Century, Grand Prix, Impala, Intrigue, Lumina, Monte Carlo, Regal 2001-2005

Piston & Ring Positioning

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Fig. Connecting rod and cap installation. Be sure to matchmark the cap and rod prior to disassembly, as shown-3.1L, 3.4L, 3.8L and 5.3L engines



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Fig. Piston ring positioning-3.1L, 3.4L, 3.8L and 5.3L engines



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Fig. Piston ring end-gap spacing-3.1L, 3.4L, 3.8L and 5.3L engines



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Fig. Piston ring end-gap positioning-3.5L engine



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Fig. Piston positioning-3.5L engine



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Fig. Piston positioning. Often the arrow is replaced by a notch, which also must face toward the front of the engine-3.1L, 3.4L, 3.8L and 5.3L engines



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Fig. Connecting rod and cap installation. Be sure to matchmark the cap and rod prior to disassembly, as shown



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Fig. Piston ring positioning-3.1L, 3.4L, 3.5L and 3.8L engines



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Fig. Piston ring end-gap spacing-3.1L, 3.4L, 3.8L engines



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Fig. Piston ring end-gap positioning-3.5L engine



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Fig. Piston positioning-3.5L engine



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Fig. Piston positioning. Often the arrow is replaced by a notch, which also must face toward the front of the engine-3.1L, 3.4L and 3.8L engines



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Fig. Connecting rod and cap installation. Be sure to matchmark the cap and rod prior to disassembly, as shown-3.4L, 3.8L and 5.3L engines



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Fig. Piston ring positioning-3.4L, 3.8L and 5.3L engines



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Fig. Piston ring end-gap spacing-3.4L, 3.8L and 5.3L engines



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Fig. Piston ring end-gap positioning-3.5L engine



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Fig. Piston positioning-3.5L engine



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Fig. Piston positioning. Often the arrow is replaced by a notch, which also must face toward the front of the engine-3.4L, 3.8L and 5.3L engines

 
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