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How to replace valve cover gasket in 1998 dodge grand caravan 3.

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How to replace valve cover gasket in 1998 dodge grand caravan 3.0 L engine
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Customer: replied 6 years ago.

The front


  1. Disconnect negative cable from battery.
  2. Remove air inlet resonator when removing left head cover.
  3. When Removing left cylinder head cover, remove dipstick tube.
  4. When removing right cylinder head cover remove wiper unit.
  5. When removing right cylinder head cover, remove accessory drive belt.
  6. When removing right cylinder head cover, disconnect generator wiring and remove generator.
  7. Relocate spark plug wires.
  8. Remove vacuum connections.

  1. Remove rocker cover screws and remove cover.


  1. Clean cylinder head and cover mating surfaces. Install new gasket.
  2. See image and apply sealant such as Mopar (R) Silicone Rubber Adhesive Sealant to cover ends.
  3. Install cover and tighten cover bolt washer and gasket assembly to 10 Nm (88 inch lbs.) .
  4. Reverse removal procedures for installation.
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