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Run the engine until it reaches operating temperature. Remove one valve cover. Use a socket wrench . There are gizmos that you can put on the end of the rocket arms to help with the mess. start the engine. Loosen one rocker stud nut until it clatters. Slowly tighten the stud until the clatter stops. Now tighten the stud nut. 3/4 turn 1/4 turn at a time. repeat this for the rest of the rocker arms. Replace the cover and repeat on the other side. Expect a mess.

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Q: How do you adjust rocker arms on a 99 Tahoe with a 350?
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