2000-01 VALVE COVERS 5.4L V8 – VIN L

Removal (Expedition, Navigator & Pickup – Left)
1. Disconnect negative battery cable(s). Remove air cleaner. Unbolt power steering reservoir bracket, and
position reservoir and bracket assembly aside.
2. Disconnect PCV hose from valve cover. Disconnect control cables from throttle body. Unbolt throttle
body control cable bracket, and position aside. Remove EGR manifold tube. Disconnect necessary
harness connectors. Remove valve cover retaining bolts. Remove valve cover and gasket.
Removal (Expedition, Navigator & Pickup – Right)
1. Disconnect negative battery cable(s). Remove air cleaner. Disconnect PCV valve hose from valve cover.
Remove throttle body splash shield. Remove junction block splash shield.
2. Remove junction block cables from starter relay. Unclip mega fuses from junction block bracket.
Disconnect necessary harness connectors. Remove junction block bracket. Remove heater hoses.
Disconnect emissions vacuum control connections. Disconnect crankshaft position sensor electrical
connection. Remove valve cover and gasket. Valve cover bolts are part of valve cover and should not be
removed.

Removal (Van)
Disconnect negative battery cable(s). Remove engine cover. If removing left valve cover, remove air cleaner
and outlet tube. Remove EGR manifold tube. If removing right valve cover, remove oil filler tube. If removing
either valve cover, remove PCV tube from valve cover. Disconnect necessary harness connectors. Remove
valve cover and gasket. Valve cover bolts are part of valve cover and should not be removed.

Installation (All Models)
1. Clean sealing surfaces on valve cover and cylinder head. Using gasket adhesive, glue valve cover gasket
to valve cover. Apply a bead of silicone gasket adhesive to seam where cylinder head and front cover
meet.
2. Install valve cover, and tighten retaining bolts in sequence. See Fig. 6 . To complete installation, reverse
removal procedure. Tighten bolts to specification. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS .
3. When installing fuel lines, fit NEW fuel resistant “O” rings (Brown) on fuel lines. Lightly coat “O” rings
with clean engine oil before installing. Clean fittings, and replace garter spring (if necessary).

01. July 2018 by sam
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