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1997 Camry Valve Cover Gasket Replacement

What are the steps involved in replacing the valve cover gaskets on a 1997 Toyota Camry V6?

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  • davidmg0 Dec 15, 2008

    Thank you for the response. My gasket is leaking so I wanted to replace them and thought I'd do it myself. I did notice that the front cover was pretty straight forward, but the rear had a lot more stuff in the way. What are the steps involved with the removal of the rear cover? Is there anything else I should replace while I have the covers and intake removed?



  • Toyota Ed May 11, 2010

    Pulling the front valve cover off is quite easy. The rear cover, closest to the firewall is difficult. The best way to get the other cover off is to pull the intake plenum. Get back to me if you need more info.

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Removal of the plenum is pretty straight forward. You will need to replace the plenum gasket after you remove it; the gasket is not reusable. Personally, if I was going to take the trouble to remove the plenum, I would replace the plugs and wires back there, also.
I know, I have a 93 Camry V6, and it is a real pain to do the plugs and wires with the plenum on. There are no secrets or great tips on the plenum removal, just take your time. Remember that there are different size bolts, and where they go. Please get back to me if you need any more info...Hope this helps, and thanks for choosing FixYa to resolve your issue.
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  • Shaun Tucker Jan 20, 2012

    ToyotaEd, I've been figting with this rear valve cover for a while now. My question is how do you get the wiring out of the way so that the valve cover can come off.



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