• Tiny
  • sam bush
  • 1999 Pontiac Grand Am
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • automatic
  • 182,000 miles

Cant seem to get the cam cover off on the intake side of my 99 grand am 2.4 four cyl. Took out twelve bolts from top and two from power steering pump. The side opposite the steering pump doesnt wanna come up. The whole thing seemed a little hard to move to. What did I miss and how much damage have I done? What can be done now? Thanks very much

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Saturday, March 12th, 2011 AT 11:03 PM

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  • Tiny
  • JDL
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Are you talking about the front cover, timing chain housing?

Disconnect negative battery cable. Drain cooling system. Remove cooloant recovery tank. Remove serpentine belt. Remove generator, leave wiring attached. Attach engine support fixture to engine and generator stud. Remove bolts from upper half of front cover. Remove engine mount assembly from timing chain end of engine. Remove engine mounting bracket adapter. Raise and support the vehicle. Remove the right front wheel and splash shield. Remove the crankshaft balancer bolt. Remove the crankshaft balancer with a puller. Remove lower bolts from front cover. Lower vehicle. Remove front cover and gaskets.

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Sunday, June 12th, 2011 AT 5:02 PM

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