Mercury Cougar 2000-2002

Camshaft Followers & Lash Adjusters


Removal & Installation

2.5L Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Upper manifold
    Intake Manifold Runner Control (IMRC) actuator
    Spark plug wires and bracket
    Coolant reservoir breather hose bracket and wiring
    Fuel injector wiring harness
    Ignition coil
    Wiring harness brackets
    Valve covers. Remove the bolts in reverse sequence.

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    Fig. Valve cover bolt tightening sequence-2.5L engine

    Spark plugs.

  5. Rotate the crankshaft so that the piston on the cylinder to be serviced is at bottom dead center with the valves closed.
  7. Install an adapter in the spark plug hole and connect a compressed air supply at 102-144 psi.
  9. Install special tool Valve Spring Compressor T94P-6565-BH.
  11. Compress the valve spring and remove the roller finger follower. Repeat for each follower to be removed.
    If the followers are to be reused, ensure that they are installed in the same position that they were removed from.

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