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Old 11-07-2004, 02:46 PM   #1
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This is really sad.. I'm trying to remove my TB, and it'* not comming of it my life depended on it. There is ONE LITTLE tube that goes from the TB to the intake, right next to the tstat housing. There was another tube that was bolted to the block, which has been removed. But this one is still there. I sprayed it with PB Blaster on both side of the tube, I took a screwdriver and inserted it in a hole [in which this tube connects], and took a hammer and tried to hammer it out, I have tried EVERYTHING, and this thing won't come out. Is there something I am not doing? or is this TB not comming out?
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i'd look for a bolt you forgot or something before taking a hammer to it,. I dont mean to insult your intelligence to suggest that you forgot a nut or bolt you had to remove but it sounds like that might be it! haha
i took mine off on my 87 and it was no problem, and it had been there since its inception for sure so its not like it easily rusts to the intake but anything'* possible.

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Nope, no bolt left. It'* crazy, I spent 45 minutes on that stupid thing.. I'm stumped.

Is the TB gasket plastic? Mine fell apart, and broke like it was plastic.. or is it just really old and crappy 16 year old rubber?


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Is this a "C" engine ?

Pretty sure the tube (black and makes a U-turn under the intake ?) is the coolant return for the manifold heat (to prevent icing) so you do not want to damage it. I *think* there are two screws way under the TB that hold it into the manifold.
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yeah im pretty sure its a nice hard plastic gasket that used to sit there. That'* what seems to be what min was (mine broke appart too on remoaval). I used what the parts store then told me was the gasket for it (it didn't fit) so i had to make it work, worked well enough but its sorta that hard cork material but at least it had a metal ring i believe i dont know.. oh well it works!
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Is this a "C" engine ?

Pretty sure the tube (black and makes a U-turn under the intake ?) is the coolant return for the manifold heat (to prevent icing) so you do not want to damage it. I *think* there are two screws way under the TB that hold it into the manifold.
That'* what I removed already. There is another tube, which goes into the intake, FROM that tube. There aren't any screws for this one. My mom is home, however it'* too dark to get a good pic tonight, i'll shoot one tomorrow.


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Did you ever get this off. I'm trying to get mine off as well and I'm running in to the same problems. There'* gotta be something I'm missing.
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Nope, haven't gotton my off. However, I am going to just take the whole intake off as an assembly and try to remove the TB with the intake off the block. That way, I will have a better view of what I am doing, and two, maybe I can get deeper in there, and perhaps get it out.


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Well I dont have the luxury of time. I'll try to get this done by the weekend. I pushed my PCV grommet into the intake and want to try and get the TB off and see if I can get it out that way. If not, off with the manifold. I have it ready to take off, just waiting for the gasket kit from the dealer. I'll try and take pictures.
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Okay, update guys.

Got the intake off, turned it upside down, put a screwdriver in there, and magically, the TB came right off. I tried and tried a million times with the intake on, and it just wouldn't come off, so if you have this problem, the intake needs to be removed.

KEOTOK: you will need to remove the intake to get to that. So, lucky for you, you can get the TB off easily. Be sure to clean up that tube, mine was covered in oil, and just flat out crap.

Anyone else that has this problem, once you get the tube that is screwed to the intake off, and you still have another holding the TB on, you will want to spray some PB Blaster, or other STRONG penetrating lubricant [WB-40 isn't going to cut it here], spray it on the part closest to the TB, not where it goes in the intake. And let it sit for a little, and have at it. If you can't get it off, then the intake will need to be removed, and although it'* not that difficult, you will need to remove several things before you do this, you will want a Haynes or Chiltons manual for our cars before attempting this, an FSM would be best, however.


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