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How does the engine in a 2.2L chevy cavalier motor get tore down and change the head gasket? i removed all the bolts and screws and the head still wont come off. its like im missing something but i have removed everything i could see or feel that would be holding it on.

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It may be stuck in place.try useing something to pry up on it with and see if it comes loose.If it moves than you have all the bolts out and if it doesnt that you need to keep searching for a head bolt hiden somewhere.Let me know how it goes.

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