How to replace valve seals

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by mr_mahoney, Oct 2, 2003.

  1. mr_mahoney

    mr_mahoney Guest

    What is the easiest way to replace valve seals in a 1997 Saturn SL1
    1.9 ?
    Can it be done without removing the head? Toyotas fill the cylinder
    with rope to keep the valve from dropping, some compress with air?
    What's the easiest method? Anyone done it yet?
    mr_mahoney, Oct 2, 2003
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  2. mr_mahoney

    Kirk Kohnen Guest

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "mr_mahoney" <>
    Sent: Wednesday, October 01, 2003 7:52 PM
    Subject: How to replace valve seals

    Yes. Saturn has a special tool to keep tension on the timing chain while you
    remove the cam. If you release tension on the timing chain, the tensioner
    will ratchet in and you WILL be taking things apart.
    Saturn uses the air compression method.
    Paying a Saturn trained mechanic to do it - that's what I did.
    Kirk Kohnen, Oct 3, 2003
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