Camshaft cover gasket replacement

Tiny
MR.HONDA24
  • 2003 CADILLAC DEVILLE
  • 4.6L
  • V8
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 90,000 MILES

Getting ready to tear into both valve covers as they are both quite wet and appear to be the issue of a slow new leak on ground.

Did some preliminary research already.
Any techs that has performed this service give me heads up as to having access to rear cover (firewall) other than being tough to get to?

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- Power steering puller from O'Reilly's.
- Felpro gasket with cam seal.
- Possible replacement of pulley, hopefully not tensioner either.

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Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 AT 9:46 AM

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Tiny
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Hey MR.HONDA24

Here is a guide and some diagrams to get the job done.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/replace-valve-cover-gasket

Remove the 2 nuts (2) from the intake manifold sight shield (1).
Remove the sight shield (1) from the engine.
Disconnect the PCV dirty air tube (2) from the camshaft cover.
Disconnect the oxygen sensor wire.
Disconnect the vacuum tubes from the secondary AIR vent solenoid.
Disconnect the secondary AIR vent solenoid electrical connector.
Remove the secondary AIR control valve bracket.
Remove the nut securing the secondary AIR tube.
Remove the ignition coil cassette.
Remove the 4 spark plug boots.
Disconnect the cable harness clips at the front of the camshaft cover and position the cable harness aside.

Please let us know happens so it will help others.

Best, Ken

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Sunday, January 15th, 2017 AT 12:20 AM
Tiny
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Ya that's just the front cover procedure.
I guess I should have dropped the cradle some. Even though I can't, I could've prepared to get setup at someone's else's house rather than at a very rich neighborhood.

Have inspection tools and mirrors to make sure it seated and hopefully it did, but did manage to tear rear cover new gasket on timing chain.

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Monday, January 16th, 2017 AT 4:19 PM
Tiny
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Can you loosen the engine mount and rock the engine to one side to give you more clearance?

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Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 AT 12:10 PM

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