1993 Geo Metro 3 cylinder, mileage: 119,000. Changing valve stem seals, do I have to remove the head to remove the valve spring? The valve spring is not exposed its down in the head so a regular valve spring compressor cannot grab the spring. Can I push on the spring to remove it as is or do I have to remove the head to get to the seal. Is there a special tool I can use to get it out without removing the head? Trying to do it myself.
No the head does not need to be removed to replace the valve stem seals. After removing the spark plugs, apply air pressure to the cylinder of the seals to replace. This keeps the valve up while removing the springs and seals. The springs are small and can be pushed by hand or by using a pry bar.