation system (if equipped) are available.
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  5. Disconnect the negative battery cable

    Intake manifold
     

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  7. Remove the ignition coils.
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  9. Remove the valve cover.
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  11. Remove the rocker arm adjusting screws, as shown.

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    Fig. Remove the rocker arm adjusting screws, as shown

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  13. Remove the rocker arm assembly as follows:

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    Fig. Rocker arm shaft loosening sequence

    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.
    4.  

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  15. Loosen the valve adjuster locknuts and screws so that all valves are closed.
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  17. 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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  19. 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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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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    Fig. Rocker shaft tightening sequence

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  5. Adjust the valve clearance.
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  7. Install the valve covers.
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  9. Remove the ignition coils and torque the retainers to 9 ft. lbs. (12 Nm).
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  11. Remove the ignition coil covers.
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  13. Remove the intake manifold.
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  15. Connect the negative battery cable.
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  17. Enter the anti-theft codes for the audio system and the navigation system (if equipped).
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  19. Set the clock on vehicles without navigation.
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  21. Perform the power window control unit reset procedure.
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