Volvo Cars 1999-05

Camshaft (Cylinder Head) Cover

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Removal & Installation



5- & 6-Cylinder Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Remove intake manifold. Refer to Intake Manifold removal and installation.
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  5. Remove spark plugs from:
    1. Cylinders 1 and 5-5-cylinder engine
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    3. Cylinders 2 and 5-6-cylinder engine
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  7. Install two camshaft cover press tools 999 5454 into the vacated spark plug holes. Ensure that the bolt in the spark plug well is fully tightened 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm).
    NOTE
    Leave a 0.079- 0.118 inch (2-3mm) gap to the camshaft cover when installing the press tools 999 5454.

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  9. Remove variable valve timing (VVT) solenoid.

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    Fig. Camshaft cover press tool 999 5454 installed-5- and 6-Cylinder Engine

    Camshaft cover press tool 999 5454 installed-5- and 6-Cylinder Engine
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  11. Remove all bolts securing the camshaft cover to cylinder head.
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  13. Use pliers 999 5670 to lift camshaft cover from cylinder head.
    1. Install pliers at the stop lugs. Start with cylinder 1 and work alternately backwards.
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    3. Slacken off the wing nuts approximately 2 turns.
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    5. Repeat the procedure working toward rear of engine.

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