PT Cruiser 2006-2007

Cylinder Head (Valve) Covers

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Remove upper intake manifold.
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  5. Remove ignition coil and spark plug wires.
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  7. Disconnect PCV and make-up air hoses from cylinder head cover.
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  9. Remove cylinder head cover bolts.
    WARNING
    When removing cylinder head cover bolts, be careful not to interchange the center bolts with the 7 perimeter bolts. The 2 center bolts contain an aluminum washer between the bolt head and torque limiter for sealing purposes.

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  11. Remove the cylinder head cover from the cylinder head.
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To install:


NOTE
Replace spark plug well seals and bolt seals when installing a new cylinder head cover gasket.

  1. Install new cylinder head cover gaskets and spark plug well seals.
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  3. Replace cylinder head cover bolt seals.
    CAUTION
    Do not allow oil or solvents to contact the timing belt as they can deteriorate the rubber and cause tooth skipping.

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  5. Apply MOPAR® Engine RTV GEN II at the camshaft cap corners and at the top edges of the 1 / 2 round seal.
    CAUTION
    When installing cylinder head cover bolts, be careful not to interchange the 2 center bolts with the 7 perimeter bolts. The 2 center bolts contain an aluminum washer between the bolt head and torque limiter for sealing purposes.

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  7. Install cylinder head cover assembly to cylinder head. Install all bolts, ensuring the 2 bolts containing the sealing washer are located in the center locations of cover.
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  9. Tighten bolts in sequence using a 3 step torque method as follows:

    Tighten all bolts to 40 inch lbs. (5 Nm)
     
    Tighten all bolts to 80 inch lbs. (9 Nm)
     
    Tighten all bolts to 105 inch lbs. (12 Nm)
     

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  11. Install ignition coil and spark plug wires. Tighten fasteners to 105 inch lbs. (12 Nm).
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  13. If the PCV valve was removed, apply MOPAR® Thread Sealant with Teflon to threads and install valve to cylinder head cover. Tighten PCV valve to 70 inch lbs. (8 Nm).
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  15. Connect PCV and make-up air hoses to cylinder head cover.
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  17. Install upper intake manifold.
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