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The rocker shaft is just a small part of the rocker arm assembly but once it's worn out or damaged, it will make its presence known-through a lot of noise that'll ruin your day. Other annoying symptoms of rocker arm problems include jerky motions that will give you regular headaches. Continue driving with a busted shaft and the entire assembly might just give way, leaving you with no choice but to drain your pockets again at the local auto repair shop. So instead of putting up with your bad shaft, why not replace it with a new aftermarket one? Aftermarket rocker shafts are molded from the strongest components, so most of them last longer than your stock. That means you don't have to pay a single dime for repair once you put one in your vehicle. No need to visit your rich mechanic, too, because you can install the shaft by yourself if you have ample knowledge of vehicle troubleshooting. Once the shaft's in place, you'll have smooth and silent rides in your vehicle again. If you're scouring the Web for the most reliable aftermarket rocker shaft, you can now relax 'cause we have it here at Auto Parts Warehouse. This is the only place where you can get up to 70% off on regular retail prices and avail of our Price Match Guarantee, which means if you find a cheaper shaft elsewhere, we'll match its price for you! Check out our extensive catalog today and add a rocker shaft to your cart to get rid of that pesky noise for good.
Date Published: July 30,2014
How to Install Your New Rocker Shaft
The good old rocker shaft is the mast that holds your performance rocker arms together. It should spell strength and stability for it receives huge amount of pressure every time the car engine runs. Since your rocker shaft transports oil along each of the rockers, oil can also help you determine if you are having any shaft troubles. A rocker shaft is in tiptop shape if it exudes oil on your rocker arms in small quantities. But if your shaft oozes oil like an open faucet, then it's definitely time to replace them.
Difficulty level: Moderate
What you'll need:
- New rocker shaft
- Ratchet and socket set
- Torque wrench
- Clean rags
- Working gloves
Step 1: Disengage the negative battery cable and remove the cylinder head valve cover.
Step 2: Unfasten the retaining screws but do not remove them completely. Do this so that you can ease the tension on the timing belt.
Step 3: Remove the rocker arms and the rocker shaft assembly. Use your ratchet and socket set in unthreading the bolts. It is advisable to remove the bolts two turns at a time. Doing this will help you protect the rocker assembly from any kind of damage during the installation.
Note: Remember not to remove the no. 1 and 5 bracket screws. Immediately taking them off will cause the rocker arm and shaft bracket to spring out.
Step 4: Install the new rocker shaft. Grease the camshaft lobes and journals and slide the rocker arm assembly carefully onto the new shaft. Loosely mount the bolts. Make sure that they are arranged in the right order and with the marks on the shaft facing upward. These marks are for identifying the oil holes. Tighten the bolts two turns at a time.
Step 5: Put the tension back on the timing belt and adjust the valve lash. Re-install the cylinder head valve cover and reconnect the negative battery cable.
The entire replacement process will take approximately an hour for expert DIYers and probably two hours or more for novices.