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Can i remove one cylinder head and replace gasket?without doing both?and what is the torque sequence? This is on a pontiac 1976 400 ..grand prix

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Yes, you can just do one head gasket, although I wouldn't recommend it.
If the head gasket has failed, it's usually because the engine has overheated. If you know that the engine has overheated, it would be best to do both heads.
When an engine overheats, the head warps a little. It doesn't take much to change the internal pressures on the gasket, and when the gasket area between the cylinders starts to lighten up a little, the gasket fails.
To do the job properly, take the head(s) to a qualified automotive machine shop and have the head resurfaced. Even a slightly warped head will be unable to keep a head gasket.
After a head has been resurfaced, it's relatively easy to put it back together.
NOTE!!
The machine shop will tell you the proper torque and torque sequence. Usually start from the center and work your way out evenly, going from side to side, and top to bottom, but get specific information for YOUR engine from the machine shop.
NEVER replace a head gasket without having the head resurfaced.

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Cylinderhead torque settings


I'm not sure what engine you have in your 95 grand am SO I will give you both the 4cyl and 6cyl Specs. Also you didn't ask for the torque sequence. I will include that as well for both. 2.3 DOHC Quad 4cyl: Torque sequence---> front ' 7 3 1 5 9 ' of engine ' 8 6 2 4 10 ' Step 1: torque bolts 1 thru 6 (26 Ft/Lbs & 90 degree turn) Step 2: torque bolts 7 & 8 (15 Ft/Lbs & 90 degree turn) Step 3: torque bolts 9 & 10 (22 Ft/Lbs & 90 degree turn) Recheck final torque in sequence *** CAUTION *** This engine uses "Torque To Yield" (TTY) head bolts that means they permanently stretch during the initial installation. New head bolts must be used when cylinder head is replaced or re-installed in order to obtain proper torque. 3.1 liter V6 Torque sequence--> ' 6 2 3 7 ' ' 5 1 4 8 ' Step 1: torque bolts in sequence to 33 Ft/Lbs Step 2: turn an additional 90 degrees Recheck final torque in sequence *** CAUTION *** This particular engine uses "Torque To Yield" head bolts(TTY) (that means the bolts permanently stretch during the initial installation.) You MUST use NEW head bolts when replacing or reinstalling the cylinder head in order to obtain the proper torque.

Aug 22, 2014 | 1995 Pontiac Grand Am

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(1999 pontiac grand prix 3100 SE v6) where is my head gasket located and how do I replace it? Diagrams are welcome!


CYLINDER HEAD GASKET LOCATED BETWEEN CYLINDER HEAD AND CYLINDER BLOCK.YOU CAN GO TO ANY AUTO PARTS STORE BUY A CHILTON OR HAYNES REPAIR MANUAL.IT WILL HAVE PHOTOS WITH HEAD GASKET.

May 25, 2011 | 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix

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Replacing the intake manifold gaskets and head gaskets could you tell me the torque for both of these


Before accepting any advice on the torque specifications for the bolts, you should refer to the Haynes manual that specifically relates to your vehicle. The reason reason why knowing the torque specs. for these various bolts is not good enough is that each bolt will need to be tightened in a certain order/sequence. The Haynes manual provide you this information and a lot more! These manuals will run you about $10-$15 and they can be purchased at most auto parts stores (i.e. Auto Zone, Pep Boys, etc.). Good Luck!

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Jan 16, 2011 | 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix

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Want to know the amount of torque pressure do i use when tightening the head bolts, and whats the sequence?


To install:

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Fig. Cylinder head bolt torque sequence-3.8L engine

  1. Install the new cylinder head gasket with the arrow pointing to the front of the engine.
  2. Install the cylinder head.
  3. Install NEW cylinder head bolts. Torque the bolts in sequence, as follows:
    1. Step 1: 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
    2. Step 2: Plus 120 degree turn.
To install:

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Fig. Tighten the cylinder head bolts using the following sequence-31L and 3.4L engines

  1. Install the cylinder head with a new gasket.
  2. Apply thread sealer to the head bolts.
  3. Tighten the cylinder head bolts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm) plus an additional 90 degree turn.

Dec 16, 2010 | 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix

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4.3 v6 head gasket torque schematic


first round is at 22lbs, second 44lbs, third 66lbs. make sure you get the order in which the bolts need to be tightened as not to warp the cylinder head, and that sequence is in the package your new head gasket (s) came in. If you cant find it, your local garage will photocopy it for you.

Aug 01, 2010 | 1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT

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What is 2004 grand prix gt 3.8 engine head torque table


Go to autozone.com create a free account put in you cars model year etc... then look at the free manual for replacing head gasket it will have a bolt tightening sequence diagram. also they usually have to be taken off in a paticular sequemnce to avoid warping the head. If aluminum heads they usually recommend new head bolt set and having the head shaved (Leveled)

Jul 13, 2010 | 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix

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Need the head bolt torque specs for a 1999 grand am - i am trying to replace the heads on 1999 grand am with 3.4 engine


Fig. Cylinder head bolt tightening sequence-3.1L engines & 2001-04 3.4L engines

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Fig. Cylinder head bolt tightening sequence-2005 3.4L engines

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Mar 30, 2010 | 1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT

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I have a pontiac and i keep blowing head gasket on number one cylinder. I have installed new heads and gasket lasted about five years. I was wondering what the correct head bolt torque is for a 1995...


cylinder head bolts, step one;33 ft. lbs, second step rotate an additional 90-degrees (1/4 turn). do not put any oil or sealant on gasket. the gasket should seal itself if torqued properly.

Feb 27, 2010 | 1995 Pontiac Grand Prix

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What is the torque specs for a 1998 jeep Cherokee classic straight 6 4.0 liter? I am replacing the head gasket and need to find the lbs of torque. Thank you for any advice, pictures, etc.


Torque sequence ------------------ front | 12 8 4 1 5 9 13 | of | | engine | 11 7 3 2 6 10 14 | ------------------ Final torque must be reached in 3 equal steps Step 1: torque all bolts (except bolt 11) to 110 Ft/Lbs Step 2: torque bolt 11 to 100 Ft/Lbs Recheck final torque in sequence.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Drain the cooling system.
  3. Disconnect the hoses at the thermostat housing.
  4. Properly relieve the fuel system pressure.
  5. Remove the cylinder head cover.
  6. Loosen the rocker arms.
  7. Remove the pushrods.

The valvetrain components must be replaced in their original positions.
  1. Remove the intake and exhaust manifold from the cylinder head.
  2. Disconnect the spark plug wires and remove the spark plugs.
  3. Disconnect the temperature sending unit wire, ignition coil and bracket assembly from the engine.
  4. Remove the accessory drive belt(s).
  5. Unbolt and set aside the power steering pump and bracket. Do not disconnect the hoses.
  6. Remove the intake and exhaust manifold assembly.
  7. If equipped with A/C, perform the following:
    1. Remove the compressor and position it aside with the lines attached.
    2. Remove the compressor bracket bolts from the cylinder head.
    3. Loosen the through bolt at the bottom of the bracket.

  8. Remove the alternator.
  9. Remove the cylinder head bolts, the cylinder head and gasket from the block.

Bolt No. 14 cannot be removed until the head is moved forward. Pull the bolt out as far as it will go and suspend in place by wrapping with tape.
  1. Discard the gasket. Thoroughly clean the head-to-block mating surface.
  2. Clean and inspect the cylinder head thoroughly. Refer to the engine reconditioning portion outlined later in this section.

To install:
  1. Coat a new head gasket with suitable sealing compound and place it on the block. Most replacement gaskets will have the word TOP stamped on them.

Apply sealing compound only to the cylinder head gasket. Do not allow sealing compound to enter the cylinder bore.

Oct 08, 2009 | 1998 Jeep Cherokee

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I'm trying to find out what the torque is on the cylinder heads for a 3.4 pontiac grand am 99


1st u must use all new head bolts, that said follow this factory procedure from the manual.
HEAD BOLT TORQUE FOOT POUNDS (FINAL TORQUE) TORQUE SEQUENCE --------- | 6 2 3 7 | | 5 1 4 8 | --------- STEP 1: TORQUE IN SEQUENCE TO 33 FT/LBS STEP 2: TURN AN ADDITIONAL 90 DEGREES RECHECK FINAL TORQUE IN SEQUENCE *** CAUTION *** ENGINE USES TORQUE TO YIELD HEAD BOLTS (TTY) THAT PERMANENTLY STRETCH DURING THE INITIAL INSTALLATION. NEW HEAD BOLTS MUST BE USED WHEN CYLINDER HEAD IS REPLACED OR RE-INSTALLED TO OBTAIN PROPER TORQUE. ALWAYS COAT BOLT THREADS WITH THE PROPER SEALANT

Feb 20, 2009 | 1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT

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