Removal & Installation
2.0L & 2.3L Engines
- Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
- Properly relieve the fuel system pressure.
- Drain the cooling system.
- Drain the engine oil.
Remove or disconnect the following:
Line up the
mark on the flywheel with the timing mark. Check that the camshaft timing marks are also in line.
NOTEDo not rotate the camshaft or crankshaft after the sprockets have been removed, as rotation of one of the shafts can result in damage to the valves.
Timing chain tensioner
Cylinder head bolts
- Siphon off the oil from the cylinder head.
- Install Guide Pin 83-92-128 in one of the bolt holes and lift off the cylinder head, making sure the pivoting guide for the timing chain is not damaged.
- Align the 0 mark on the flywheel with the timing mark on the housing. Align the marks on the camshafts with their respective timing marks.
- Install the cylinder head gasket, making sure it is held in position by the guide sleeves in the cylinder head flange.
- Position the timing chain and pivoting guide for cylinder head installation.
- Install the cylinder head. Use the guide pin as a pivot for the head, which must be turned slightly to enable it to pass the pivoting guide. Thereafter, alignment will be determined by the guide sleeves.
- Install the 2 M8 bolts in the underside of the cylinder head.
Install the remaining cylinder head bolts and torque them in sequence as follows:
- 30 ft. lbs. (44 Nm).
- 44 ft. lbs. (60 Nm).
- Plus 90 degrees ( 1 / 4 turn).
Install or connect the following:
- Fill the engine with clean oil.
- Fill the cooling system.
- Start the vehicle, check for leaks and repair if necessary.