Solstice 2006-2008, Sky 2007-2008

Valve Covers

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Removal & Installation



2.0L (LNF) Engine
  1. Remove the intake manifold cover.
  2.  
  3. Remove the intake manifold cover studs.
  4.  
  5. Remove the air cleaner outlet.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the engine wiring harness intake and exhaust electrical connectors from the camshaft position actuator solenoid valves.
  8.  
  9. Remove the engine wiring harness clip from the camshaft cover.
  10.  
  11. Remove the engine wiring harness clips from the camshaft cover.
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  13. Disconnect the engine wiring harness electrical connector from the Evaporative Emission (EVAP) canister purge solenoid valve.
  14.  
  15. Remove the ignition coils.
  16.  
  17. Remove the Heated Oxygen Sensor (HO2S) electrical connector clip from the camshaft cover.
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  19. Remove the Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) fitting bolt from the turbocharger. Reposition the PCV pipe (with fitting) out of the way.
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  21. Remove the (PCV) fitting bolt from the turbocharger. Reposition the PCV pipe (with fitting) out of the way.
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  23. Remove the air inlet grille panel.
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  25. Remove the electrical harness attached at the rear of the camshaft cover.
    WARNING
    The PCV hose should NOT be disconnected from the camshaft cover as damage to the hose connection will result.

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  27. Remove the camshaft cover bolts.
  28.  
  29. Remove the camshaft cover.

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    Fig. Camshaft cover 2.0L (LNF) engine

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  31. Install the camshaft cover and bolts. Tighten bolts to 89 inch. lbs. (10 Nm).
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  33. Attach the electrical harness at the rear of the camshaft cover.
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  35. Install the air inlet grille panel.
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  37. Install a new o-ring seal to the PCV fitting.
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  39. Position the PCV pipe (with fitting) and install the PCV fitting bolt to the turbocharger. Tighten to 89 inch. lbs. (10 Nm).
  40.  
  41. Install the HO2S electrical connector clip to the camshaft cover
  42.  
  43. Install the ignition coils.
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  45. Disconnect the engine wiring harness electrical connector from the evaporative emission (EVAP) canister purge solenoid valve.
  46.  
  47. Install the engine harness clips to the camshaft cover.
  48.  
  49. Install the engine wiring harness clip to the camshaft cover.
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  51. Connect the engine wiring harness intake and exhaust electrical connectors to the camshaft position actuator solenoid valves.
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  53. Install the air cleaner outlet.
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  55. Install the intake manifold cover studs and tighten to 80 inch. lbs. (9 Nm).
  56.  
  57. Install the intake manifold cover.
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2.4L (LE5) Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the intake manifold cover.
  4.  
  5. Remove the intake manifold cover studs.
  6.  
  7. Remove the air cleaner outlet resonator.
  8.  
  9. Reposition the Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) hose clamp.
  10.  
  11. Remove the PCV hose from the cover.
  12.  
  13. Disconnect the intake and exhaust camshaft position actuator solenoid valve electrical connectors.
  14.  
  15. Remove the engine harness clip from the cam cover.
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  17. Remove the engine harness bracket bolt.
  18.  
  19. Disconnect the Evaporative Emission (EVAP) canister purge solenoid valve electrical connector.
  20.  
  21. Remove the engine harness clip from the EVAP purge solenoid bracket.
  22.  
  23. Remove the engine harness clips from the cam cover.
  24.  
  25. Remove the ignition coils.
  26.  
  27. Remove the camshaft cover bolts.
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  29. Remove the camshaft cover.

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    Fig. Ignition coils



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    Fig. Camshaft cover

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To install:

  1. Install the camshaft cover and bolts. Tighten the bolts to 89 inch. lbs. (10 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Install the ignition coils. Tighten the bolts to 89 inch. lbs. (10 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install the engine harness clips to the cam cover.
  6.  
  7. Install the engine harness clip to the EVAP purge solenoid bracket.
  8.  
  9. Connect the EVAP canister purge solenoid valve electrical connector.
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  11. Install the engine harness bracket bolt. Tighten the bolt to 44 inch. lbs. (5 Nm).
  12.  
  13. Install the engine harness clip to the cam cover.
  14.  
  15. Connect the intake and exhaust camshaft position actuator solenoid valve electrical connectors.
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  17. Install the PCV hose from the cover.
  18.  
  19. Position the PCV hose clamp.
  20.  
  21. Install the air cleaner outlet resonator.
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  23. Install the intake manifold cover studs and tighten to 80 inch lbs. (9 Nm).
  24.  
  25. Install the intake manifold cover.
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