I'm replacing the gasket on my 87 YJ 258. I have taken out all the bolts and the cover will not move. I tabbed it with a rubber mallet and still nothing. I don't want to damage it. How can I remove it with out any damage?
I`ve just taken mine off and it was a little tough but there are a few pry points (3) on each side of the cover ( ridges that start narrow at the top of the cover and get thicker at the base ) lightly tap a screw driver at these points until it is between the cover and the head and then twist, you will need to do it under all of these points to get it off cleanly.