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A 2001 is only equipped with a 3.4L VIN code "E" V-6 engine. This engine is equipped with a three-coil ignition system with plug wires running from each of the coils to two of the 6 cylinders. There are 3 cylinders on the right bank (the side closest to the driver) and three cylinders on the left bank (the side closest to the radiator).
The coolant temperature is measured from the cylinder head temperature sensor CHT and is located on the drivers side cylinder head in the rear. It is connected to the harness by connector C107 and has gray/red and yellow/light green wires going to pins 39 and 55 of the processor.
The following steps are necessary if your car has A/C and if you are removing the passenger side valve cover, if you do not need to remove the passenger side valve cover, skip them.
Remove the A/C compressor belt and the compressor from the mounting bracket located on the passenger side of the engine. Do not remove the lines from the compressor.
Place the compressor with the lines attached on the passenger side front shock tower and secure.
Remove the compressor bracket.
Remove the air cleaner-to-throttle body hose.
Label and remove all necessary electrical and vacuum connections.
Remove the attaching bolts for the valve cover(s).
Remove the valve cover(s) from the cylinder head(s). If necessary, lightly tap the valve cover with a soft hammer to aid in removal.
Thoroughly clean the valve cover(s) and cylinder head gasket mating surfaces.
Install the valve cover(s) on the cylinder head(s) using new gaskets.
Tighten the valve cover bolts to 11 ft. lbs. (15 Nm) in a crisscross pattern.
Install all necessary electrical and vacuum connections.
Install the air cleaner assembly.
Install the A/C bracket (if removed).
Install the A/C compressor and belt (if removed).
Connect the negative battery cable.
Start the engine and check for leaks.
2.3L and 2.4L 5-Cylinder, and 2.9L 6-Cylinder Engines
The 2.3L and 2.4L 5-cylinder, and 2.9L 6-cylinder engines have a two-piece cylinder head, the upper half and the lower half. The upper half is basically the same as a valve cover, except that it incorporates the bearing caps for the camshafts into the underside.
Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Remove the spark plug access cover.
Label and remove the ignition coils and vent hoses or the distributor cap and wires if equipped.
Check the cam alignment before removing the cylinder head.
Remove the bolts attaching the upper cylinder head.
Remove the upper cylinder head, lightly tap with a soft hammer if necessary.
Thoroughly clean the upper and lower cylinder head gasket mating surfaces.
Apply liquid sealing compound to the upper cylinder head mating surface.
WARNING Use a roller or your finger to spread sealant, do not use an excessive amount of sealant, or the oil passages could become clogged.
Place the upper cylinder head onto the lower cylinder head.
Check the cam alignment before tightening the cylinder head.
Install Volvo tool number 5454 or equivalent to the upper cylinder head.
Tighten the nut on the tools to seat the upper cylinder head.
Tighten the upper cylinder head bolts, beginning from the center out to 13 ft. lbs. (17 Nm).
Install the ignition coils and hoses or the distributor cap and wires.
Install the spark plug access cover.
Connect the negative battery cable.
Start the vehicle and check for leaks.
Fig. 2: Remove the clamp and detach the vent hose
Fig. 3: Remove the spark plug cover and the plug wires or ignition coils to access the retaining bolts
Fig. 4: Remove the retaining bolts
Fig. 5: A light tap with a soft-faced hammer is usually required to loosen the valve cover
Fig. 6: Carefully lift the upper cylinder head up and off the lower section. Note the integral camshaft bearing caps in the casting
With you hood open and you are standing in front of the car sparkplug wires need to be removed,i suggest you remove them one at a time, under each wire the sparkplug is threaded into the cylinder head,using a 5/8 sparkplug socket remove the sparkplug and replace it with new properly gapped sparkplug.Note:if you remove all sparkplug wires at once the factory wires are generally numbered 1 2 3 4 the sparkplug closesed to the passenger fender is #1 and the one clossesed to the driver's fender is #4.Standing in front of vehicle the PCV Valve is located between #3 and #4 on the backside(intake side) of the engine fitted down into a rubber hose
Check for continuity between the relay terminal and the pump. You may have a bad connection between the wire and the connector itself at either end...that is more common than a broken wire. Some also use a ballast resistor in the pump circuit which should be on the drivers side fender in the engine bay back near the master cylinder.
number one is next to the crank pulley, you can look at the #1 spark plug on the cap and follow the wire to it. Regardless if the head was pulled they would have rebuilt all valves and shaved the head or it would leak.
If it's the 3.0L V6 Vulcan or Duratec engine the firing order is 1-4-2-5-3-6. The rear bank cylinder head is 1-3 with 1 on the passenger side and 3 on the driver's side. The front bank cylinder head is 4-6 with 4 on the passenger side and 6 on the driver's side.