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Old 04-21-2005, 07:49 PM   #1
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Where is it located? A picture would be good. I was gonna do it today but it was not where I was under the impression it was. Thanks.
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You know the air intake tube? It'* the first hard piece that the tube is attached to.

So, looking at the engine...

Black upper intake on top of engine, aluminum throttle body, black intake tube. From left to right.
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OK, so the large metal thing...I thought that might be it. How do I get it off, if I look closely will I be able to figure it out?
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Held on by three bolts, but you will have to replace a gasket if you take it off and put it back on. Also I think some cooling passages go through it so you may leak a little coolant..
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Held on by three bolts, but you will have to replace a gasket if you take it off and put it back on. Also I think some cooling passages go through it so you may leak a little coolant..
Those n/a upper intake manifold gaskets don't need to be replaced that often. Reusing it should be fine.
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I already purchased a TB gasket so I am good on that one. Thanks for the help guys...doesn't sound too difficult to do.
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Isn't there an EGR heat shield or something similar that he ought to remove before going after the throttle body? I remember we had to get something out of the way to make TB removal easier.
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Ok, myabe someone could go into a little more detail for me, I tried but it'* a PITA. You have to remove a few things from it I think, like I have cruise and stuff...it almost seems like too much trouble.
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hmm well theres the 3 10mm bolts. one on the top and two on the bottom. i think the bottom bolt closest to the front of the car also has a little support that comes up from the lower intake manifold, so you'll have to unbolt the bolt on the LIM first and then the bolt that holds the support and TB.
Heres some pics.
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OK, thank you for the pics, can you explain all of the other things I need to take off? My Haynes manual tells me what needs to be taken off but not in detail...I'm not sure what I'm after.
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