Question about 1997 Toyota Avalon
To repair. I didn't have that leak prior to taking the vehicle for an oil change. Is it a big job replacing the gasket. leaving spots on garage floor.
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Changing the rear valve cover gasket on your vehicle would be not considered a "real" big job, but IS a time-consuming job.
In order to remove the rear cover, you first have to remove the intake plenum. If you do not remove the plenum, you can't get to the valve cover bolts that are under the plenum. After the plenum is off, the valve cover is easy to access. You will also need to replace the intake plenum gasket, if you do the job yourself.
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Posted on Jan 28, 2009
There is a link in this thread with step by step pictures on how to do this. I'd go ahead and clean out the EGR and the throttle body while I was at it.
Posted on Mar 31, 2009
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