valve covers

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valve covers

Postby john » Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:03 pm

I am trying to remove the drivers side valve cover and the electrical connectors on the firewall makes this difficult if not impossible . How do I disconnect these connecters without damaging them? The top one will move but will not release.
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Re: valve covers

Postby 58limited » Tue Jan 27, 2009 8:30 am

I just looked in my shop manual and it doesn't say that the wiring has to be removed. I've never had to do this to my car, so I can't offer much help. Hopefully someone else will have experience with this and post.
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Re: valve covers

Postby Smartin » Tue Jan 27, 2009 7:31 pm

Can you "roll" the valve cover one way or another to get it to slide under the wire harness connector?
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Re: valve covers

Postby groundhog180 » Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:59 pm

I see this post is a couple weeks old,but it is possible to play around and get the valve cover off without removing the electrical connectors. I had more of an issue with the power steering pump being in the way.

The connectors do come off by gently wiggling them.It's not easy though. A bit of WD-40 will help and won't hurt the wiring or plastic. Something like contact cleaner is hard on plastic.......Lee
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Re: valve covers

Postby bhclark » Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:34 pm

I found it easiest to remove the carb and intake manifold, then I still had to loosen and pull the power steering pump out of the way.

Pain in the ass, if you ask me.....
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