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Old 12-27-2009, 06:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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2.5 dohc I'm getting close to the heads and just read a thread about not being able to remove the head bolts with out removing cams. Is this true. Can't find anything in here.
I don't want to go further if I have to remove engine. I'll put it back together and take it to a shop.
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Yes, on the 2.5DOHC, one must remove the cams in order to access the head bolts. It's pretty tight, but can be done without removing the engine.

Once the timing belt assembly and inner timing belt covers are removed, removing the camshafts is easy. Removing/installing the heads is where it gets tricky due to lack of space.


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Once the timing belt assembly and inner timing belt covers AND THE VALVE COVERS are removed, removing the camshafts is easy.
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Thanks,

I'll keep going then. Fun car to work on.

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Pulling the engine is really a very simple process if you decide to go that route. Much easier to work on when the engine is removed.
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Pulling the engine is really a very simple process if you decide to go that route. Much easier to work on when the engine is removed.
Much much easier to work on.

Pulling the engine is quick and easy. Only takes a couple hours.

I took mine out when I did my heads. It made it a ton easier to work on.
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I'm not in a hurry since I have my dad's giant 85 Lincoln to drive. I have a engine hoist at work I can use. Better look for the engine removal thread.
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Ok, I have just about everything ready to pull the motor, but I have 2 questions.
What do you do with the air conditioning?
Do I need ST (special tools) for removing the timing belt (dohc)? Not much in here about that.

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For the air, just unbolt the compressor and tie it out of the way on the drivers side. I used a piece of wire to tie mine up. No special tools needed for thte timing belt. Good luck.
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ARGH,

Whats the secrect to get torque converter bolts out? They have a small head on them and I can't break them loose. I don't want to ruin them. Looks like I might have to remove the intake first.

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I got it. Just needed a bigger wrench. It's nice to know I can whine alittle and move on.

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