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How to adjust rocker arms dodge Dakota 3.9 2000

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SOURCE: I need adjustment specs for my 2007 dodge dakota 3.7 litre

These are hydraulic self adjusting lifters.

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Replace the adjustment nuts with new ones, they are a special type of nut that keeps its setting by friction between the crimp and the threads, this friction is given by a slight crimp to the nut that makes it out of round near the top of the treads, u can also install a product to the threads called Loctite red thread lock, U can also buy locking rocker arm adjustment nuts that use an allen screw to "lock" in the adjustment, these are avail from amny speed shops, one i use is Summit racing, another is Jegs speed, please keep in mind that other factors can cause this, one is low oil pressure caused by a camshaft bearings not being installed correctly, there are holes that allow oil to flow properly, if they are not lined up correctly to the block oil gallery then this can starve the lifter for oil pressure and they get noisy.

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I have a 98 Dodge Dakota sport 2.5 liter plenty of oil pressure have a knocking sound lifters and rocker arms Plus time and change ok what could be the problem

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Sounds like a rocker arm is out of adjustment or one of the rocker arms are worn more than the rest. If you find one loose rocker arm and the rest are tight then the entire rocker assembly will need to be removed and the one rocker arm will have to be replaced. Thats on a V6 and V8 models . Now on the four cylinder you have to remove the timing belt cover,unbolt the timing belt and hold tension on it to keep the belt from jumping off the crankshaft gear. Remove the rocker arm cover and you will have to remove the cam to get to the roller rocker arms. There is alot of work to do to get this job done. If you do not have all the tools to do this with, then it would be better to take the truck to a mechanics shop for repairs. Hope this will help you.

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The same rocker keepts falling off just had both heads done i replaced lifter on this rocker and sugestions

Thanks for your reply. It's a little unusual but I have seen this happen before. The nut that holds the rocker arm is worn out. I believe if you buy a new nut it will solve your problem. You will probably want to get it from the dealer to be sure you get the correct part.

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