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Headgasket in a 2003 Chevy cavalier with the 2.2L JA:

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Blown headgasket in a 2003 Chevy cavalier with the 2.2L
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Customer: Blown headgasket in a 2003 Chevy cavalier with the 2.2L
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.
HI,Ok, this is a fairly big job at 9.8 hours labor for an experienced tech. The alternator, power steering pump, compressor all come off to remove the timing cover. Then the intake manifold, exhaust manifold and downpipe come off, then remove the valve cover, then the timing chain comes off, then finally remove the cylinder head.It does require several speciality tools as well
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What specialty tools are required?
Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.
HI,Off the top of my head - torque wrench, torque angle meter, timing chain tensioner compression setting tool, inverted torx sockets, harmonic balancer holder, and most likely will need a torch to heat the exhaust manifold bolts to remove them
Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.
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