CHANGING THE VALVE COVER GASKET IN 2000 BUICK LESABRE

  • Tiny
  • stbraun
  • 2000 Buick Lesabre
  • 230,000 miles

How to change the gasket.

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Monday, March 19th, 2012 AT 11:14 PM

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  • rasmataz
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3.8 liter engine

Removal

Disconnect negative battery cable. Remove serpentine belt. To remove left rocker arm cover, remove generator bracket and spark plug wires. Disconnect torque strut (if equipped) at radiator support. Remove torque strut bracket bolts at manifolds. Remove engine lift bracket.
To remove right rocker arm cover, loosen power steering pump bolts, and move pump forward with hoses still attached. Remove power steering pump brackets. Remove spark plug wires.
On either side, remove rocker arm cover. Remove and discard rocker arm pivot bolts. Mark rocker arm component locations for reassembly reference. Remove rocker arms and components.

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