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Old 04-26-2012, 05:21 PM
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pulling the vavle covers

I figured this would get more views here since so many here have pulled them to replace/upgrade injectors.

I think my harness under the valve cover has come loose. I bought the wedges and a new harness (just incase) and plan to get in there this weekend to take a look. Any tips or tricks on pulling the valve covers? right now it looks like the passenger side is the bank that is out.

Fingers crossed that it is just a loose connector! cant afford to be without my truck for long!
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Old 04-26-2012, 06:24 PM
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The driver side is pretty easy the pass side is a little more fun but still not too bad.
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Old 04-28-2012, 03:23 AM
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Its not too bad. You may find that some of the bolts are easier to get to from under the wheel well.
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Hit all the bolts with pb blaster before hand. Then buy a universal joint for your socket, helps with the tight spots in the back by the firewall.

For the passenger side there are a couple wires and hoses running over it that kinda get in the way but I left them there when I pulled mine, just be sure everything is really clean so you don't knock dirt into your engine.

The oil dipstick screws into the passenger side cover and I removed it so I could slide the valve cover out easier.

If I remember right one of the intercooler tubes also goes over the pass side. Loosen both ends all the way and kinda twist and pull it off because it will be in the way.

Let us know if you have any more questions

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I pulled it and replaced the harness and that did not fixmy problem. Pulling the valve cover was not as hard as i thought it would be. I pulled it from the top and the universal joint was a life saver. Could not have done without it thanks for input guys.
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Old 04-30-2012, 03:49 AM
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I pulled it and replaced the harness and that did not fixmy problem. Pulling the valve cover was not as hard as i thought it would be. I pulled it from the top and the universal joint was a life saver. Could not have done without it thanks for input guys.
what is the problem you are having? I would try to get a good scanner on it if its running rough, etc. Prevents throwing parts at the truck if you kinda know whats going on.
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:13 AM
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what is the problem you are having?
I am going to pull my chip and see what happens. then maybe swap injector 3 and 5 and see if the problem follows.

p01316, rough running and cant drive
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