Sentra 1998

Valve Covers

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Removal & Installation



1.6L Engine

Specific to:

Nissan Sentra 1997-1999



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Fig. Valve cover removal sequence-1.6L Engine

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Release the fuel pressure following the proper procedure.
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  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable.
     
    Distributor cap
     
    Spark plugs
     
    Valve cover bolts in removal sequence
     

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  7. To install, reverse removal procedure.

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    Fig. Valve cover tightening sequence-1.6L Engine

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2.0L Engine

Specific to:

Nissan Sentra 1997-2001



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Fig. Valve cover removal sequence-2.0L engine

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Release the fuel pressure following the proper procedure.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable.
     
    Power brake booster vacuum hose
     
    Spark plug wires
     
    Engine harness, place aside
     
    PCV valve
     
    EGR volume control and EGR temperature sensor
     
    spark plugs
     
    Valve cover and bolts in removal sequence

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    Fig. Valve cover tightening sequence-2.0L engine (1999 and later shown)

     

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To install:

  1. To install, reverse removal procedure.
  2.  
  3. Tighten valve cover bolts in sequence and torque to: 69-87 inch lbs. (8-10 Nm)
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