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Old 03-23-2013, 05:30 PM   #1
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Valve cover gasket removal

Trying to get this valve cover off, any advice on taken this plastic

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housing off the rear of it? Thanks for any feedback!

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Old 03-23-2013, 07:23 PM   #2
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I just cut the loop piece that attaches to the wire harness & zip tied it back on the reinstall. It'll unscrew once you cut it. The bolt closest to the firewall was my biggest PITA.

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Old 03-23-2013, 08:08 PM   #3
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Thanks for the quick reply, I'm not seeing that loop thing to cut. This wiring harness seems to be attached to the cover.
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Old 03-23-2013, 08:19 PM   #4
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If I understand this correctly... you are trying to disconnect the small-diameter rubber hose link to the rear CCV elbow fitting on top of the valve cover.
it should slide straight out of the fitting but is probably froze in place. Grasp the CCV elbow firmly with one hand. Twist the rubber hose with the other hand or carefully with pliers until you un-freeze it.... then just work it off.
If that doesn't work disconnect it where it is attached near the wheel well.
Be extra careful not to break the CCV elbow fittings.
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Old 03-23-2013, 08:32 PM   #5
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Nah it's the plastic wiring harness attached to the valve cover near the firewall. I was able to get the very rear bolt out.
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Old 03-23-2013, 08:34 PM   #6
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Every bolt came off except the 2 under this housing, please help!
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Old 03-23-2013, 08:51 PM   #7
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oh..... mine doesn't have that plastic piece you pictured. Probably a newer TJ then, hopefully someone will chime in.
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Old 03-23-2013, 08:55 PM   #8
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Thanks man, I hope so too! some how this harness has to come off the valve cover before I can reach the other 2 bolts
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Old 03-23-2013, 08:56 PM   #9
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It's a 2005 sport 4.0
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Old 03-23-2013, 08:58 PM   #10
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If your talking about the last pic it looks like the loop has already been removed. That black piece should unscrew.
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:03 PM   #11
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In the last pic you can see one of the last 2 bolts I can't get too, due to the plastic housing on top of it. If I could somehow take the harness off I could get the bolts off valve cover.
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:46 AM   #12
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Old 03-24-2013, 05:51 PM   #13
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Job finished, how can I close out this thread?
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Old 03-25-2013, 12:43 PM   #14
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Reply with whatever you figured out so the next person will know and then just let it roll off down the page.
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Old 03-25-2013, 01:01 PM   #15
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Just had to pry the plastic housing off with a crowbar, not too hard at all. Then the valve cover wiggled right out
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:21 PM   #16
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I've got everything disconnected but I can't get enough clearance to get the valve cover out. It's not allowing me to push it back far enough to clear the top of the valve cover to lift it out.
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:24 PM   #17
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I've got everything disconnected but I can't get enough clearance to get the valve cover out. It's not allowing me to push it back far enough to clear the top of the valve cover to lift it out.
If you're having problems with the plastic bridge piece, check out post #16 in this thread.

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