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how do i remove and reinstall the head on a 2006 pt cruiser

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Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  TIM replied 7 years ago.

REMOVAL - CYLINDER HEAD



1 - CLEAN AIR HOSE
2 - AIR CLEANER HOUSING
3 - FRESH AIR INLET DUCT
4 - PDC MOUNTING BRACKET

  1. Perform fuel system pressure release procedure before attempting any repairs(Refer to 14 - FUEL SYSTEM/FUEL DELIVERY - STANDARD PROCEDURE).
  2. Remove clean air hose (1) and air cleaner housing (2)(Refer to 9 - ENGINE/AIR INTAKE SYSTEM/AIR CLEANER HOUSING - REMOVAL).
  3. Disconnect negative cable from battery.


    1 - MOUNTING FASTENERS
    2 - COOLING FAN ASSEMBLY
    3 - COOLING FAN MOTOR
    4 - DRAIN COCK

  4. Open drain cock (4) to drain cooling system into a clean container.
  5. Remove upper intake manifold(Refer to 9 - ENGINE/MANIFOLDS/INTAKE MANIFOLD - REMOVAL).


  6. Remove fastener (3) attaching dipstick tube (1) to lower intake manifold(Dipstick Tube).


  7. Turbocharger equipped vehicles: Remove lower intake manifold support bracket (3)(Lower Intake Manifold Support Bracket - 2.4L Turbo).
  8. Disconnect the fuel supply line quick-connect at the fuel rail assembly(Refer to 14 - FUEL SYSTEM/FUEL DELIVERY/QUICK CONNECT FITTING - STANDARD PROCEDURE).
  9. Remove heater tube support bracket from cylinder head.
  10. Remove upper radiator hose. Disconnect heater hoses from thermostat housing.
  11. Disconnect engine coolant temperature sensor connector.
  12. Remove accessory drive belts(Refer to 7 - COOLING/ACCESSORY DRIVE/DRIVE BELTS - REMOVAL).


    1 - UPPER/LOWER HEAT SHIELDS
    2 - TURBOCHARGER SUPPORT BRACKET
    3 - ELBOW
    4 - ELBOW SUPPORT BRACKET

  13. Raise vehicle on a suitable hoist.
  14. Disconnect exhaust pipe from manifold.
  15. Turbocharger equipped vehicles: (Turbocharger Brackets and Heat Shields)
    • Remove turbocharger heat shields (1)
    • Remove elbow support bracket (4)
    • Remove turbocharger support bracket (2)
    • Remove elbow (3)


  16. Turbocharger equipped vehicles: (Refer to 11 - EXHAUST SYSTEM/TURBOCHARGER SYSTEM/LINES AND HOSES - REMOVAL)(Turbocharger Lines and Hoses).
    • Remove oil return tube (4)
    • Remove oil supply line (1)
    • Remove coolant supply line (3)
    • Remove coolant return line (2)
  17. Disconnect ignition coil wiring connector. Remove ignition coil and plug wires from engine.
  18. Disconnect camshaft position sensor wiring connector.
  19. Remove timing belt and camshaft sprockets(Refer to 9 - ENGINE/VALVE TIMING/TIMING BELT AND SPROCKETS - REMOVAL).
  20. Remove timing belt idler pulley and rear timing belt cover(Refer to 9 - ENGINE/VALVE TIMING/TIMING BELT COVER(S) - REMOVAL).


    1 - POWER STEERING RESERVOIR
    2 - BOLT
    3 - BRACKET

  21. Non-Turbo equipped vehicles: Remove fasteners (2) securing power steering pump fluid reservoir (1) and bracket (3) to cylinder head.
  22. Remove cylinder head cover(Refer to 9 - ENGINE/CYLINDER HEAD/CYLINDER HEAD COVER - REMOVAL).
  23. Remove camshafts(Refer to 9 - ENGINE/CYLINDER HEAD/CAMSHAFT(S) - REMOVAL).

    NOTE: Identify rocker arm location for reassembly prior to removal.

  24. Remove rocker arms.


  25. Remove cylinder head bolts in the reverse sequence of tightening(Cylinder Head Bolt Removal).
  26. Remove cylinder head from engine block.
  27. Inspect and clean cylinder head and block sealing surfaces. Refer to Cleaning and Inspection in this section for procedures.

    NOTE: Ensure cylinder head bolt holes in the block are clean, dry (free of residual oil or coolant), and threads are not damaged-- if this helps please press the accept button top right -- thanks tim.

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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Can i get some love on the in between info, like torque specs..since I will be doing this myself.
Expert:  TIM replied 7 years ago.

1 - STRETCHED BOLT
2 - THREADS ARE NOT STRAIGHT ON LINE
3 - THREADS ARE STRAIGHT ON LINE
4 - UNSTRETCHED BOLT

NOTE: The Cylinder head bolts should be examined BEFORE reuse. If the threads are necked down, the bolts should be replaced (Checking Bolts for Stretching (Necking)).

Necking (1) can be checked by holding a scale or straight edge against the threads. If all the threads do not contact the scale (2) , the bolt should be replaced.



1 - PART NUMBER FACES UP
2 - NO. 1 CYLINDER

NOTE: Cylinder head should be cleaned and inspected prior to replacment.

  1. Position the new cylinder head gasket on engine block with the part number (1) facing up(Cylinder Head Gasket Positioning). Ensure gasket is seated over the locating dowels in block.
  2. Position cylinder head onto engine block.
  3. Before installing the bolts, the threads should be lightly coated with engine oil.


  4. Tighten the cylinder head bolts in the sequence shown(Cylinder Head Tightening Sequence). Using the 4 step torque-turn method, tighten according to the following values:
    • First: All to 34 N·m (25 ft. lbs.)
    • Second: All to 82 N·m (60 ft. lbs.)
    • Third: All to 82 N·m (60 ft. lbs.)

      CAUTION: Do not use a torque wrench for the Fourth step.

    • Fourth: Turn all bolts an additional 1/4 Turn


  5. Install rocker arms
  6. Install camshafts (3)(Refer to 9 - ENGINE/CYLINDER HEAD/CAMSHAFT(S) - INSTALLATION).


  7. Install cylinder head cover (Refer to 9 - ENGINE/CYLINDER HEAD/CYLINDER HEAD COVER - INSTALLATION).


  8. Install rear timing belt cover and tighten fasteners (1,2)(Refer to 9 - ENGINE/VALVE TIMING/TIMING BELT COVER(S) - INSTALLATION).
  9. Install timing belt tensioner.
  10. Install camshaft sprockets and timing belt(Refer to 9 - ENGINE/VALVE TIMING/TIMING BELT AND SPROCKETS - INSTALLATION).


  11. Connect cam sensor wiring connector (3).
  12. Install ignition coil and plug wires. Connect ignition coil wiring connector.


  13. Non-Turbo equipped vehicles: Install power steering pump bracket (3) and reservoir ( 1) to cylinder head.


  14. Turbocharger equipped vehicles: (Refer to 11 - EXHAUST SYSTEM/TURBOCHARGER SYSTEM/LINES AND HOSES - INSTALLATION) (Turbocharger Lines and Hoses).
    • Install coolant return line (2).
    • Install coolant supply line (3).
    • Install oil supply line (1).
    • Install oil return tube (4).


    1 - UPPER/LOWER HEAT SHIELDS
    2 - TURBOCHARGER SUPPORT BRACKET
    3 - ELBOW
    4 - ELBOW SUPPORT BRACKET

  15. Turbocharger equipped vehicles:
    • Install elbow (3)
    • Install turbocharger support bracket (2).
    • Install elbow support bracket (4).
    • Install turbocharger heat shields (1).
  16. Install exhaust pipe to manifold. Tighten fasteners to 28 N·m (20 ft. lbs.)..
  17. Install accessory drive belts(Refer to 7 - COOLING/ACCESSORY DRIVE/DRIVE BELTS - INSTALLATION).


  18. Connect engine coolant temperature sensor connector.
  19. Connect upper radiator hose to coolant outlet (2). Connect heater hoses to thermostat housing.
  20. Install heater tube support bracket to cylinder head.


  21. Turbocharger equipped vehicles: Install lower intake manifold support bracket (3)(Lower Intake Manifold Support Bracket - 2.4L Turbo).


  22. Install fastener (3) attaching dipstick tube (1) to lower intake manifold(Dipstick Tube).


  23. Connect fuel supply line (1) quick-connect at the fuel rail assembly(Refer to 14 - FUEL SYSTEM/FUEL DELIVERY/QUICK CONNECT FITTING - STANDARD PROCEDURE).
  24. Install upper intake manifold(Refer to 9 - ENGINE/MANIFOLDS/INTAKE MANIFOLD - INSTALLATION).
  25. Remove radiator pressure cap (3) and fill the cooling system (refer to section 7).
  26. Connect negative cable to battery.


  27. Install clean air hose (1) and air cleaner housing (2).
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
thank you that will help me a lot, so I don't screw it up, Im going to the base hobby shop today or tomorrow, so I will bring my laptop with me and let you know if I run into anything. The guy at the dealership, said that because the head is aluminum and the gasket is still, that the heads warped, without taking it off! he said this and they won't cover it under warranty, because the bodyshop lost my radiator and put a new one in, but they found the original radiator and I showed them the radiator, which nothing was wrong with it, but i don't feel like fighting about it and can't afford it right now to pay the 2000 plus dollars they want to fix it.
Expert:  TIM replied 7 years ago.
GLAD THIS HELPED

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