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Chevrolet Equinox Service Manual: Camshaft Cover Cleaning and Inspection Valvetrain Camshaft

Chevrolet Equinox Service Manual / Powertrain / Engine / Camshaft Cover Cleaning and Inspection Valvetrain Camshaft

Cleaning ProcedureClean the camshaft covers in solvent.

Warning:Refer toSafety Glasses Warning.

Dry the camshaft covers with compressed air.Inspection ProcedureInspect each camshaft cover for the dents or damage to the exterior. A dented or damagedcamshaft cover may:Leak engine oilAffect crankcase ventilationInterfere with the camshaftsInterfere with the ignition coil sealingAllow water or condensation to enter the engine

Camshaft Cover Cleaning and Inspection Valvetrain Camshaft

Inspect the exterior of the left camshaft cover for the following conditions:Damage to the camshaft cover bolt holes-(1)Damage to the oil fill hole-(2)Damage to the mounting holes-(3) for the ignition coil assembly and fuel injectorsight shield ballstud.Damage to the positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) hose connector-(4)—A damaged PCVhose connector is replaceable.

Camshaft Cover Cleaning and Inspection Valvetrain Camshaft

Inspect the interior of the left camshaft cover for the following conditions:Gouges or damage to the camshaft cover sealing groove-(1)Damaged, loose or missing baffle fasteners-(2)Damaged, loose or missing baffle-(3)Gouges or damage to the spark plug shield seal bore-(4)Restrictions to the ventilation system-(5)

Camshaft Cover Cleaning and Inspection Valvetrain Camshaft

Inspect the exterior of the right camshaft cover for the following conditions:Damage to the PCV orifice-(1)—A damaged PCV orifice can be replaced. Refer to PCVOrifice Replacement.Damage to the mounting holes-(2) for the ignition coil assemblyDamage to the camshaft cover bolt holes-(3)

Camshaft Cover Cleaning and Inspection Valvetrain Camshaft

Inspect the interior of the right camshaft cover for the following conditions:Restrictions to the ventilation system-(1)Gouges or damage to the spark plug shield seal bore-(2)Gouges or damage to the camshaft cover sealing groove-(3)Repair or replace the camshaft cover or covers as necessary.PCV Orifice Replacement

Camshaft Cover Cleaning and Inspection Valvetrain Camshaft

Note:If the PCV orifice is damaged or plugged and cannot be cleaned out, the PCV orificecan be replaced.

Remove the old PCV orifice by gripping the neck of the orifice with pliers and twistingand pulling out of the right camshaft cover.

Camshaft Cover Cleaning and Inspection Valvetrain Camshaft

Apply sealant to the NEW PCV orifice-(1). Refer toAdhesives, Fluids, Lubricants, and Sealersfor recommended sealant.

Camshaft Cover Cleaning and Inspection Valvetrain Camshaft

Install the NEW PCV orifice into the right camshaft cover. After insertion, twistthe PCV orifice in order to eliminate any vertical leak paths in the sealant.PCV Fitting Replacement

Camshaft Cover Cleaning and Inspection Valvetrain Camshaft

Note:If the PCV fitting is damaged or plugged and cannot be cleaned out, the PCV fittingcan be replaced.

Remove the old PCV fitting.Install the new PCV fitting with a NEW O-ring.
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