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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I do not think the original problem even matters at this point since the engine is probably broke with valves running into pistons.. when you fix it replace every thing that is broken.. and .. just getting in there and replacing the belt can alert you to any additional coming problems like the bearing going bad in the tensioner.. always check or replace the tensioner if there is any doubt as to its condition.. good luck.
Posted on Aug 03, 2008
-after you change the part you have to reset/clear the code
-this can be done by either:
(1) using the OBD2 code reader that Autozone used OR since option 2 (below) is very quick
(2) disconnecting the battery for about 30 seconds (this will delete all codes/radio presets/etc) but it will also clear the 'check engine' code
-this is what I do AFTER i write down my radio station presets :)
-hopefully the new EGR valve resolves your issue after you CLEAR the code
...but that code just means a an insufficient amount of Exhaust Gas recirculation (pressure difference) used to keep the emissions in check
-if it comes back, then there are a few other fixes to try also
-let me know if you need further assistance
-please remember to rate me `fix-ya`if it works
Posted on Nov 03, 2008
dont worry about what is underneath the valve cover, you will not need to touch anything there. This is as easy as putting gas in your car.. k here we go:
Your gonna need a 10millimeter, or a 13millimeter socket wrench. 2 cans of carborator cleaner. You're gonna open your hood as far open as you can. You're gonna remorve your throttle and cruise control cables which are located on top. Move them out of the way. If you have a ground cable connect it to the valve cover, remove it also. Then remove all bolts that hold the valve cover on. Once all bolts are removed, (loosen up bolts until your valve cover can be removed) sometimes the valve cover will be stuck on, you need to jolt or hit with a rubber hammer to break the seal loose. Once seal is broken loose remove valve cover and plave outside vehicle. At this point look at the head, make sure there is not old gasket material or silecone residue left on it, then do the same to the valve cover itself. Use the carborator cleanner to clean all the gunk and **** inside the valve cover After cleaning, place new gasket and distributer gasket onto the valve cover and place back onto vehicle. Tighten bolts until they are snugg (DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN THE BOLTS!!) After all the bolt are in snugg, start from the inside bolt and retighten working your way to the outside bolts CLOCKWISE. Place the throttle cable back on and start car, check for leaks, if you see no leaks change your oil to make sure no dirt got into the oil. and then you're good.. let me know how it worked out for you. ;)
Posted on Dec 29, 2008
try removing the bolts hold on the valve cover and once you do that take a razor blade and a little lube and careful scrape the old one off.
Posted on Mar 24, 2009
make sure they are tight
could be time for head gaskets
make sure the old gasket from the old filter came off the block sometimes they come off old filter and stick this causes a leak due to improper seal.
Posted on Apr 10, 2009
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