Tucson 2006-2008

Valve Lash (Clearance) Adjustment

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2.0L Engine



Specific to:

Hyundai Tucson 2006-2008

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Engine cover
     
    Upper timing belt cover
     
    Cylinder head cover
     

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  5. Set the No. 1 cylinder to Top Dead Center (TDC) as follows:
    1. Turn the crankshaft pulley and align its groove with the timing mark -T- of the lower timing belt cover.
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    3. Ensure the hole of the camshaft timing pulley is aligned with the timing mark of the bearing cap.
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  7. Inspect the clearance of the valves as shown.

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    Fig. Valves to inspect with no. 1 cylinder at TDC

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  9. Turn the crankshaft one revolution and align the timing mark -T- of the lower timing belt cover to set the No. 4 cylinder and TDC.
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  11. Inspect the clearance of the valves as shown.

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    Fig. Valves to inspect with no. 4 at TDC

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  13. If adjustment is necessary:
    1. Turn the crankshaft so that the cam lobe on the adjusting valve is upward.
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    3. Using Special Tool 09220-2D000, press down on the valve lifter and place a stopper between the camshaft and valve lifter and remove the special tool.
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    5. Remove the adjusting shim with a small screwdriver and magnet.
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    7. Measure the thickness of the removed shim using a micrometer.
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    9. Calculate the thickness of a new shim so that the valve clearance comes within the specified valve.
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    11. Place a new adjusting shim on the valve lifter.
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    13. Using Special Tool 09220-2D000, press down on the valve lifter and remove the stopper.
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    15. Recheck the valve clearance.

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      Fig. Press down on the valve lifter with special tool and place a stopper between the camshaft and valve lifter.



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      Fig. Remove adjusting shim with a screwdriver and magnet

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2.7L Engines



Specific to:

Hyundai Tucson 2006-2008

The 2.7L engine utilizes hydraulic valve lash adjusters. Valve lash adjustments are not necessary or possible on this engine.

 
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