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How do you replace the head gasket located on a 1996 Nissan Sentra?

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2015-07-15 21:28:45
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If you have to ask that question you shouldn't do it yourself as removing a cylinder head is not for the inexperienced. if you do decide to do it yourself make sure you have all the proper tools, and a repair manual, you'll need a full range of metric tools including a torque wrench. follow the manual for the rest of the instructions.

Replacing the head gasket on any vehicle is a long and complicated process, however if you wish to see basic step-by-step instructions go to the related question on the right side of the page "How do you replace a head gasket?"

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