This cover may be referred to by various names. While official Mopar terminology has dubbed it Cylinder Head Cover, it may also be known as Rocker Arm Cover, Valve Cover, or (on OHC engines) Cam Cover. For the purposes of this guide, it will be called Cylinder Head Cover.
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4
- Disconnect all wires, cable and hoses crossing the cylinder head cover. On the diesel engine, remove the air crossover tube.
- On V10 engines, remove the upper intake manifold to remove the right side cylinder head cover.
- Remove the cylinder head cover bolts.
- Using a soft mallet, tap loose the cylinder head cover.
- Lift the cover off the engine.
- Thoroughly clean all gasket material from the mating surfaces of the head and cover. On models which use RTV silicone sealant instead of a gasket, make sure that all material is removed.
- On models using a conventional gasket, place a new gasket on the head, coated with sealer. Coat the cylinder head cover mating surface with sealer and install the cover.
- On later models using a steel-backed silicon gasket, install the original gasket unless it has somehow been damaged.
Tighten the bolts to the following:
V6 and V8 models with a conventional gasket: 4 ft. lbs. (4.5 Nm).