Trouble with Cylinder Head

Discussion in '3.0 Engine' started by peteryoungblood86, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. peteryoungblood86

    peteryoungblood86 New Member


    I'm attempting to remove the right cylinder head form my 2001 Ranger in order to repair a valve, but I am having a hell of a time getting the head free from the engine. I have removed the exhaust manifold and all the head bolts, but the head just won't budge. Any ideas or tips would be extremely appreciated.

    Last edited: Jul 9, 2012
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  3. Brinker88

    Brinker88 Black sheep o' the family

    Double and TRIPLE check you did not miss a bolt (I've done that) and the use a long heavy duty screw driver or pry bar to pry up on the exhaust manifold ports or use a brass hammer to knock it loose.
  4. OlYeller

    OlYeller love my truck

    do you have the factory shop manuals?

    I have them, and if you need, I can look over/take pics of that section for you. But it will be tomorrow before I can get to it..... what size engine do you have?
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2012
  5. OP

    peteryoungblood86 New Member

    I have looked and can find no more bolts. As far as I know, there are only eight bolts holding the cylinder head onto the block (besides the exhause manifold). Is this correct?

    I do not have the factory shop manuals, but I would greatly appreciate it if you could take a look or take pictures. I have a 3.0 V6.

  6. Brinker88

    Brinker88 Black sheep o' the family

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