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Help replacing valve cover gaskets

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i have a 1995 626 V6 and been having some issues with starting/running for a while. i just replaced the spark plugs/plug wires and realized my valve cover gasket is worse then i thought it was. i called a shop and they want to charge me $400+ to replace both of them so i am thinking about doing it myself. i'm not to sure about doing to the back one with very limited mechanical knowledge, any advice on where i can find step by step directions/instructions/videos? i have the hayne's but it isn't showing me what i need to make confident enough to do it. any advice or help would be greatly appreciated.

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I've split your post into a separate topic to prevent a topic hijack. If you have a question that is unrelated to the topic at hand please create a new topic so others can better help you.

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the only way I know how is to remove the upper intake manifold..when you do this you should be replacing the intake gaskets @ the same time so you dont have any intake leaks when you are done..

Dan

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There's a very long thread here on how to replace both front and rear VCG's:

http://www.mazda626.net/topic/12906-valve-cover-gaskets-vcgs/

My advice is to do the front one first, because it's relatively easy, and will give you confidence.

The rear one isn't especially hard, but it will take a long time, and you have to remember where everything goes.

I have done it twice now. So read right through that long thread, do the front one, then ask any questions here.

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