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What causes rocker arm bolts to pull loose

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what causes rocker arm bolts to pull loose
HiCustomer Thank you for asking your question on JustAnswer. The other Experts and I are working on your answer. By the way, it would help us to know:
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-What type of engine is in your Chevy?


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Customer: replied 8 years ago.

It's a 2003 Chevy Impala four door sedan. With a 3.4 liter, 100 horse power V6.

Customer: replied 8 years ago.

Did you get the additional info. My husband says that it is a 180 horsepower V6, not 100.

Sorry

 

These usually pull loose because of either being over tightened form the factory or over tightened when a head is replaced.
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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
We have 53,000 miles on the car. Is that an over tightening at the factory because, until October 2008, we have not had any engine work done on/to the car.
It is a common problem if they are pulling out on the same side I would have all of them helicoiled on that side. After replacing the heads (heads cracked) on my wifes van with the same engine I would not suggest anyone keeping a vehicle with this engine past 70,000 miles.