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Trying to replace the valve cover gasket on the passenger of my 1987 ford bronco and cannot seem to get to it?

Trying to replace the valve cover gasket on the passanger side of my 1987 ford bronco 302

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  • Karen Mainwaring May 23, 2009

    theres a screw in the middle under the air intake cover, does that need to come off ?

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Remove the valve cover bolts. remove the valve cover. scrape off the old gasket material off the cover and the engine. put the new gasket in place and replace the bolts and tighten...dont over tighten.

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