300M, Concorde, Intrepid, LHS, 1998-2004

Valve Covers

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Removal & Installation



2.7L, 3.2L & 3.5L Engines

CAUTION
Do not start or run engine with cylinder head cover removed from the engine. Damage or personal injury may occur.

  1. Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the upper intake manifold from the engine.
  4.  
  5. Cover lower intake manifold with a suitable cover during service.
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  7. Disconnect and remove the three ignition coils.
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  9. Remove the ground strap/resistor retaining bolt from the cylinder head cover.
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  11. Lift up on the wire harness track retaining tabs.
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  13. Completely loosen the cylinder head cover retaining bolts and remove the cylinder head cover.
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To install:

  1. Clean cylinder head and cover mating surfaces.
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  3. Inspect and replace gasket and seals as necessary.
  4.  
  5. To replace spark plug tube seals:
    1. Using a suitable pry tool, carefully remove tube seals.
    2.  
    3. Position new seal with the part number on seal facing cylinder head cover.
    4.  
    5. Install seals using Special Tool MD-998306.
    6.  

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  7. Install cylinder head cover and bolts.
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  9. Tighten to105 inch lbs. (12 Nm).
  10.  
  11. Position the wiring harness on the cylinder head cover.
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  13. Reclip the wire harness track retaining tabs into the cover.
  14.  
  15. Install the ground strap/resistor retaining bolt onto the cylinder head cover.
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  17. Install the ignition coils.
  18.  
  19. Tighten mounting screws to 60 inch lbs. (6.7 Nm).
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  21. Connect the ignition coil electrical connectors.
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  23. Install upper intake manifold
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  25. Connect negative battery cable.
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