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Cant remove valve cover

Remove all screws cannot get valve cover off

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Only stuck on there from time & heat etc

Try using a plastic face hammer or carefully
pry it up

Posted on Dec 02, 2012

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SOURCE: Partial hidden screws on valve cover 1994 Park Avenue 3.8L

the are tight but they just slide striaght up if you bust them they are real cheap at auto zone

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SOURCE: cannot see how to remove valve cover gasket

remove the gasket by using a scrapper, make sure you have a new gasket, clean very good

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SOURCE: replace valve cover gaskets on subaru svx

the truth about thse engines is they are hard to work on. if the valve covers are unbolted and still ****, try getting a rectangular peice of wood and putting it on the side of the cover neer the gasget, tap on the other end with a hammmer from all angles to try to break the seal.

this is a common problem with valve covers that havent ever been removed and they heat up, and cool down so many times they practically bake onto the head

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I want to replace the oil pumpin a 1996 buick lasbre. need diagram


Removal:
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the front cover from the engine.
  3. Remove the oil filter adapter, pressure regulator valve and spring.
  4. Remove the oil pump cover-to-front cover screws and the cover. Remove the inner and outer pump gears.
Installation:
  1. Using petroleum jelly, pack the pump and assemble the gears in the housing.
  2. Tighten the oil pump cover-to-front cover screws to 97 inch lbs. (11 Nm).
  3. Install the pressure regulator spring and valve. Install the oil filter adapter.
  4. Install the front cover to the engine.
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How do you change the oil pump in a 1995 Lumina van with a 3.8?


REMOVAL

  1. Remove front cover.
  2. Remove oil filter adapter, pressure regulator valve and spring.
Fig. 16 Oil Pump & Housing 42162079

  1. Remove oil pump cover attaching screws, then the cover and gears, Fig. 16 .
INSPECTION

  1. Check pump cover and housing for cracks, scoring, porous or damaged casting, damaged threads or excessive wear or galling. Replace as required.
  2. Check pressure regulator valve for scoring, burrs or sticking in valve bore. Replace as required.
  3. Check pressure regulator valve spring for tension loss or bending, replace spring as required.
  4. Check gears for chipping galling or excessive wear, replace as required.
Fig. 17 Oil Pump Inner Gear Tip Clearance Inspection 42162080

  1. Measure oil pump inner gear tip clearance, Fig. 17 . Maximum clearance should be 0.006 inch.
Fig. 18 Oil Pump Outer Gear Diameter Clearance Inspection 42162081

  1. Measure oil pump outer gear diameter clearance, Fig. 18 . Clearance should be 0.008-0.015 inch.
Fig. 19 Oil Pump Gear End Clearance Inspection 42162082

  1. Measure oil pump gear end clearance with gear dropped in housing, FIG 19. Clearance should be 0.0010-0.0035 inch.
  2. Measure pressure regulator valve for valve to bore clearance of 0.0015-0.003 inch.
INSTALLATION

  1. Lubricate all gears with clean motor oil, then install gears in housing.
  2. Pack pump cavity with suitable petroleum jelly.
  3. Install pump cover and cover attaching screws. Tighten cover attaching screws to specifications.
  4. Install pressure regulator valve and spring.
  5. Install oil filter adapter using a new gasket, tighten oil filter adapter attaching bolts to specifications.
  6. Install front cover on engine. During front cover installation, ensure inner pump gear is properly engaged on crankshaft sprocket.

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Valve cover is leaking oil on my 2000 1.9 TDI Passat. Have changed the gasket but still leaking badly. Have been told to change whole cover but VW want £120,00 Any ideas?


will try to help.if it's only the valve cover leaking,i'm guessing they sold you the rubber one that says ne rtv sealant needed. take your back off, try not to break the rubber seal when removing!clean the top of head where gasket goes. clean the valve cover really good!clean the grooves out that the gasket slides into. buy some blue trv glue, apply a thin coat to top of head, let it setup while you apply another thin coat to valve cover, let set 10mins. apply gasket to valve cover making sure to push the gasket into the grooves on valve cover. don't worry about neatness. let the valve cover set on a hard surface with the gasket against the hard flat surface[such as a garage floor,or clean driveway] after10 more minutes install the valve cover,make sure and take your time. place valve cover onto motor,than hand start each bolt to insure thay are going into the prope bolt holes. after you have each bolt hand started, start at center of valve cover snugging the bolts down to motor. do not crank down or apply excessive force when tightening those bolts. you should see some of that blue rtv glue coming out around the valve cover when applying torque to the valve cover bolts. only secure them snug at first. let car set for 15mins. start car and look for leaks around the cover, do not over tighten those bolts but you may need to look for a leak, go to bolt closest to leak and turn it 1/4 at a time until leak stops. but if you do this step by step, you'll not have a leak issue. you may have pinched the gasket when you replaced it. hope this helps and thank you for choosing fixya.com

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Just wondering where the Camshaft position sensor in my 2005 Dodge Neon is as I need to replace it.


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2.0L SOHC Engine To Remove:
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Brake booster hose and electrical connector from holders on end of cylinder head cover and reposition
    • Electrical connectors from camshaft position sensor
    • Camshaft position sensor mounting screws
    • Sensor
To Install:
  1. Install or connect the following:
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2.4L Turbo Engine To Remove:
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:
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  1. Install or connect the following:
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Head Gasket?? Valve cover Gasket???


most likely it is the valve cover gasket. it covers the valve train where there is alot of oil to lube the top of the motor. if the head gasket was leaking it may have more signs of running poorly. also having coolant leaks also. so i will have to say valve cover gasket. now usally you may have a oil burning smell with it depending on the area of the lek but not always.

the valve cover can easily be seen when the hood is open. it is right on the top and where it meets the clyinder head is where the gasket is and the leak can be seen.

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Nov 12, 2009 | 1997 Geo Tracker 2 Door

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Oil pump replacement


This MAY seem Strange But It IS ALL necessary for Oil Pump Replacement. And Please Don't Forget to Rate Me as Most Folks Do Not. Thank You and GOOD LUCK with the Oil Pump Job Also


OIL PUMP
It is necessary to remove the oil pan, oil pickup and chain case cover to service the oil pump rotors. The oil pump pressure relief valve can be serviced by removing the oil pan and oil pickup tube. Refer to Timing Chain Cover Removal and Installation for procedures.

DISASSEMBLY
  1. To remove the relief valve, proceed as follows:
  2. Drill a 3.175 mm (1/8 inch) hole into the relief valve retainer cap and insert a self-threading sheet metal screw into cap.
  1. Clamp screw into a vise and while supporting chain case cover, remove cap by tapping chain case cover using a soft hammer. Discard retainer cap and remove spring and relief valve.
  2. Remove oil pump cover screws, and lift off cover.
  3. Remove pump rotors.
  1. Wash all parts in a suitable solvent and inspect carefully for damage or wear.
Oil Pump Assembly
  1. Assemble pump, using new parts as required. Install the inner rotor with chamfer facing the cast iron oil pump cover.
  2. Tighten cover screws to 12 Nm (105 inch lbs.).
  3. Prime oil pump before installation by filling rotor cavity with engine oil.
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REMOVAL of Timing cover
REMOVAL
  1. Disconnect negative cable from battery.
  2. Remove timing chain cover.
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  1. Disconnect negative cable from battery and remove engine oil dipstick.
  2. Raise vehicle on hoist and drain engine oil.
  3. Remove bending brace to transaxle attaching bolt.
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  5. Remove oil pan screws and remove oil pan.
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  1. Clean surfaces and apply a 1/8 inch bead of Mopar (R) Silicone Rubber Adhesive Sealant or equivalent, at the parting line of the chain case cover and the rear seal retainer.
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Partial hidden screws on valve cover 1994 Park Avenue 3.8L


the are tight but they just slide striaght up if you bust them they are real cheap at auto zone

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