Question about 1997 Chevrolet Malibu
We just put in a new engine and the only thing holding us up is the valve clearance. Can't seem to find info anywhere. If you know please let us know.
I don't know of any chevy engines that run a solid lifter cam.(Which would require clearance specs) If it has either a common rail on which the rockers all are attached, or if the rockers are attached in pairs, on "bridges" Just put it together and let it fly. If each rocker is on an individual stud, common adjustment is to run the adjusting nuts down till the pushrods can be just turned with your fingers (any cam lobe that is in the "up position requires that you turn the engine by hand so you can do this with rocker "relaxed") After doing this, run the engine and slowly turn back each adjustment till it starts clacking. then turn back down till quiet, then 1/4-1/2 turn further down. Lots of oil may be spraying all over the place while doing this so take care not to start any fires. There are items available to cut down on this, but youd have to check with parts supplier to see what they have.
Posted on Jan 13, 2009
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Sep 01, 2012 | 1997 Chevrolet Malibu
Mar 27, 2012 | Cars & Trucks
Feb 08, 2011 | 1997 Chevrolet Malibu
ADJUSTMENT Although it is sometimes possible to reuse an old cylinder head cover gasket, in most cases it makes more sense to purchase a new one before beginning the procedure. Some vehicles may require the use of silicone sealant either with or without a new cover gasket. For more details, please refer to the cylinder head cover procedures in Engine & Engine Overhaul of this repair guide and refer to the gasket manufacturer's instructions.
See Figures 1, 2 and 3
For the intake valves: 1-4-5-8 valve clearance is 0.012 in. (0.30mm). For the exhaust valves: 2-3-6-7 valve clearance is 0.012 in. (0.30mm). The pivot locknut torque specification is 12-16 ft. lbs. (16-22 Nm).
Fig. Fig. 1: Check the valve clearance with a flat feeler gauge-Z24i engine
Fig. Fig. 2: Loosen the locknut and turn the adjusting screw to adjust the valve clearance-Z24i engine
Fig. Fig. 3: With the No. 1 piston at TDC, adjust the top set of valves FIRST; with the No. 4 piston at TDC, adjust the bottom set of valves SECOND-Z24i engine
Fig. Fig. 4: Cross-sectional view of an installed hydraulic valve lifter-4 cylinder engine
Fig. Fig. 5: Cross-sectional view of an installed hydraulic valve lifter-6 cylinder engine
Oct 29, 2010 | 1989 Nissan Hardbody King
Sep 30, 2009 | Cadillac DeVille Cars & Trucks
Jun 09, 2009 | 1997 Chevrolet Malibu
Mar 23, 2009 | 2000 Chevrolet Malibu
Jan 13, 2009 | 1997 Chevrolet Malibu
Jun 15, 2008 | 2004 Chevrolet Malibu
201 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: