How do I remove the cylinder head?

Off bolts under valve cover, exast, intake and brackets. head no budge. ????

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It is possible to remove the head while the engine is in the car, but it`s going to be tight. This can be a difficult and even dangerous job.
Replacing the head gasket isn`t easy. It requires an above-average understanding of the engine and how the components fit together. Due to the deep placement of engines in today`s vehicles, the exhaust manifold, head and intake valves have to be removed to gain access to the head gasket.
Hammer an “easy out” or screw extractor into the hole you drilled. Then, turn the tool counterclockwise to remove the bolt. You may need to hold the head of the tool with a pipe wrench or locking pliers. Head removal and repair is a job best left to professionals.
The entire process of a cylinder head replacement takes five or six hours. A cylinder head replacement involves draining the coolant and oil, removing the engine intake and exhaust manifolds, removing the timing chain or belt (if the engine has one or more), and removing the cylinder head.
Head gasket replacement is not a job for the average do-it-yourselfer. While a head gasket expiring due to old age is rare, it usually means everything else is worn out to the point of replacement as well. Cracking the head off the engine and peering inside may reveal that everything else got fully cooked, too.
A gasket scraper is the proper tool to use for this purpose because it is designed to remove gaskets (unlike an ordinary putty knife, which is not). A gasket scraper has a sharp beveled edge so it can get under, lift and shear away old gaskets from metal surfaces.
A gasket scraper is the proper tool to use for this purpose because it is designed to remove gaskets (unlike an ordinary putty knife, which is not). A gasket scraper has a sharp beveled edge so it can get under, lift and shear away old gaskets from metal surfaces.
Replacing the gasket can take anything from six hours to a few days, depending on the severity of the failure. A blown head gasket is one of the biggest failures your car can suffer, and to fix it properly takes time.

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can i remove cylinder head without removing engine from the car
ANSWER : It is possible to remove the head while the engine is in the car, but it’s going to be tight. This can be a difficult and even dangerous job. Unless you feel very comfortable with this type of work, you will probably want to enlist the help of a professional for assistance.

Replaced a ruined cylinder head with a used cylinder head
ANSWER : From what you’ve described, it sounds like you have not put the camshafts in the correct positions. You need to use special tools to hold the camshafts in the correct position before tightening the cam gear. Once the first one is done, then you go to the other head and do the same thing. This should fix the problem you’re having. If you need some assistance with this, consider YourMechanic, as a certified technician can come to your home or office to service your vehicle.

I removed the left head and the shop found 2 cracks, should I go ahead and replace both heads or just the known bad one?
ANSWER : I would recommend removing the other head and inspecting it for cracks also. I would recommend having the head overhauled, and if needed, replacing it then. If you can get them cheap enough, I would suggest replacing both heads if possible.

Replacing the clutch master cylinder.
ANSWER : Hi there. The clutch pedal has to be in place first before installing the clutch master cylinder. You can install the clutch pedal after putting in the clutch master cylinder, but you will have to make room to put on the brackets, which will entitle you having to remove part of the dash. If you need further assistance with putting the clutch pedal on your vehicle, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you.

removing cylinder heads
ANSWER : Having the cylinder head ’deck’ surfaced is a best practice for mechanical service anytime they are removed. If this step is not completed, the possibility of gasket leakage and potential coolant exposure is increased. I’d bite the bullet and pay the extra $250 to have the work done; as it will end up costing you a lot more in repairs down the road.

Is it possible to remove Bracket bolts without removing caliper pins?
ANSWER : The complete bracket and caliper can be removed this way. I have seen this many times where the caliper retainer slide bolt seizes. The reason is no one lubed the slides and pins when they did the brakes in the past. This was avoidable if they lubed them on previous brake jobs. You can also purchase a new caliper with the bracket in most cases as an assembly. If you want to have a mechanic assist you with this, a certified technician from YourMechanic can come to your car’s location to inspect your suspension and help perform this task.

Car misfiring on cylinder three
ANSWER : Hello! We will be happy to assist. You have definitely been on the right path to finding the root of the misfire. However there are a few things left that I recommend checking. I suggest to check the spark at the spark plugs at each cylinder. There may be an issue with the coil pack causing the misfire. Also check the PCV valve because that is a known cause of a misfires on your particular vehicle. I suspect that the PCV valve and hose may be leaking and causing the misfire.

You may have the engine model which has the PCV valve located above the transmission next to the exhaust header. This engine model’s PCV valve is routinely looked over because most are unaware that there are two PCV valve systems and the first one is easily visible from the top. I also recommend checking the resistance and voltages at the coil packs with a multimeter. I have a friend whom worked as a technician at a Ford dealership once tell me of a problem with your generation of Focus in which the wiring to the coil packs were made too tight and the tension broke the wires overtime.

I would always recommend having a qualified mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, assist you in diagnosing your engine misfire and assisting you in repairs.

Ignition lock cylinder removal and some little gear came with it, now the new one won’t go in
ANSWER : Hi there. Without being there to show you how to correctly remove and install a new ignition lock cylinder, or have one of our professional mechanics complete this for you, the best advice we can offer is to read this article on how this should be completed, or to purchase a service and repair manual for your Ford Bronco that will provide you with instructions on how to resolve this problem.