Honda Accord/Civic/Prelude 1973-1983 Repair Guide

Rocker Arm Cover

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. On some models, it will be necessary to remove the air cleaner assembly.
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  3. Remove the ground cable, the spark plug wires (if necessary) and the throttle cable (if necessary) from the rocker arm cover.
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  1. If equipped, remove the PCV hose from the rocker arm cover.
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  3. Remove the rocker arm cover-to-cylinder head nuts, the washer/grommet assemblies and the rocker arm cover.
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If the cover is difficult to remove, use a mallet to bump it loose.

  1. Using a putty knife, clean the gasket mounting surfaces.
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  3. To install, use a new gasket, sealant (if necessary) and reverse the removal procedures. Torque the rocker arm cover-to-cylinder head nuts, evenly to 7 ft. lbs.
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