I did this myself. Twice, since I managed to muck it up the first time! ;) I'm not sure what the going rate for labor is where you are, but this is a Very labor intensive project. You basically have to dismantle the entire top and front of the motor to put new head gaskets on. You have to remove the front (passenger side) motor mount, mount plate, timing belt cover, alternator bracket, A/C bracket, and more. Which means you'll replace almost every gasket between you and the head gaskets as well. Upper intake, lower intake, thermostat, etc... While you're at it the timing belt would be a good idea if you've got some miles on it. So it won't be cheap, which is why I did it myself. It will probably take a good mechanic 2 full 8 hour days. Longer if he's not familiar with that particular motor. The parts shouldn't amount to much more than $150. My 95 Voyager has 170k and it still runs great.
No, you should never have to trim a head gasket. If the holes do not match up, you have the wrong gasket.No, you should never have to trim a head gasket. If the holes do not match up, you have the wrong gasket.
You can purchase a repair manual at most Auto Parts stores that should have a diagram. Also look closely on the underside of the hood.
5w30 or 10w30
10w30,i prefer castrol
The 1997 Plymouth Voyager 3.0 liter engine coolant capacity is 5.5 gallons. The coolant should be at a minimum of 50 percent antifreeze.
The 1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager low pressure port can be found on the top of the air conditioner compressor. The low pressure port should be labeled as such.
Sometimes things on the inside of vehicles stop working. If the power outlet in a Plymouth voyager stops working, a person should change the accessory fuse in the fuse box.
According to my dealer, it should be changed at 150,000 km.
You should replace the head gasket. This repair is critical to the better performance of the vehicle, and to prevent future damage of the engine.
regular automatic transmission fluid
There should be a small valve at the bottom of the rad.
Should be on the top of the starter
A 3.8L v6 should bolt right in.
It should.It should.
This is a major repair that should only be attempted by a professional. This is not a DIY repair for a novice.
YES! Replace the head gasket or destroy the engine if you continue to drive it.
? why ? diagnose and repair is your best bet... everyone should have a manual for their vehicle, and the library should have a professional shop manual available in the REFERENCE section...make copies of the right sections...good luck :)
3000-5000 miles depending on driving situations
You should be able to get at the mounts from the inside of the rear fender
You need to look on your transmission there should be 2 of them I have A 96 PLYMOUTH VOYAGER 3.0 liter and it has 2 on the transmission on it just match up ur sensors not very hard. sorry best i can do.
If a plug is just stuck in the hole, it can be removed with the correct tool. You should use a spark plug wrench to remove it. Sometimes it just takes a little extra elbow grease.
Clicking inside the steering column on the 1998 Plymouth Voyager sounds like a steering pump problem. It could also be that the steering box needs to be replaced. This should be looked at by a reputable mechanic as soon as possible.
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should be right above the catalytic converter, on the exhaust manifold