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Does a jeep 4.0 valves self adjusting or do you adjust them .when you start it up it sounds like a race car .

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Sounds like an exhaust leak not a valve problem

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No...race cars sound better than that!!! If you have a lifter that's sticking, try some marvel oil in there. It won't fix it immediately and if anythings just worn out it may never help. Lifters are hydraulic but non-adjustable. How is the oil pressure? If you don't have a gauge, it may help to either install one or at least have a mechanical gauge attached temporarily and monitored to make sure it's correct. (should be about 40 running hot at idle and a bit higher cold.)
Also...sure it's lifter noise? exhaust manifolds like to crack right where the two head pipes join.

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Hydraulic valve adjustment


The lifters are not supposed to be adjusted.
Each lifter is a small "engine" itself.
They are supposed to be self-adjusting (this was changed way back in the 1950's).
If you are determined to adjust them, you will need to contact a place that builds race car engines, because there are procedures race cars use that adjust them.
Oh yes, you can also replace hydraulic lifters with solid lifters.
Some race cars do, and that is because, at really high RPM's, lifters can :"float", causing the engine to "top out" and not go any faster. I had that happen on a car back in the 1970's.
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On Vehicle Inspection If a clanging noise due to the lash adjuster produced immediately after the engine has started or during operation persists, perform the following checks:
  1. Check the engine oil, and add or replace if necessary.
    1. If the engine oil is low, the air drawn in from the oil strainer will be trapped in the oil passage.
    2. If the engine oil level is higher than the specified level, agitation of oil by the crankshaft could cause a large amount of air to enter the oil.
    3. A deteriorated oil contains a large amount of air, because the air, once trapped, is not readily separated from the oil. If the air trapped due to these causes enters the high pressure chamber in the lash adjuster, the air in the high pressure chamber will be compressed while the valve is in the opened position. The lash adjuster will be drawn too far in, and will produce noise when the valve closes. This is the same phenomenon that occurs when the valve clearance is adjusted to an excessive dimension. Fig. 1: Check the valves with the white arrows, rotate the crankshaft 360°, then check the valves with the black arrows — 2.0L, 2.3L, 2.4L and 2.6L Engines 86663205.gif
      Fig. 2: Check the valves with the white arrows, rotate the crankshaft 360°, then check the valves with the black arrows — 3.0L (12 Valve) Engines 86663206.gif
      Fig. 3: Check the valves with the white arrows, rotate the crankshaft 360°, then check the valves with the black arrows — 3.0L (24 Valve) Engines 86663236.gif
      Fig. 4: Check the valves with the white arrows, rotate the crankshaft 360°, then check the valves with the black arrows — 3.5L Engines 86663207.gif
      Fig. 5: Push the rocker arm to check if the rocker moves down or not — all engines except for the 3.5L Engines. 86663208.gif
      Fig. 6: Push the rocker arm to check if the rocker moves down or not — 3.5L Engines. 86663210.gif
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  2. Start the engine and slowly race (accelerate the engine from idling speed to 3,000 rpm in 30 seconds and then decelerate it to the idling speed in 30 seconds) it several times (less than 10 times). If racing the engine causes the noise to die away, it means that the air has escaped from the high pressure chamber of the lash adjuster and that the lash adjuster has regained its normal functions.
    1. When the vehicle is parked on a slope for a long period of time, the oil in the lash adjuster will decrease. When the engine is started, the air might enter the high pressure chamber.
    2. After a long period of parking during which the oil in the oil passage goes away, it will take some time before the oil is re-supplied to the lash adjuster. Therefore, the air could enter the high pressure chamber.
  3. If any abnormal noise is not eliminated by racing, check the lash adjuster.
    1. Stop the engine.
    2. Set the engine so that cylinder No. 1 is positioned at the top dead center of the compression stroke.
    3. Press the rocker arm at the area indicated by the white arrow mark to check whether the rocker arm is lowered or not.
    4. Slowly turn the crankshaft 360°clockwise.
    5. In the same procedure as step "c'', check the rocker arm at the area indicated by the black arrow mark.
    6. Push down the rocker arm at a portion located right above the lash adjuster. If the rocker arm goes down readily, the lash adjuster is defective. Replace it with a new one in accordance with Step 4. In addition, when replacing the lash adjuster, be sure to remove air positively from the lash adjuster before installation. Then perform inspection in accordance with steps "a'' through "e'' to make sure that there is no abnormality. In addition, if the rocker arm is felt to be very stiff or cannot be pushed down when it is pushed, the lash adjuster is in the normal condition. Therefore, check for other causes of noise.
Bleeding and Checking When cleaning or checking the lash adjusters, use only clean diesel fuel. To test the lash adjusters, follow this procedure.
  1. Immerse the lash adjuster in clean diesel fuel.
  2. While lightly pushing down the inner steel ball using a small wire, move the plunger up and down four or five times to bleed air. The use of the retainer facilitates the air bleeding of the rocker arm mounted type lash adjuster.
  3. Remove the small wire and press the plunger in. If the plunger is hard to be pushed in, the lash adjuster is normal. If the plunger can be pushed in all the way readily, bleed the lash adjuster again and test again. If the plunger is still loose, replace the lash adjuster. NOTE: Upon completion of bleeding the air out of the lash adjuster, hold the adjuster upright to avoid the diesel fuel from spilling.
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Engine knocks at idle or low rpm, no load, no smoking or oil loss


Idle at 40 is fine. Do what I said and give it a chance to work...chances that an adjusting nut has loosened up is ) if it's a 4.0 (you didn't say) these have non adjustable valves. Any engine with adjustable valves uses "interference thread" nuts that do not back off.

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1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0l lifter adjustment


this is the way i adjust tappets remove all spark plugs


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draw this on a paper

u start with no1 get the valves rocking which means turn engine over by hand til no 1 rockers one rocker is going up and the is going down u may have to turn the engine back and forth slowly
to see it . once u have no 1 rocking u can adjust no 6 valves adjust them with a little clearance so the push rod still spins freely

next look at chart
1 rocking adjust 6
5 rocking adjust 2
3 rocking adjust 4
6 rocking adjust 1
2 rocking adjust 5
4 rocking adjust 3

once u have made these adjustments recheck firing order 153624
try and restart engine if it starts the turn all rocker ajuster a further 1/4 of a turn and your done u may have too wait a bit of time for the liffters to bleed down after u do final adjustment if it dont start

hope it helps please leave rating and if u need more help let me know

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