Chevy Malibu, Oldsmobile Alero and Cutlass, Pontiac Grand Am Repair Manual 1997-2003

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Chevy Malibu, Olds Alero, Cutlass, Pontiac Grand Am Repair Manual 1997-2003
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1997-2003 Malibu, Alero, Cutlass, and Grand Am DIY repair and service manual by Haynes, covers:

  • Chevy Malibu, 1997-2003
  • Oldsmobile Alero, 1999-2003
  • Oldsmobile Cutlass, 1997-2000
  • Pontiac Grand Am, 1999-2003
Complete maintenance, service and repair information for the do-it-yourself mechanic. Includes detailed, easy-to-understand text how-to instructions, accompanied by hundreds of close-up photos and illustrations.


Book Excerpt: 1997-2003 Chevy Malibu, Oldsmobile Alero and Cutlass, Pontiac Grand Am Repair Manual

2.2L FOUR-CYLINDER ENGINE

CYLINDER HEAD | REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION

CAUTION: The engine must be completely cool when the head is removed. Failure to allow the engine to cool off could result in head warpage.

REMOVAL

  1. Disconnect the cable from the negative battery terminal (see Chapter 5).
  2. Wait until the engine is completely cool, and then drain the cooling system (see Chapter 1).
  3. Remove the drivebelt (see Chapter 1) and the drivebelt tensioner.
  4. Remove the exhaust manifold (see Section 6).
  5. Remove the intake manifold (see Section 5).
  6. Remove the timing chain (see Section 8).
  7. Label and disconnect the electrical connectors form the cylinder head that will interfere with removal. Use tape and mark each connector to insure correct reassembly.
  8. Remove the cylinder head bolts and discard them, following the reverse of the tightening sequence (see illustration 12.16). Loosen the bolts in sequence 1/4-turn at a time. If the head is to be completely overhauled, refer to Section 11 for removal of the camshafts, rocker arms and hydraulic lash adjusters.
  9. Use a prybar at the corners of the head-to-block mating surface to break the gasket seal. Do not pry between the cylinder head and engine block in the gasket sealing area.
  10. Lift the cylinder head off the engine. If resistance is felt, place a wood block against the end and strike the wood block with a hammer. Store the cylinder head on wood blocks to prevent damage to the gasket sealing surfaces.
  11. Remove the old cylinder head gasket. Before removing, note the correct orientation of the gasket for correct installation.

SUSPENSION AND STEERING SYSTEMS
STABILIZER BAR AND BUSHINGS (FRONT) | REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION

REMOVAL (Refer to illustrations 6.3, 6.4, 6.5 and 6.6)

  1. Loosen the lug nuts on both front wheels, raise the front of the vehicle and support it securely on jackstands. Apply the parking brake and block the rear wheels to keep the vehicle from rolling off the jackstands. Remove the front wheels.
  2. Detach the tie-rod ends from the steering knuckles (see Section 16).
  3. Remove the nuts from the upper ends of the link bolts that connect the stabilizer bar to the control arms (see illustration). Note the order in which the bushings, spacers and washers are installed on the links; they must be installed in exactly the same order in which they are removed.
  4. Remove the stabilizer bar bushing clamp bolts and bushing clamps from the upper side of the subframe (see illustration).
  5. Unbolt the rear engine mount bracket from the subframe (see illustration).
  6. Support the rear of the subframe with a jack, and then remove the rear subframe retaining bolts (see illustration). Loosen the subframe front mounting bolts, and then lower the subframe about three inches.
  7. Remove the stabilizer bar and bushings through the wheel well.

Subject: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003. Chevy Malibu, Oldsmobile Alero, Cutlass, Pontiac Grand Am service, maintenance, repair. ISBN-10: 1563925370 | ISBN-13: 9781563925375 | Haynes 38026

Specifications
  • Publisher: Haynes Manuals
  • Pages: 336 - Hundreds of b&w photos and illustrations
  • Binding: Paperback - 8.25 x 10.75 inches
  • ISBN: 978-1-56392-537-5
  • Years: 1997 - 2003
Table of Contents
TABLE of CONTENTS: Introductory pages
About this manual | Introduction to the Chevrolet Malibu, Olds Alero and Cutlass, and Pontiac Grand Am | Vehicle identification numbers | Buying parts | Maintenance techniques, tools and working facilities | Jacking and towing | Booster battery (jump) starting | Automotive chemicals and lubricants | Conversion factors | Fraction/decimal/millimeter equivalents | Safety first! | Troubleshooting
  • Tune-up and routine maintenance
  • 2.2L four-cylinder engine
  • 2.4L four-cylinder engine
  • V6 engines
  • General engine overhaul procedures
  • Cooling heating and air conditioning systems
  • Fuel and exhaust systems
  • Engine electrical systems
  • Emissions and engine control systems
  • Manual transaxle
  • Automatic transaxle
  • Clutch and driveaxles
  • Brakes
  • Suspension and steering systems
  • Body
  • Chassis electrical system
  • Wiring diagrams
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