car repairs


Question by  betzabe (30)

How do I change the head bolt on a Chevy Camaro?


Answer by  crudsturbo (47)

First you must remove the valve covers and then the head bolts. Sometimes it is necessary to remove the rocker arms to get to some bolts.


Answer by  Allstar (2071)

Use a socket, extension and ratchet to remove the old one. Be Careful Not To Strip The Threads! There is thread locker on the bolt so use steady torque. Once you have it out, apply blue thread locker to the threads of the new bolt and torque to spec.


Answer by  JaberJaw1978 (26)

To change a head bolt all you need to do is remove and replace the bolt. But I recommend if you broke a bolt to replace all of them as a set. If you remove them and do not lift the head you will not need a new head gasket


Answer by  6ixk (1156)

Use a torque wrench, unbolt it, and check it for wear. This is where everyone goes wrong, Replacing it and making sure it doesn't cross thread. Clean it and finger tighten it. Use the torque wrench to to tighten it to specifics. RTV Sealant is going to be your friend on replacing any bolts.


Answer by  ryan001 (6)

I assume it is broken just flush with the head. Get a 1/2 nut set it on the head over the stud then weld the inside of the nut to the stud. let it cool and then unscrew


Answer by  delsol (30)

Remove the valve cover from the motor and remove the lifters and springs. next locate which head bolt is broken and replace the bolt. Put it all back together and your done.


Answer by  Amber40 (24961)

Well if you just need to replace one head bolt simply remove it and install the new one. The threads may need to be tapped to clean out any old thread sealant used previously. Once the bolt is installed it should be torqued following factory procedure to it final spec.


Answer by  laura27 (1216)

If all of them are broke then you would have to replace new ones for them all. Take valve cover from the motor and the lifters springs off. Repair the broken bolts and put everything back together again. retorque to the correct spec.


Answer by  Amber40 (24961)

Well you should be able to remove the valve cover and then the actual bolt. Just be sure to re-torque it to the correct spec.


Answer by  Atil (130)

If you would like to change the head bolt on a Chevrolet Camaro, you first make sure the engine is cold. You take a wrench, and unscrew the bolt.


Answer by  Steven (309)

Depending on the year, your going to have to take the engine cover off in order to replace the bolt, but it is simple from there.

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