2000 Chevy Impala Valve cover gasket replacement

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  • 2000 CHEVROLET IMPALA
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2000 Chevy Impala Front Wheel Drive Automatic 125, 00 miles

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Sunday, January 17th, 2010 AT 12:40 AM

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Tiny
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For what liter engine 3.4L or 3.8L?
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Sunday, January 17th, 2010 AT 2:50 AM
Tiny
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How do you replace the valve covers the 3.8 impala, 2000
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Monday, January 25th, 2010 AT 6:31 PM
Tiny
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Valve Rocker Arm Cover Replacement (Left)
Removal Procedure


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1.Remove the engine lift bracket from the exhaust manifold studs.
2.Remove the fuel injector sight shield. Refer to Fuel Injector Sight Shield Replacement.
3.Remove the right engine mount strut bracket. Refer to Engine Mount Strut Bracket Replacement (Right Lower) or Engine Mount Strut Bracket Replacement (Right Upper) or Engine Mount Strut Bracket Replacement (Left) or Engine Mount Strut Bracket Replacement (Upper Radiator Support).
4.Disconnect the left spark plug wires. Refer to Spark Plug Wire Harness Replacement in Powertrain Management.
5.Remove the left spark plug wire cover from the left valve rocker arm cover. Refer to Spark Plug Wire Harness Replacement in Powertrain Management.


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6.Remove the left valve rocker arm cover bolts. Important: If the valve rocker arm cover adheres to the cylinder head, remove the valve rocker arm cover by bumping the end of the valve rocker arm cover with palm of hand or with a soft rubber mallet.
7.Remove the left valve rocker arm cover.
8.Remove the left valve rocker arm cover gasket.
9.Clean the sealing surface on the cylinder head and the valve rocker arm cover with a degreaser.
10.Clean the valve rocker arm cover bolts of all thread locking adhesive.

Installation Procedure


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1.Install the new valve rocker arm cover gasket. Make sure that valve rocker arm cover gasket is seated properly in the valve rocker arm cover groove.
2.Install the left valve rocker arm cover.
3.Apply thread lock compound GM P/N 12345493 or equivalent, to the valve rocker arm cover bolt threads. Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.
4.Install the left valve rocker arm cover bolts. Tighten the left valve rocker arm cover bolts to 10 Nm (89 inch lbs.).
5.Install the left spark plug wire cover to the left valve rocker arm cover. Refer to Spark Plug Wire Harness Replacement in Powertrain Management.
6.Connect the left spark plug wires. Refer to Spark Plug Wire Harness Replacement in Powertrain Management.
7.Install the right engine mount strut bracket. Refer to Engine Mount Strut Bracket Replacement (Right Lower) or Engine Mount Strut Bracket Replacement (Right Upper) or Engine Mount Strut Bracket Replacement (Left) or Engine Mount Strut Bracket Replacement (Upper Radiator Support).
8.Install the fuel injector sight shield. Refer to Fuel injector Sight Shield Replacement.


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9.Install the engine lift bracket to the exhaust manifold studs. Tighten the engine lift bracket bolt and nut to 30 Nm (22 ft. lbs.).
10.Inspect for proper fluid levels.
11.Inspect for oil leaks.

Valve Rocker Arm Cover Replacement (Right)
Removal Procedure

Tools Required
J 41131 Engine Tilt Strap


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1.Remove the fuel injector sight shield. Refer to Fuel Injector Sight Shield Replacement.
2.Remove the generator. Refer to Generator Replacement.
3.Remove the tensioner bracket. Refer to Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement.
4.Remove the AIR valve/pipe, if equipped. Refer to Secondary AIR Injection Combination Valve/Pipe Replacement in Computers and Controls.
5.Rotate the engine for access:
5.1. Disconnect the throttle body air inlet duct.
5.2. Remove the engine mount strut bolts. Rotate the engine mount struts aside. Refer to Engine Mount Strut Replacement (Left) and Engine Mount Strut Replacement (Right).
5.3. Disconnect the AIR pipe, if necessary. Refer to Secondary AIR Injection Combination Valve/Pipe Replacement in Computers and Controls.
5.4. Apply the parking brake.
5.5. Put the transaxle in Neutral.
5.6. Install the J41131.
5.7. Rotate the engine forward for component access.

6.Remove the fuel injector sight shield bracket.
7.Remove the right (rear) spark plug wires. Refer to Spark Plug Wire Harness Replacement in Powertrain Management.
8.Remove the EVAP purge valve and the brace. Refer to EVAP Canister Purge Valve Replacement in Computers and Controls.
9.Remove the right (rear) valve rocker arm cover bolts. Important: If the valve rocker arm cover adheres to the cylinder head, remove the valve rocker arm cover by bumping the end of the valve rocker arm cover with the palm of your hand or a soft rubber mallet.
10.Remove the right valve rocker arm cover.
11.Remove the right valve rocker arm cover gasket.
12.Clean the sealing surface on the cylinder head and the valve rocker arm cover with a degreaser.
13.Clean the valve rocker arm cover bolts of all thread locking adhesive.

Installation Procedure


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1.Install the new valve rocker arm cover gasket. Make sure that the valve rocker arm cover gasket is seated properly in the valve rocker arm cover groove.
2.Install the right valve rocker arm cover.
3.Apply thread lock compound GM P/N 1234593 or equivalent to the valve rocker arm cover bolt threads. Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.
4.Install the right valve rocker arm cover bolts. Tighten the right valve rocker arm cover bolts to 10 Nm (89 inch lbs.).
5.Install the EVAP purge solenoid and the brace. Refer to EVAP Canister Purge Valve Replacement in Computers and Controls.
6.Install the right spark plug wires. Refer to Spark Plug Wire Harness Replacement in Powertrain Management.
7.Install the fuel injector sight shield bracket.
8.Return the engine to the proper position:
8.1. Carefully release the J41131. Carefully return the engine to the proper position.
8.2. Put the transaxle in Park.
8.3. Release the parking brake.
8.4. Connect the AIR pipe, if necessary. Refer to Secondary AIR Injection Combination Valve/Pipe Replacement in Computers and Controls.
8.5. Install the engine mount struts. Refer to Engine Mount Strut Replacement (Left) and Engine Mount Strut Replacement (Right).
8.6. Connect the throttle body air inlet duct.

9.Install the engine mount struts. Refer to Engine Mount Strut Replacement (Left) and Engine Mount Strut Replacement (Right).
10.Install the AIR valve/pipe, if equipped. Refer to Secondary AIR Injection Combination Valve/Pipe Replacement in Computers and Controls.
11.Install the tensioner bracket. Refer to Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement.
12.Install the generator. Refer to Generator Replacement in Starting and Charging.
13.Install the fuel injector sight shield. Refer to Fuel Injector Sight Shield Replacement.
14.Check for proper fluid levels.
15.Check for oil leaks.
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