Mazda Car 2002-04

Rocker Arm (Valve) Cover 2

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Removal & Installation



3.0L (Aj) Engine

Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section."

  1. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Any components that would interfere with cover removal
     
    Rocker arm cover bolts in the sequence illustrated
     
    Rocker arm cover and discard the gasket
     

  2.  
  3. Clean all mating surfaces of any residual gasket material.
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    Fig. Remove the left hand rocker arm cover bolts in the sequence shown-Mazda 6 models with the 3.0L (AJ) engine



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    Fig. Remove the right hand rocker arm cover bolts in the sequence shown-Mazda 6 models with the 3.0L (AJ) engine


To install:

  1. Apply silicone sealant to cylinder head at the areas illustrated.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Rocker arm cover with a new gasket.
     
    Oil control valve with the cylinder head cover raised as shown in the accompanying illustration, being careful not to let the valve retaining bolt slip into the timing chain cover when installing and tighten the valve bolt to 71-106 inch lbs. (8-12 Nm). Torque the bolts in the sequence illustrated to 71-106 inch lbs. (8-12 Nm).
     
    Remaining components removed to facilitate the rocker arm cover removal
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  4.  


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    Fig. Apply silicone sealant to right hand cylinder head at the areas illustrated-Mazda 6 models with the 3.0L (AJ) engine



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    Fig. Install the oil control valve on the right hand side-Mazda 6 models with the 3.0L (AJ) engine



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    Fig. Right hand cylinder head cover torque sequence-Mazda 6 models with the 3.0L (AJ) engine



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    Fig. Apply silicone sealant to left hand cylinder head at the areas illustrated-Mazda 6 models with the 3.0L (AJ) engine



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    Fig. Left hand cylinder head cover torque sequence-Mazda 6 models with the 3.0L (AJ) engine


 
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