Valve Adjustment - Camry Forums - Toyota Camry Forum

Go Back   Camry Forums - Toyota Camry Forum > General Toyota Camry Forums > DIY - Do It Yourself

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-06-2011, 10:06 AM
Junior Member
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 2
Default Valve Adjustment

I have a '98 XLE V6 with 115K miles that has a valve tap. Is this something that someone can do themselves or does it require all of the "special" tools today's cars need? If it needs to go into a shop, what can I expect to pay for the adjustments? I hope I do not have to take it to Toyota.
Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2011, 10:20 PM
Super Moderator
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: PTW
Posts: 9,130

The engine uses spacer shims the ride on top of the spring buckets to adjust the valve clearance.

These require some skill to remove and replace even if you have the tools. The tools can be purchased aftermarket. The shims are a Toyota dealer part.

The valve clearance is measured engine cold. If adjustment is required a chart is referenced having shim thickness on one axes and measured valve clearance on the other to find the replacement shim.

I don't remember what a shop would charge but a complete adjustment of all valves was not cheap.

If it is a valve in the back cylinder head getting the valve cover off is also time consuming.

If just one valve you could most likely make your own tools, you will not know the shim thickness until you have it out. Thus keep this in mind.

The chart is available online if you look around or the dealer may be able to determine it.
Joey P
Super Moderator
Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Valve adjustment discs OldElPaseo DIY - Do It Yourself 4 10-21-2011 07:27 PM
2001 Camry 4cyl Valve Adjustment EagerBeaver General Tech 2 06-04-2008 05:55 PM
Parking brake adjustment ronyama General Tech 2 01-13-2008 03:39 AM
ebaY- New EGR Valve Mod.,New EGR Valve Gask.,OBD 2 Scanner,10 MegOhm Multimeter,Vacuum Gauge camrycoupe PRIVATE For Sale / Trade Classifieds 0 09-03-2007 12:12 AM
steering box adjustment for camry2000 Zuhair General Tech 0 07-25-2006 07:15 PM

2011, 98, adjustment, camry, clearance, cleareance, diy, job, removal, shim, special, tools, toyota, v6, valve

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:05 AM.