Suzuki Vitara, Grand Vitara, XL7 2000-06

Rocker Arms & Shafts

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Removal & Installation



1.6L Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Drain the cooling system.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Accessory drive belts
     
    Cooling fan and shroud
     
    Radiator and hoses
     
    Distributor, if equipped
     
    Camshaft Position (CMP) sensor, if equipped
     
    Valve cover
     
    Front cover
     
    Timing belt. Refer to the Timing Belt unit repair section.
     
    Camshaft
     
    Rocker arm shaft plug
     
    Rear timing belt cover
     

  6.  
  7. Loosen the rocker arm locknuts and back the valve adjusters off until all rocker arms move freely with no tension.
    NOTE
    Keep all valvetrain components in order for assembly.

  8.  
  9. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Intake rocker arms and clips
     
    Rocker arm shaft bolts
     

  10.  
  11. Push the rocker arm shaft towards the rear of the cylinder head and remove the rocker arm shaft O-ring.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Rocker arm shaft and O-ring-1.6L engine

  12.  
  13. Remove the exhaust rocker arms and springs by pulling the rocker arm shaft out of the front of the cylinder head.
  14.  

To install:

  1. Insert the rocker arm shaft into the front of the cylinder head, while installing the exhaust rocker arms and springs in their original positions.
  2.  
  3. Push the end of the rocker arm shaft out of the rear of the cylinder head and install a new O-ring.
  4.  
  5. Install or connect the following:

    Rocker arm shaft bolts. Tighten them to 96 inch lbs. (8 Nm).
     
    Intake rocker arms and clips in their original positions
     
    Rear timing belt cover
     
    Rocker arm shaft plug. Tighten it to 24 ft. lbs. (33 Nm).
     
    Camshaft
     
    Timing belt and adjust the valve clearance
     
    Valve cover
     
    Front cover
     
    Distributor, if equipped
     
    CMP sensor, if equipped
     
    Radiator and hoses
     
    Cooling fan and shroud
     
    Accessory drive belts
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  6.  
  7. Fill the cooling system.
  8.  
  9. Start the engine and check for leaks.
  10.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Drain the cooling system.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Accessory drive belts
     
    Cooling fan and shroud
     
    Radiator and hoses
     
    Distributor, if equipped
     
    Camshaft Position (CMP) sensor, if equipped
     
    Valve cover
     
    Front cover
     
    Timing belt
     
    Camshaft
     
    Rocker arm shaft plug
     
    Rear timing belt cover
     

  6.  
  7. Loosen the rocker arm locknuts and back the valve adjusters off until all rocker arms move freely with no tension.
    NOTE
    Keep all valvetrain components in order for assembly.

  8.  
  9. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Intake rocker arms and clips
     
    Rocker arm shaft bolts
     

  10.  
  11. Push the rocker arm shaft towards the rear of the cylinder head and remove the rocker arm shaft O-ring.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Rocker arm shaft and O-ring-1.6L engine

  12.  
  13. Remove the exhaust rocker arms and springs by pulling the rocker arm shaft out of the front of the cylinder head.
  14.  

To install:

  1. Insert the rocker arm shaft into the front of the cylinder head, while installing the exhaust rocker arms and springs in their original positions.
  2.  
  3. Push the end of the rocker arm shaft out of the rear of the cylinder head and install a new O-ring.
  4.  
  5. Install or connect the following:

    Rocker arm shaft bolts. Tighten them to 96 inch lbs. (8 Nm).
     
    Intake rocker arms and clips in their original positions
     
    Rear timing belt cover
     
    Rocker arm shaft plug. Tighten it to 24 ft. lbs. (33 Nm).
     
    Camshaft
     
    Timing belt and adjust the valve clearance
     
    Valve cover
     
    Front cover
     
    Distributor, if equipped
     
    CMP sensor, if equipped
     
    Radiator and hoses
     
    Cooling fan and shroud
     
    Accessory drive belts
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  6.  
  7. Fill the cooling system.
  8.  
  9. Start the engine and check for leaks.
  10.  

1.8L, 2.0L And 2.5L Engines

The 1.8L, 2.0L and 2.5L engines do not utilize rocker arms or rocker arm shafts.

2.0L, 2.5L, 2.7L Engines

The 2.0L, 2.5L and 2.7L engines do not utilize rocker arms or rocker arm shafts.

 
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