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How do you change a head gasket on a 97 plymouth breeze with a 2.0 litre engine ?

I am looking for step by step instructions on changing a head gasket on a 97' plymouth breeze with a 2.0 engine any ideas?

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Follow this link for a step by step with pictures:

http://www.autozone.com/shopping/repairGuide.htm?pageId=0900c152800896af

Just an FYI head gaskets require alot of time and care to replace.

Good Luck Hope this helps

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Fig. 1: Cylinder head bolt tightening sequence-2.0L SOHC engine



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Fig. 2: Cylinder head bolt tightening sequence-2.0L and 2.4L DOHC engines

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