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I have a 1994 geo tracker ,with 4 cylinder engine, it has been leaking oil and i just noticed the 4 bolts holding the valve cover were not tight. I would like to know if anyone nhas idea how they became loose and what they should be torqued to when retighting them

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Most valve covers screws are loose.
they use very low torque.
and as the gasket ages, (gee the tbelt service changes it at 60,000 miles every time) but the old gaskets do shrink and must be replace way before they harden and shrink.
there are 2 engines, one is 16v alum. cover. and 8v steel cover.
so cant help much lacking that fact.
the 8v has as little as 33 INCH lbs force, 2.7 foot lbs.
as you can see that is TINY, can can be construed as loose and is for SURE not.
that is because the steel cover will DEFORM too tight and actually leak like that.
http://www.fixkick.com/specs/torque1.html

here are both settings for both engines.

all old kick enignes leak oil
at the VC (valve cover)
and the Distributor 2 o-rings
and both are lack of proper service.
here is the page.
see #2 and #3 here.
id bet it was NEVER DONE.
http://www.fixkick.com/specs/scheduleBw.jpg

off tune up page.

Posted on Apr 29, 2014

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SOURCE: egr valve location

The EGR Valve Location is typically housed on the intake manifold this schematic may help you
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SOURCE: what are the symptoms of a bad egr valve ina 1994 geo tracker?

this may help
EGR Theory. EGR serves one purpose and one purpose only. That purpose is to reduce Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx). Undernormal combustion, Nitrogen(N2)Oxygen (O2) in the air and Hydrocarbons (HC) in the fuel combind into water(H2O) Carbon dioxide (CO2) and the Nitrogen remains unchanged. Under very hot combustion temperatures, the Nitrogen reacts with the other two byproducts and forms Nitrogen oxide (NO). After being released into the atmosphere, it picks up another Oxygen and becomes Nitrogen dioxide (NO2). In the presence of sunlight,
it combines with other compounds like Hydrocarbons and forms Smog. Since exhaust gas is inert (very stable) it doesn’t burn again. So by being introduced into
the combustion chamber, it will lower combustion chamber temps enough so that
the Nitrogen doesn’t react with the other compounds and is passed unchanged out
the tailpipe thus not contributing to smog. Now, since exhaust gas doesn’t burn, it
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but at idle, the reintroduction of exhaust gas will cause a very rough idle and can
cause stalling if to much is introduced into the combustion chamber

Posted on Mar 07, 2009

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You need to take the cover off your hub and clean and grease the lock ring. It is attached to the spring. It sounds as though your hub is rusted open.

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SOURCE: need torque setting for 1993 geo tracker front

i1m sorry to say that wheel bearings are not set to a torque specification, when you have repacked the bearings [ inner and outer ] ,reassembled it ,take the nut up until thewheel starts to drag and not turn very far when you try to spin it spin it backward and forward several times,grab the top of the wheel and try to push it in and out,if you getany movement at all tighten the nut a couple of castilations. do it all over again, spinthe wheel a few times and then try for the crossways movement again, if there is no movement ,you are very close to being right....................now comes the experience bit , iwould take it one more castilation of the nut because i know the feel that is need ed,,without that i suggest you put the pin in where you ereput the cap on and go for a 5 minute drive . whenyou get back ,jack it up and thespinning of the wheel again and try for the top crossways movement ,if there is any tighten thenut 2 castilations, and provided that when you try to spin the wheel by hand with a reasonably strong push the wheel should trael about 6 inches at least after your hand leaves it ,it is now a close as you are going to get itput it all to gether and for the next day or so put yor hand on the grease cap after you have driven anydistance, and you will feel it is warm but you should be able tohold your hand on the grease cap. there you have it ,any questions come back."youdoit"

Posted on Nov 06, 2009

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