rocker arm

Posted by MrStudgsx, Feb 10, 2008

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  1. MrStudgsx

    MrStudgsx Probationary Member

    Joined Dec 31, 2007
    east brunswick, New Jersey
    hey i was just wondering what are the symptoms of a bad rocker arm? I have a feeling one might have popped off.

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  2. 1992awdlaser

    1992awdlaser Proven Member

    Joined Dec 5, 2004
    Wallace, North Carolina
    Misfire would most likely happen. And you would probably hear it inside the valve cover. Why do you think one has "popped off"?
  3. 16gpoweredgsx

    16gpoweredgsx Proven Member

    Joined Nov 5, 2006
    Paterson, New Jersey
    Your car would probably run like a## b/c if you did lose a rocker you would have a valve hanging open or closed. Just pop off the valve cover and take a look. Only a 5 min. task.
  4. MrStudgsx

    MrStudgsx Probationary Member

    Joined Dec 31, 2007
    east brunswick, New Jersey
    I was thinking maybe it did because when im driving and the car goes of 3k the car feels like its slowed down and i cant go faster until the car shifts, and the makes a weird noise after 3k likes its hitting a rev limiter. The car is Automatic.
  5. drewvr4

    drewvr4 Proven Member

    Joined May 28, 2005
    Hendersonville, North Carolina
    Check engine light?

    Where does the sound come from? You can always take the valve cover off like the other guy said and look. But I doubt thats going to be it, the one time ive seen one pop off was my buddies convertable got hit by a deer in the front and somehow it knocked two off and it make the worst noise.
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  6. tqmx1

    tqmx1 Proven Member

    Joined Jan 17, 2007
    Sacramento, California
    Open it up and check. I had a roller come apart years ago the engine ran fine seeing that there are 4 valves per cylinder but there was a intermintet tick I could not track down. When I removed the cover 1 exhahst rocker roller had come apart (it was still in place) and it destroyed the cam:cry: so 1 cam and rocker later the car is back on the road.

    And by the way the big parts of the roller are still mia down in the oil pan ROFL 90k later.

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