GM Lumina/Grand Prix/Cutlass Supreme/Regal 1988-1996

Camshaft Carrier Cover

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



3.4L Engine

See Figure 1



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Fig. Fig. 1: Camshaft carrier cover mounting-1995 3.4L engine shown

LEFT (FRONT) COVER
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the oil/air breather hose from the cover.
  4.  
  5. Tag and disconnect the spark plug cables from the spark plugs.
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  7. Remove the rear spark plug wires cover.
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  9. Unfasten the cam carrier cover retaining bolts, then remove the cover, with a light tap with a rubber mallet, if necessary. Remove and discard the gasket and O-rings.
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To install:
  1. Thoroughly clean and dry all parts prior to installing them.
  2.  
  3. Replace the gasket and O-rings on the cover, then position the cover and install the retaining bolts. Fully seat the isolators into the cover, then tighten the retaining bolts to 97 inch lbs. (11 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Fasten the rear spark plug wire cover.
  6.  
  7. Attach the spark plug wires to the plugs, as tagged during removal.
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  9. Fasten the oil/air breather hose to the cover.
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  11. Connect the negative battery cable, then start the engine and check for leaks.
  12.  

RIGHT (REAR COVER)
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the upper intake manifold (plenum) assembly, as outlined later in this section.
  4.  
  5. Remove the right side timing belt cover.
  6.  
  7. Tag and disconnect the right side spark plug cables.
  8.  
  9. Detach the oil/air separator hose from the cover.
  10.  
  11. Unfasten the cam carrier cover retaining bolts and remove the cover, with a light tap with a rubber mallet, if necessary.
  12.  

To install:
  1. The installation is the reverse of the removal procedure. Be sure to thoroughly clean and dry all parts prior to installing them.
  2.  
  3. Replace all gasket and O-rings and tighten the cover retaining bolts to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Connect the negative battery cable.
  6.  
  7. Start the engine and check for leaks.
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