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How to Replace Engine Cover 05-09 Chevy Equinox

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How to Replace Engine Cover 05-09 Chevy Equinox

Created on: 2021-01-16

How to remove or replace a damaged, scratched, or broken engine cover on 2008 Chevy Equinox.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Engine Cover
    • Remove the oil fill cap
    • Turn the bottom portion of the fill tube counter clockwise
    • Disconnect the EGR valve wiring harness
    • Lift the engine cover up and off
  2. step 2 :Installing the Engine Cover
    • Insert the engine cover onto the pegs on the engine
    • Connect the EGR valve wiring harness
    • Reinstall the oil fill tube
    • Reinstall the oil cap

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In this video, we're going to be working with our 2008 Chevy Equinox. We're going to show you how to remove and replace your vehicle's engine cover, which will allow you access to things on top of the motor, and allow easier access to things like the spark plug, map sensor, ignition coil, the throttle body, and a wide variety of other components under the cover.

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Here are the items you will need for this repair: straight pick, gloves

Remove the oil fill cap. Grab the bottom portion of the fill tube here, turn that counterclockwise as well. Move that. The connector on top of your EGR valve is also going to be in the way, if removing your engine cover. This is a little plastic tab in here. Now, these are really prone to breaking, so I like to push down on that tab with a pick and just remove the safety from the connector completely, so we don't risk breaking it and having it be less secure when we reinstall. Push down on the tab, and remove the electrical connector from your EGR. Simply pop up, and remove your engine cover.

Removing the engine cover gives you access to a variety of sensors such as this purge solenoid for your EVAP emissions, your map sensor, ignition coil, fuel lines, as well as a variety of other components throughout the engine.

Reinstall the engine cover. These bushings sit on top of these two pegs here. Snap both of those into place. Reinstall the oil fill tube, as well as the cap. Reconnect the electrical connector for the EGR, and again, I remove these safety clips. Pop that back in if you did the same thing.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Pick

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Gloves

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