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Replace valve cover gasket

How to replace valve cover gasket in the 2003 Grand caravan? I have oil leaks around the valve cover. How difficult for me to replace the gasket? Thanks

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I have the same problem on a 2003 Town & Country. The cover for the front 3 cylinders is quite straight forward, but in order to do the rear cylinders I believe you are going to have to remove the cowling below the windshield. You will need a gear puller to remover the windshield wipers first, then remove the cowling. Than should give you more room to work. It's still not going to be easy, but it sure beats paying hundreds of $$$$ in labor charges.

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Leaking from valve cover. other than changing the the gasket what can be done now that the top is removed in order to prevent from having this charge to me a second time around for something else. My 2003...

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