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Hey I have removed all the bolts on my valve cover except for this one, closest to the front bumper of the car. I can't get the valve cover off with it there and I don't know how to remove or loosen this metal bracket that it's attached to.

None of the zetec engines I've seen in instructional videos have this bracket. Anyone able to help?
 

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I think I know the bracket you are talking about.

You have to loosen or totally remove (I can't remember which I did) the engine lift on the right end of that bracket.
 

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If anyone has a video or guide to doing that it would be very helpful

I tried loosening it but it still doesn't want to move. Maybe I missed a part to unscrew I dunno.
 

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I found a photo I took while replacing my VC gasket.

You loosen the two bolts shown in the photo and slide the shield out from behind the engine lift.
 

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I wonder what that bracket is for? Heat deflection issue like the small one on the stat housing?
 

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It is just an additional heat shield.

It is on some Zetec engines and not others....go figure!
 
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