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Chevrolet Equinox Service Manual: Replacing Engine Gaskets

Chevrolet Equinox Service Manual / Powertrain / Engine / Replacing Engine Gaskets

Special Tools

EN-28410Gasket Remover

For equivalent regional tools, refer toSpecial Tools.

Gasket Reuse and Applying SealantsDo not reuse any gasket unless specified.Gaskets that can be reused will be identified in the serviceprocedure.Do not apply sealant to any gasket or sealing surface unlesscalled out in the service information.Separating ComponentsUse a rubber mallet to separate components.Bump the part sideways to loosen the components.Bumping should be done at bends or reinforced areas toprevent distortion of parts.Cleaning Gasket SurfacesRemove all gasket and sealing material from the part usingtheEN-28410removeror equivalent.Care must be used to avoid gouging or scraping the sealingsurfaces.Do not use any other method or technique to remove sealant orgasket material from a part.Do not use abrasive pads, sand paper, or power tools to cleanthe gasket surfaces.These methods of cleaning can cause damage to the componentsealing surfaces.Abrasive pads also produce a fine grit that the oil filtercannot remove from the oil.This grit is abrasive and has been known to cause internalengine damage.Assembling ComponentsWhen assembling components, use only the sealant specified orequivalent in the service procedure.Sealing surfaces should be clean and free of debris oroil.Specific components such as crankshaft oil seals or valvestem oil seals may require lubrication during assembly.Components requiring lubrication will be identified in theservice procedure.When applying sealant to a component, apply the amountspecified in the service procedure.Do not allow the sealant to enter into any blind threadedholes, as it may prevent the bolt from clamping properly or causecomponent damage when tightened.Tighten bolts to specifications. Do not overtighten.
Engine Front Cover Cleaning and Inspection Engine Block Cylinder Block Cyl Block Front Cover
Special ToolsEN 28410Gasket RemoverFor equivalent regional tools, refer toSpecial Tools.Cleaning ProcedureRemove any RTV sealant-(1) from the engine frontcover usingEN 28410remover.Clean out debris fr ...

Engine Front Cover Assemble Engine Block Cylinder Block Cyl Block Front Cover
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Crankshaft Rear Oil Seal and Housing Replacement Engine Block Seals and Gaskets
Removal ProcedureRemove the automatic transmission flex plate. Refer toAutomatic Transmission Flex Plate Replacement.Remove the oil pan. Refer toOil Pan Replacement.Remove the crankshaft rear oil seal and housing. Refer toCrankshaft Rear Oil Seal and Housing Removal.Installation ProcedureInstall the ...

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