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Need to know order of push rod 1994 pontiac grand am 3.1 engin from the front off the engin need to know were intake and exhaust push rods go

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Try looking for the configuration of the intake to head ports and if youcan see in the heads the holes going to the exhaust ports should be were the exhaust push rods go.

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Push rod diagram


Exhaust push rods are longer
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Apr 21, 2014 | 1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT

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I am replacing the head gasket on my 2000 pontiac grand am 3.4L engine. The push rods got mixed up and i need to know if the shorter rods go on the intake or exhaust side?


As you assemble things, it will become obvious as to whether you're attempting to put in a wrong length push rod. If it is wrong, it will appear that you need to adjust the rocker arm way different than it was originally to make it work. They just will not readily interchange. I think you'll do just fine.

Dec 03, 2013 | GMC Cars & Trucks

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Which push rod is longer the intake or the exhaust 1999 pontiac grand am GT 3.4L


The exhaust is longer. The intake push rods are 5.75 inch long. The exhaust push rods are 6 inches long

Aug 04, 2012 | Pontiac Grand Am Cars & Trucks

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98 oldsmobile achieva front head push rod order


You are thinking too hard.

It is VERY simple. The Intake valve push rods (marked with ORANGE paint) are shorter than the exhaust valve push rods (marked with BLUE paint) If you cannot see the paint, you can always stand them up next to each other...it is pretty obvious which ones are which.

BOTH heads are EXACTLY the same - they are interchangeable. It is just that one is turned one way and the other is turned the other way so the exhaust and intake ports will be on the correct sides. (intake port towards the center of engine, exhaust port to the outboard sides of the engine.) You do not need to go searching the internet for some "order". All you have to do is LOOK AT THE HEAD to tell which valve is intake and which valve is exhaust.

So then it is as simple as: Put the short push rods on the intake and the long push rods on the exhaust....

Apr 21, 2012 | 1998 Oldsmobile Achieva

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Adjusting Timing Chain


Push rod,you have two different size,or firing order is wrong. The intake push rod are 5 3/4 inch long, the exhaust are 6 inches long,Disable the spark and crank the engine the sound should be smooth and even,if its not correct the push rods.If it is correct the firing order

Mar 15, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

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I have a 96 pontiac grand am the push rods got mixed up when i replace the intake gasket no i bought new rods I dont know the order that they go in


stand all rods up on a table top, there should be 6 short and 6 long, the short rods go to the intake valves and the long rods go to the exhaust valves.not sure which is the intake and exhaust then with the intake off look into the intake holes if you can see the valve in there then that is the intake valve.

Mar 17, 2011 | 1996 Pontiac Grand Am

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Order for push rods 2000 olds 3400 engine


WHEN ORDER PUSH RODS YOUR INTAKE PUSH RODS LENGH 5 3/4 INCHES , THE EXHAUST PUSH RODS LENGTH 6 INCHES. YOU NEED 8 INTAKE PUSH RODS YOU NEED 8 EXHAUST PUSH RODS. YOU CAN GO TO DEALERSHIP BUY OR AUTO PARTS STORES HAVE THEM.

Sep 10, 2010 | 1999 Oldsmobile Alero

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Sequence for the push rods for the intake & exhaust on a 2001 Grand Am GT there are 3 long ones & 3 short ones, While replacing the intake manifold gaskets, I forgot where they go!!!!


The valves that are furthest from the intake, on the outside perimeter of the head, closest to the spark plugs are small diameter valves. These valves use the short rods. The valves that are [non-uniformly] on the interior of the head use the large diameter valves. These valves use the long push rods. This is not due to the diameter, but do to the proximity of the valve on the head with respect to the rod length required to push it. So, looking at a picture of the "front head," closest to the front of the car, from underneath will verify that diameters are small - large - large - small - large - small. Inspecting from above you should note the order of valves as outside - interior - interior - outside - interior - outside. And if you invert that same head to the "rear head" configuration (180o) it would become small - large - small - large - large - small (outside - interior - outside - interior - interior - outside).

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The answer is this:
The rear head (2-4-6) will have push-rods in the following configuration:
short - long - short - long - long - short

The front head (1-3-5) will have push-rods in the following configuration:
short - long - long - short - long - short


May 16, 2010 | 2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE

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A friend took out push rods on 3.1 but didnt keep them in order.how do i tell where they go


OK, here is all u need to do, the long push rods are for the exhaust valves, the short ones are for the intake valves, which paticuliar cylinder they came from is not important.

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