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itz difficult if the eng. is still inside the vehicle, but not impossible. the easiest is to pay someone else to do it. and usually by the time you buy the special tools and replace the stuff that always seems to break youll probably have just as much in it as if you paid someone.

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Q: How do you replace a cracked head on a 1996 G30 Chevrolet van?
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