• Tiny
  • jtomalka
  • 1986 Ford Bronco

Engine Mechanical problem
1986 Ford Bronco 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Manual 160000 miles

I am having a hard time removing the valve springs and the engine is still in the vehicle. I can get the valve spring removal tool on and compress the spring but can not get the retain clips off. What can I do?

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008 AT 9:01 AM

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  • blackop555
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You have to thread in a air attachment on a air compressor on that cylinder that you wanna remove the valves and turn the motor by hand till the air stops leaking out of the valves. After that is done then you can compress it, you may have to tap the valve with a brass hammer to break the clips loose.

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Thursday, December 25th, 2008 AT 6:50 PM

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