Removal & Installation
- Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
- Disconnect the negative battery cable.
- Drain the engine coolant.
- Disconnect the radiator inlet hose.
- Disconnect the throttle and accelerator cables.
- Remove the air cleaner cap assembly.
- Remove the V-bank cover. Use a hexagon wrench to loosen the nuts.
- Label and remove all emission control valve hoses. Disconnect any wiring interfering with the valve cover removal.
- Remove the air intake chamber. This will gain you access to the back valve cover.
- 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.
- Remove the ignition coils, make sure the place them in order on a table so not to mix them up.
Remove the 8 bolts retaining the valve covers and gasket.
- Clean the mating area of the valve cover and cylinder heads well. If necessary, scrape any left gasket from either surface.
Apply seal packing to the cylinder heads and place new gaskets into position.
- Attach the valve covers. Uniformly tighten the bolts in several passes to 69 inch lbs. (8 Nm).
- Install the spark plugs in their proper locations, then place the ignition coils into place and secure.
- Attach all engine wiring be sure to secure each harness properly.
- Install the air intake chamber.
- Attach all emission hoses and wiring.
- Install the V-bank cover.
- Connect the radiator inlet hose.
- Refill the engine coolant.
- Connect the throttle and accelerator cables.
- Install the air cleaner cap assembly.
- Connect the negative battery cable.
- Start the engine and top off the coolant level.