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2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi Mitsubishi 3.0 V6 engine. Need to

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2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi Mitsubishi 3.0 V6 engine. Need to replace Valve Cover Gaskets. Front shows oil leak dripping down onto engine block and leaking onto pavement. I can replace front one, but am concerned that I can't replace rear one without removing other components, and therefore causing more work and cost by needing to replace other gaskets or seals, just to get to rear Valve Cover.
Can you advise me as to what would be required to replace rear gasket?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Chrysler
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 1 year ago.

Hi, My name is ***** ***** for the delay.

I will do my best to assist you.

i can give you directions on replacing those gaskets.

3.0L Engine
Front Cylinder Head Cover

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2. Disconnect battery negative cable from remote negative terminal on shock tower and properly isolate to prevent accidental reconnection.
  3. Disconnect and relocate spark plug cables and wiring harness.
  4. Disconnect PCV and breather hoses.
  5. Remove cylinder head cover fasteners and remove cover.

To install:

  1. Clean cylinder head and cover mating surfaces. Install new gasket.
  2. Install cover and tighten cover bolt washer and gasket assembly to 31 inch lbs. (3.4 Nm)
  3. Connect PCV and breather hoses.
  4. Connect spark plug cables and wiring harness.

Rear Cylinder Head Cover

  1. Remove upper intake manifold. Refer to procedure in intake manifold section.

    NOTE

    Cover lower intake manifold with a suitable cover during service.

  2. Disconnect and relocate spark plug cables.
  3. Disconnect breather hose.
  4. Remove cylinder head cover fasteners and remove cover.

To install:

  1. Clean cylinder head and cover mating surfaces. Install new gasket.
  2. Install cover and tighten cover bolt washer and gasket assembly to 31 inch lbs. (3.4 Nm)
  3. Connect spark plug cables.
  4. Connect breather hose.
  5. Install upper intake manifold. Refer to intake manifold section.

Spark Plug Tube Seals

The spark plug tube seals are located on the end of each tube. These seals slide onto each tube to seal the cylinder head cover to spark plug tube. If these seals show signs of hardness and/or cracks, they should be replaced.

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 1 year ago.

INTAKE MANIFOLD

3.0L Engine

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2. Properly relieve the fuel system pressure.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cableIntake manifold plenumFuel injector connectorFuel supply and return hosesVacuum hoseFuel rail, injectors and pressure regulator as an assemblyInsulatorsPositive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) hoseRight front upper timing belt cover and bracketIntake manifold and discard the gasket To install:

  4. Clean all mating surfaces of any residual gasket material.
  5. Install or connect the following:

    Intake manifold with a new gasket. Torque the nuts as follows:

    1. Right bank to 62 inch lbs. (7 Nm).
    2. Left bank to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm).
    3. Right bank to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm).
    4. Left bank to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm).
    5. Right bank to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm).

      Right front upper timing belt cover and bracket and torque the bolts to 10 ft. lbs. (15 Nm)PCV hoseFuel rail assembly and torque the bolts to 102 inch lbs. (12 Nm)Vacuum hoseFuel supply and return hosesFuel injector electrical connectorNegative battery cable

  6. Start the vehicle, check for leaks and repair if necessary.