Sep 042014
 

How may I look at instructions on how to replace the head gasket with pictures free and on-line?

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  1. FreeAutoMechanic.com offers free auto repair manual procedures that you can view online and even print if you wish to do so. Follow the “Auto Repair Manuals” Tab to your left int he Site Navigation tab. Follow the instructions and the procedure is sent to what ever email you want. And yes its FREE and has some images.

    Below is the short version. Not knowing if you have the 4 cylinder or 6, DOHC or SOHC.

    1998–01 ENGINES
    1.Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
    2.Drain the cooling system.
    3.Relieve the fuel system pressure.
    4.Remove or disconnect the following:
    ◦Negative battery cable
    ◦Accessory drive belts
    ◦Front cover
    ◦Timing belt.
    ◦Upper intake manifold
    ◦Lower intake manifold
    ◦Camshaft sprockets
    ◦Rear timing cover
    ◦Distributor
    ◦Exhaust front pipes
    ◦A/C compressor
    ◦Alternator
    ◦Power steering pump
    ◦Accessory brackets
    ◦Valve covers. Loosen the bolts in several passes and in sequence.
    ◦Cylinder heads with the exhaust manifolds attached. Loosen the bolts in several passes and in sequence.

    NOTE: The cylinder head bolts vary in length. Note the bolt locations for assembly.

    To install:

    NOTE: Refer to Section 1 of this manual for the cylinder head torque sequence illustration. The illustration is located after the Torque Specification Chart.

    5.Install the cylinder heads and the lower intake manifold at the same time. Tighten the bolts in sequence as follows: A.Step 1: Tighten the cylinder head bolts to 22 ft. lbs. (29 Nm)
    B.Step 2: Tighten the cylinder head bolts to 43 ft. lbs. (59 Nm)
    C.Step 3: Loosen all cylinder head bolts completely
    D.Step 4: Tighten the cylinder head bolts to 84 inch lbs. (10 Nm)
    E.Step 5: Tighten the intake manifold fasteners to 35 inch lbs. (4 Nm)
    F.Step 6: Tighten the intake manifold fasteners to 13 ft. lbs. (18 Nm)
    G.Step 7: Tighten the intake manifold fasteners to 12–14 ft. lbs. (16–20 Nm)
    H.Step 8: Loosen all intake fasteners completely
    I.Step 9: Tighten the cylinder head bolts to 22 ft. lbs. (29 Nm)
    J.Step 10: Tighten the cylinder head bolts 60–65 degrees OR tighten to 40–47 ft. lbs. (54–64 Nm)
    K.Step 11: Tighten the cylinder head sub-bolts to 80–105 inch lbs. (9–12 Nm)
    L.Step 12: Tighten the intake manifold fasteners to 35 inch lbs. (4 Nm)
    M.Step 13: Tighten the intake manifold fasteners to 78 inch lbs. (9 Nm)
    N.Step 14: Tighten the intake manifold fasteners to 70–84 inch lbs. (6–7 Nm)

    6.Install or connect the following: ◦Valve covers
    ◦Accessory brackets
    ◦Power steering pump
    ◦Alternator
    ◦A/C compressor
    ◦Exhaust front pipes
    ◦Distributor
    ◦Rear timing cover
    ◦Camshaft sprockets
    ◦Upper intake manifold
    ◦Timing belt
    ◦Front cover
    ◦Accessory drive belts
    ◦Negative battery cable

    7.Fill the cooling system.
    8.Start the engine and check for leaks.

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