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How do I change a valve cover gasket on a 1988 Lincoln town car?

I can't figure out how to get to the back bolts cause it goes under the dashboard

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If you have never done this before, you really need to go get a Haynes or Chilton manual for this. They run about $25.00 and have step by step plus pictures. I've done one in my carreer and will never do another. And it was for my son. Believe me, it's a task I don't wish on anyone.
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This is All you need for this Repair, ALSO Be Sure ALL GASKET SURFACES ARE VERY CLEAN. This Engine Requires MORE than MOST ALL Engines do for this Repair.

REMOVAL

  1. To remove a valve rocker arm cover from the RH cylinder head, disconnect PCV closure tube from oil fill stand pipe at rocker cover.
  2. Remove the Thermactor bypass valve and air supply hoses as necessary to provide clearance.
  3. Disconnect the spark plug wires from the spark plugs using Spark Plug Wire Remover T74P-6666-A or equivalent. Do not pull on wire. Remove the wires and bracket assembly from the rocker arm cover attaching stud and position the wires out of the way. ALSO MARK THEM AS TO WHERE THEY CAME FROM !!!
  4. Remove upper intake manifold.
  5. Remove attaching bolts and remove the cover.
INSTALLATION

  1. Clean the valve rocker arm cover(s) and the cylinder head gasket surface(s). Position a new service valve rocker cover gasket.
  2. Position the cover(s) on the cylinder head(s). The cover is tightened in two steps. Tighten the bolts to 14-18 N.m (10-13 lb-ft). Two minutes later, tighten the bolts to the same specification.
  3. Install the crankcase ventilation tube in the RH cover.
  4. Install upper intake manifold.
  5. Install the spark plug wires and bracket assembly on the rocker arm cover attaching stud. Connect the spark plug wires. Install the air intake duct assembly.
  6. Install the Thermactor bypass valve and air supply hoses (if required).

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My 1999 Town n Country limited is dripping oil near front passanger tire.


more than likely you have a valve cover leak its common you will need to re move the cover
1 take out the bolts 6 i believe 7/16 socket remove the small bolts
2 pry the valve cover off
3 clean the old gaskets off the valve cover and motor
4 clean the valve cover and paint the valve cover light blue so you can see any leaks
that may happen // i dout if you will have any
5 put a small amount fo permatex (BLACK) it works well with oil and it will hold the gasket in place
once you put the gasket on the on the valve cover put a small amount on the bottom of the
gasget/// you will have permatex on both sides of the gasket
6 now you are ready to in stall tha valve cover back on the motor and put in all the bolts finger
tight once all the bolts are in you want to snug the bolts don't try to tighten the bolts to much
or you will cut the new gasket
7 now that every thing is back in check your oil level and run the engine for ten min this will set up
the new gasket and give the permatex a chance to cure

done deal

hope this helps you
good luck
bob

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MOST OIL LEAKS COME FROM A BAD GASKET! IF YOU CAN LOCATE THE SOURCE OF THE LEAK, YOU CAN FIX IT! IT COULD BE JUST A VALVE COVER GASKET LEAK! YOU CAN UNBOLT THE VALVE COVER, REMOVE IT, TAKE THE OLD GASKET OUT, CLEAN UP THE INSIDE, TO INSURE THERE IS NO OLD GASKET STUCK ON THE COVER! PUT THE NEW GASKET ON, AND REMOUNT THE VALVE COVER! RULE OF THUMB: WHEN TIGHTENING IT DOWN, START WITH THE MIDDLE BOLTS, SNUG THEM UP, THEN WORK YOUR WAY TO THE OUTSIDE! ONCE YOU HAVE SNUBBED THEM UP, GO BACK TO THE MIDDLE, AND TURN THE BOLT 1/8 TO 1/4 TURN EACH IN THE SAME WAY ( FROM THE MIDDLE- OUT!

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This is All you need for this Repair, ALSO Be Sure ALL GASKET SURFACES ARE VERY CLEAN. This Engine Requires MORE than MOST ALL Engines do for this Repair.

REMOVAL

  1. To remove a valve rocker arm cover from the RH cylinder head, disconnect PCV closure tube from oil fill stand pipe at rocker cover.
  2. Remove the Thermactor bypass valve and air supply hoses as necessary to provide clearance.
  3. Disconnect the spark plug wires from the spark plugs using Spark Plug Wire Remover T74P-6666-A or equivalent. Do not pull on wire. Remove the wires and bracket assembly from the rocker arm cover attaching stud and position the wires out of the way. ALSO MARK THEM AS TO WHERE THEY CAME FROM !!!
  4. Remove upper intake manifold.
  5. Remove attaching bolts and remove the cover.
INSTALLATION

  1. Clean the valve rocker arm cover(s) and the cylinder head gasket surface(s). Position a new service valve rocker cover gasket.
  2. Position the cover(s) on the cylinder head(s). The cover is tightened in two steps. Tighten the bolts to 14-18 N.m (10-13 lb-ft). Two minutes later, tighten the bolts to the same specification.
  3. Install the crankcase ventilation tube in the RH cover.
  4. Install upper intake manifold.
  5. Install the spark plug wires and bracket assembly on the rocker arm cover attaching stud. Connect the spark plug wires. Install the air intake duct assembly.
  6. Install the Thermactor bypass valve and air supply hoses (if required).

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