Ridgeline 2007-2008

Valve Lash (Clearance) Adjustment

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Adjust the valves only when the cylinder head temperature is less than 100°F (38°C).

  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.
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  7. Remove the air intake tube.
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  9. Remove the intake manifold.
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  11. Remove the valve cover.
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  13. Rotate the crankshaft so that the valves to be adjusted are closed and the rocker arm is contacting the camshaft lobe base circle.
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  15. Measure the valve clearance. If adjustment is necessary, loosen the locknut and turn the adjusting screw as necessary to achieve the correct valve clearance.

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    Fig. Inspect the valve clearance, adjust to specification and tighten the retainer to specification



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    Fig. Valve adjusting retainer locations

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  17. After adjustment, tighten the locknuts to 14 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).
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  19. Install the valve cover.
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  21. Install the intake manifold.
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  23. Install the air intake tube.
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  25. Connect the negative battery cable.
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  27. Enter the anti-theft codes for the audio system and the navigation system (if equipped).
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  29. Set the clock on vehicles without navigation.
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  31. Perform the power window control unit reset procedure.
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  33. Start the engine and check for proper operation.
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