Removal & Installation
The cylinder head bolts should be checked for stretching before reuse. If the thread area of the bolt is necked-down, the bolts must be replaced with new. New head bolts are recommended.
Fig. Before reusing old cylinder head bolts, check them for necking (stretching)
Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
Relieve the fuel system pressure.
Drain the cooling system.
Remove or disconnect the following:
The negative battery cable
The drive belts
The Crankshaft damper
The exhaust cross under pipe
The catalytic converter
The upper and lower intake manifolds
The rocker arm covers
The water outlet connector and rotate the crankshaft until the sprocket timing mark aligns with the timing mark on the oil pump housing
The primary timing chain
The camshaft bearing caps gradually
The camshafts and valve train components
The cylinder head and discard the gasket