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How to replace the valve cover gasket on a Ford Fusion 2013-2020.

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What you will need

Procedure

  1. Open the hood. Pull the hood release under the dashboard and unlock the hood latch. Next, pull the hood up and set the hood strut to hold the hood open. If you need help with this step, follow these procedures for opening the hood.

     

  2. Disconnect the camshaft position actuator connector located on the left of the oil cap. Pull the clip to unlock the connector then press and pull the connector to disconnect.The Camshaft Position Actuator of the Ford Fusion.

     

  3. Disconnect the front and middle connectors of the ECU (Engine Control Unit) by pulling them out.Disconnecting the two electrical connectors of the ECU.

     

  4. Disconnect the electrical connector behind the left side of the valve cover. Press on the clip and pull the connector out to disconnect.
  5. Disconnect the coil pack connectors by pressing the clip and pulling the connector out.

     

  6. Disconnect the connector for the camshaft position sensor by pressing the clip and pulling the connector.Disconnecting the electrical connector of the camshaft position sensor.

     

  7. Pull out the rubber cover and disconnect the connector on the middle of the coil pack. Press on the clip and pull the connector out to disconnect.Disconnecting the electrical connector on the middle of the coil pack.

     

  8. Locate the connector on the right side of the valve cover and disconnect it. Pull the clip below the connector and pull the connector out.Disconnecting the connector on the right side of the valve cover.

     

  9. Remove the four 8mm bolts on the ignition coil and pull the coils out. Use an 8mmmm socket to remove the bolts.Removing the four 8mm bolts on the coil pack.

     

    Pulling the ignition coils out from the vehicle.
  10. Remove the 10mm bolt on the knock sensor and pull the sensor out. The knock sensor is located on the lower right side of the valve cover.Removing the 10mm bolt on the knock sensor of the Ford Fusion.

     

    Pulling out the Knock Sensor of the Ford Fusion.
  11. Remove the two 10mm bolts on the bracket that holds the O2 sensor cables located on the left side of the valve cover.Removing the 10mm bolt on the bracket of the O2 sensor cables.

     

     

    Removing the 10mm bolt on the bracket of the O2 sensor cables.
  12. Loosen all the 8mm bolts around and on the middle of the valve cover using an 8mm socket. There's a total of fourteen 8mm bolts to be loosened.The location of the bolts on the edges of the valve cover.

    The arrows drawn indicate the locations of the 8mm bolt around the valve cover.

  13. Pull the oil dipstick out and set it aside.Pulling the dipstick out from the engine.

     

  14. Pull the connectors and cables away from the valve cover.
  15. Pull the valve cover out from the vehicle.Removing the Valve cover of the Ford Fusion.

     

  16. Pull out the four gaskets on the valve cover. Use a pick tool to pull the gasket.Pulling out the gasket of the valve cover.

     

     

    Pulling out the gasket of the valve cover.
  17. Clean the valve cover by wiping it. Use a cloth that can absorb oil.Removing the oil on the valve cover by wiping it.

     

  18. Line up the gaskets into the valve cover and press them in to set them into place.Installing the new gaskets of the valve cover.

     

    Installing the new gaskets of the valve cover.
  19. Add a little bit of gasket maker on the upper left and lower left edge of the valve cover.Adding gasket maker on the valve cover installation area

     

  20. Line up the valve cover back to the engine.Placing the valve cover back to the vehicle.

     

  21. Tighten all the fourteen 8mm bolts equally using an 8mm socket. Turn the bolts clockwise to tighten in a cross pattern.Tightening the 8mm bolts holding the valve cover.

     

    Tightening the 8mm bolts holding the valve cover.
  22. Line up the knock sensor back to the valve cover and reinstall the 10mm bolt.Reinstalling the knock sensor back to the vehicle.

     

  23. Line up the bracket that hold the O2 sensor cables and reinstall the two 10mm bolts.Reinstalling the bracket holding the O2 sensors cable.

     

  24. Reconnect the electrical connector on the middle of the coilsReconnecting the electrical connector on the middle of the Coil pack.

     

  25. Line up the coil pack back to the engine and press them to set them into place. Then reinstall the four 8mm bolts that hold the coil pack.Reinstalling the coil pack of the Ford Fusion.

     

  26. Reconnect the electrical connectors for the ignition coils.Reconnecting the electrical connector of the coil pack.

     

  27. Reconnect the electrical connector for the camshaft position sensor.Reconnecting the electrical connector of the camshaft position sensor.

     

  28. Reconnect the electrical connector for the camshaft position actuator.Reconnecting the electrical connector of the camshaft position actuator.

     

  29. Reconnect the two electrical connectors of the ECU (Engine Control Unit).

     

  30. Reinstall the dipstick back to the engine.Inserting the oil dipstick back to the engine.

     

Torque Specifications

Torque the valve cover bolts to 10Nm.