Tracker 2000-2004

Valve Lash (Clearance) Adjustment

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1.6L Engine




NOTE
Measure valve clearance with the engine cold.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Remove the valve cover.
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  5. Set the engine to Top Dead Center (TDC) of the compression stroke for the cylinder to be adjusted.
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  7. Check the valve clearance. The valve clearance specifications are as follows:

    Intake valves: 0.005-0.007 inches (0.13-0.17mm)
     
    Exhaust valves: 0.005-0.007 inches (0.13-0.17mm)
     

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  9. After adjustment, tighten the locknuts to 11-14 ft. lbs. (15-19 Nm).
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  11. Repeat for each valve to be adjusted.
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2.0L & 2.5L Engines



2.0L and 2.5L engines utilize automatic hydraulic lash adjusters to maintain proper valve lash at all times. Periodic valve lash inspection and adjustment is not necessary or possible.

 
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