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  1. 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Blend Door Alignment issue

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    Don't even get me started on those blend doors. Mine broke (and rebroke) so many times I have removed the passenger side actuator completely, and now i duct tape that gear to full heat in winter and full cold in summer. The problem as mentioned above is multifaceted. First, those inner gears...
  2. Removing valve cover

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    It runs! Quietly! Putting it together was a pain but not nearly as hard as taking it apart. I will say the upper intake isn't held in by quite as many bolts and the engine wiring is a few zip ties short but for the most part I could care less. It runs again! Next project: spark plugs on the...
  3. Removing valve cover

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    As predicted, I have been unable to reinsert that one 15mm bolt about halfway down the trans filler tube. I've been trying for an hour and give up for tonight. Basically I've got to stick my arm way down the firewall and even then the bolt is at my fingertips barely reaching the hole. I keep...
  4. Removing valve cover

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    Ok here's an update and a tip. In order to find my loose rocker I had to remove the spark plugs and (with 27mm socket) crank the engine by hand. That was pretty cool to see what the valvetrain does. At any given time most of the rockers are pinned down somewhat so it took some rotating and...
  5. Removing valve cover

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  6. Removing valve cover

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    Unfortunately everything seems fine... No rocker is loose to the touch and I can't see obvious damage not that I really know what to look for. Does the camshaft have to be rotated a certain way in order to check for loose rockers? Also, there are a ton of flat spots on the end of both cams...
  7. Removing valve cover

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    SUCCESS!!! Wow that was over 10 hours of work spanning more than a month. That last bolt was a pain. You can see it from below but not access it. Conversely you can access it (barely) from above but not see it. 15mm I used a ratchet box wrench
  8. Removing valve cover

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    Wk2driver - thanks for the diagrams!!! I went back to it before seeing your post today, and realized I also needed to loosen the plenum bracket that was more or less under the throttle-body. Another hard to access 13mm bolt. Basically, I've found the valve cover can't lift straight up: it...
  9. Removing valve cover

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    Wtf this cover isn't coming off, something near the firewall is blocking it.
  10. Removing valve cover

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    Update with pics. Sidenote: none of the youtube videos showing rocker arm replacement depict just how difficult it is to access the valvetrain, with many hard to reach areas where things need to be disassembled. This came out fine thankfully but the bolts don't seem to come all the way out so...
  11. Removing valve cover

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    This tool was my last hope for that clamp aside from a Dremel
  12. Removing valve cover

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    This is going very slowly. Success: got the hose off the pcv valve despite the clamp release facing firewall! Used a cable driven pliers. Failure: could only remove upper t25 bolts from the pcv valve. The lower is blocked it by a wire harness. I cut the zip ties holding the harness to the...
  13. Removing valve cover

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    I realize this thread is more of a journal then a discussion but it is helping me keep my head straight. I'm going to keep at this engine... Right now my problem is the hose clamp for the pcv valve (which needs to be removed because the hose is blocking the t25 bolts holding that part in)...
  14. Removing valve cover

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    Right so now I understand the piece that needs to come off is the PCV valve and wow is it tight back there. This video does a great job of showing the part removal. At 135k I should be putting a new one on if I manage to get this out. Related matter: do the spark plugs need to come out...
  15. Blaster on a valvetrain cover bolt

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    One of the bolts on my valve-train cover is rotting away. Any reason I shouldn't use a PB Blaster soak on it? Thanks.
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