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Unread 07-16-2009, 12:29 PM   #1
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Valve Cover/ Coil Rail Electrical Connection

Another dreaded 4.0L valve cover question.
How in the hell do you get the connector for the coil rail off the back of the valve cover without busting it.
I've tried sliding the clip, pushing everywhere to undo it as per the manual but I can barely even get my hand back there so have no idea if I'm even close to getting it to come apart.
Any ideas before I end up destroying the bloody thing?

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Unread 07-16-2009, 12:52 PM   #2
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Had the same problem, so I paid a shop $40 to change the plugs I supplied
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Unread 07-16-2009, 01:05 PM   #3
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Unbolt the rail and pop it off of the plugs first. Then you will have more room to play with. Just don't try to pull it out too far as it looked like the PO of my Jeep did and shattered the connector . The jacka$$ then HOT GLUED the connector back to the rail . It was a shotty job at best and I am surprised it wasn't throwing any codes. I'll take some pics of it tonight and post them. I just replaced the rail when I was doing the plugs and noticed this glue job.
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Unread 07-20-2009, 05:16 PM   #4
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Had to leave it hooked up to change the plugs but would like to get it disconnected when I change the valve cover gasket. Was even thinking of just relocating it to the firewall if I can ever get it off.
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