Cylinder Head RemovalNOTE:
- Use fender covers to avoid damaging painted surfaces.
- To avoid damage, unplug the wiring connectors carefully while holding the connector portion.
- To avoid damaging the cylinder head, wait until the engine coolant temperature drops below 38 °C (100 °F) before loosening the cylinder head bolts.
- Mark all wiring and hoses to avoid misconnection. Also, be sure that they do not contact other wiring or hoses, or interfere with other parts.
|1.||Make sure you have the anti-theft code for the radio or the navigation system, then write down the customer's audio presets.|
|2.||Relieve the fuel pressure.|
|3.||Disconnect the negative cable from the battery.|
|4.||Drain the engine coolant.|
|5.||Remove the drive belt.|
|6.||Remove the intake manifold.|
|7.||Remove the harness clamps (A), and remove the positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) hose from the clamp (B).|
|8.||Remove the air cleaner housing bracket (A), then remove the harness holder (B) from the cylinder head.|
|9.||Remove the upper radiator hose (A) and heater hose (B) (M/T).|
|10.||Remove the upper radiator hose (A), heater hose (B), and water bypass hose (C) (A/T).|
|11.||Remove the engine wire harness connectors and wire harness clamps from the cylinder head.|
|12.||Remove the four ignition coils.|
|13.||Remove the three way catalytic converter (TWC).|
|14.||Remove the thermostat housing.|
|15.||Remove the cam chain.|
|16.||Remove the cylinder head bolts. To prevent warpage, unscrew the bolts, in sequence, 1/3 of a turn at a time; repeat the sequence until all bolts are loosened.|
|17.||Remove the cylinder head.|