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Valve Clearance Adjustment Service

What is adjust the valve clearance all about?

Your engine is a perfectly timed machine that relies on many components working in harmony. The engine valves are one of the primary components of this operation. The valves are placed at the top of the cylinders, and open to allow the fuel mixture to enter the cylinder chamber, and then close to help create compression. The valves are opened by cams or rocker arms on the camshaft, which push the valve’s tappet, which forces the valve to open. If the clearance between the valve stem and the cam or rocker arm isn’t perfect, the valve will open and close at the wrong time, or may not close all the way. Adjusting the valve clearance will resolve this issue.

Keep in mind:

  • If your vehicle has hydraulic tappets, then the valve clearance will adjust automatically.
  • When the valve clearance is adjusted, the entire valve and camshaft system should be inspected.

How it's done:

  • Remove valve covers
  • Check valve adjustment
  • Adjust if needed
  • Install new gaskets
  • Reinstall valve covers

Our recommendation:

Your valve clearance should be inspected anytime that your camshaft or cylinders are being serviced. It’s a good idea to have a thorough engine inspection every year, at which point valve clearance should always be inspected.

What is a common symptom indicating you need to adjust the valve clearance?

  • Ticking noise from the engine

How important is this service?

Fuel enters your vehicle’s cylinders via the valves. Each cylinder has a valve, which opens to allow fuel into the cylinder, and then closes to compress the fuel in the cylinder to help combustion and power. This valve is opened and closed by the cam or rocker arms on the camshaft, which, as they rotate, apply pressure on the stem of the valve, which opens the valve. The valve is then closed by a spring. If the clearance between the valve stem and the cam or rocker arm is too large, then the valve will open too late, and close to early, and the cylinder will not get enough fuel. If the clearance is too small, then the valve will not be able to close properly, and the valve will not create enough compression in the cylinder.


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Jason

22 years of experience
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Jason
22 years of experience
Jason was great! Very professional and did a great job helping me understand the issues with my car and the different options I had. I would absolutely recommend him!

Erick

10 years of experience
182 reviews
Erick
10 years of experience

Theodore

16 years of experience
1601 reviews
Theodore
16 years of experience
Theodore was great. He is meticulous, he shared a lot of knowledge with me, he stayed until the job was done, he was prompt, he cleaned up the work area well afterward. He even gave me some tips for DIY work I was doing on the car. And when some billing issues arose, he helped resolve them. I thought it went very well.

Chet

41 years of experience
493 reviews
Chet
41 years of experience
Very knowledgeable very professional.. Been very helpful in maintaining my car and preventive maintenance.

Phillip

19 years of experience
310 reviews
Phillip
19 years of experience
great mechanic! highly recommended!

Patrick

11 years of experience
159 reviews
Patrick
11 years of experience
Patrick was patient, respectful, processional and kind.

Peter

43 years of experience
1321 reviews
Peter
43 years of experience
Peter made the whole "YourMechanic" experience satisfying and was a pleasure to deal with. I will definitely use him again.

Willie

35 years of experience
18 reviews
Willie
35 years of experience
He was very personable and did everything he could with the information given to him. Willie helped me diagnose what the correct issue was with my vehicle.

Whitney

39 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
39 years of experience

Logan

49 years of experience
82 reviews
Logan
49 years of experience
Logan has been taking care of my vehicles for almost a year and he has done a fantastic job keeping them running. He is the only mechanic I will trust with my cars

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