Avalon 1995-1996

Valve Covers

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  5. Drain the engine coolant.
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  7. Disconnect the radiator inlet hose.
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  9. Disconnect the throttle and accelerator cables.
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  11. Remove the air cleaner cap assembly.
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  13. Remove the V-bank cover. Use a hexagon wrench to loosen the nuts.
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  15. Label and remove all emission control valve hoses. Disconnect any wiring interfering with the valve cover removal.
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  17. Remove the air intake chamber. This will gain you access to the back valve cover.
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  19. Disconnect the engine wire from the left hand side, No. 3 timing belt cover, rear side and right hand side. Most of the wiring is secured by nuts and or bolts to the body of the vehicle.
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  21. Remove the ignition coils, make sure the place them in order on a table so not to mix them up.
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  23. Remove the 8 bolts retaining the valve covers and gasket.

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    Fig. To remove the valve cover, remove the bolts and set them aside . . .



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    Fig. . . . then remove the cover from the cylinder head



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