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How to adjust your own valves.

Date: 2002, Feb 03
Author: Sam Jelinek

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This will apply to the following engines 1.8, 1.9, 2.0, 2.2, 2.3, and 2.6.

Supplies:

Feeler gauges
Basic hand tools
1 valve cover gasket

Check youíre under hood label for valve adjustment specs.

  1. Remove the valve cover.
  2. Put the engine on top dead center on #1 cylinder.
  3. Adjust intake valves on cylinder #1 and 2.
  4. Adjust exhaust valves on cylinder # 1 and 3.
  5. Now bring #4 cylinder on top dead center.
  6. Adjust intake valves on cylinder # 3 and 4.
  7. Adjust exhaust valves on cylinder # 2 and 4.