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Q: can i remove cylinder head without removing engine from the car

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full size chevy van with 350 has bad head gasket or cracked head. Can i remove head while engine is in the car?
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: It is possible to remove the head while the...

It is possible to remove the head while the engine is in the car, but it’s going to be tight. This can be a difficult and even dangerous job. Unless you feel very comfortable with this type of work, you will probably want to enlist the help of a professional for assistance.

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