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Oil cover is laying on rocker arms. rocker arms cant move...
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix

Oil cover is laying on Rocker Arms. Rocker Arms cant move...

(1997 Pontiac Grand Prix)
I have a 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GT V6 3800. I had to change the lifters pushrods and rocker arms. When I got it all back together I noticed the oil cover was laying directly on the rocker arms and the rocker arms are not moving. When I put the oil covers back on they were not lining up completely they were off about a quarter of an inch . I thought after I tighten them down it would straighten out but it did not . It's laying completely on top of the rocker arms . Would this keep the car from cranking?
What seems to make the problem better or worse? ?
How long have you had this problem? Today after putting the car back together
Tags: pontiac, grand prix
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on August 04, 2019

The question is - WHY were the lifters - pushrods and rocker arms replaced to start with??

You have the valve covers swapped - front to rear.

The timing chain / components have most likely failed - camshaft isn’t turning - therefore the rocker arms can’t possibly be moving ... This is not a common occurrence!

You’ll need **HANDS-ON** assistance from qualified personnel to sort this mess out.

Good luck!
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on August 04, 2019

The question is - WHY were the lifters - pushrods and rocker arms replaced to start with??

You have the valve covers swapped - front to rear.

The timing chain / components have most likely failed - camshaft isn’t turning - therefore the rocker arms can’t possibly be moving ... This is not a common occurrence!

You’ll need **HANDS-ON** assistance from qualified personnel to sort this mess out.

Good luck!
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