Mechanics

HEAD GASKET R+R

2002 Hyundai Elantra

Engine Mechanical problem
2002 Hyundai Elantra 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 81342 miles

I would like to know what has to be done to remove and reinstall a Head Gasket
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Droptop88
June 21, 2009.




REMOVAL:

Drain the cooling system.
Relieve the fuel system pressure.

Remove or disconnect the following:

Negative battery cable
Upper radiator hose
Heater hose
Air cleaner assembly
Intake manifold vacuum lines
Engine control wiring harness connectors
Spark plug wires
Distributor, if equipped
Ignition coil
Accessory drive belts
Power steering pump and bracket
Fuel lines
Intake manifold
Exhaust manifold
Front cover
Timing belt
Valve cover bolts
Cylinder head by loosening the bolts in sequence Cylinder head and discard the gasket


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INSTALLATION:

Install the cylinder head with a new gasket.
Tighten the bolts in sequence as follows:
Step 1: M10 bolts to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm) and M12 bolts to 26 ft. lbs. (35 Nm).
Step 2: Plus 60-65 degrees.
Step 3: Plus 60-65 degrees.

Install or connect the following:

Valve cover
Timing belt and front cover
Exhaust manifold
Intake manifold
Fuel lines
Power steering pump and bracket
Accessory drive belts
Ignition coil
Distributor, if equipped
Spark plug wires
Engine control wiring harness connectors
Intake manifold vacuum lines
Air cleaner assembly
Heater hose
Upper radiator hose
Negative battery cable

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

Bluelightnin6
Jun 21, 2009.


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