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Old 11-21-2010, 04:16 PM   #1
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intake manifold covers?

is it possible to remove the plastic covers on the intake manifold without taking it off?
im finally gonna fix that vaccum leak...
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Re: intake manifold covers?

I know the bolts are hard as hell to get to from the top. Wondering how hard it would be to pull off if you could get to the bolts through the wheel well...

Maybe someone will chime in on this one. I am kind of interested too.
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Re: intake manifold covers?

it just seems like a major PITA to take the whole damn thing off for something like that.
through the wheel well might work though..idk if the bolts are near the purge solenoid but thats how i changed that.
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Re: intake manifold covers?

You might be able get it off without taking the manifold off. Its a shit ton easier to bolt it back on when there's no huge mass of useless plastic in the way though, thats for sure. Its going to be a bitch to take off if you don't just take the manifold off. And its pretty much going to break when you take it off.

Oh and the easiest way to get to the bolts is to take the battery out first.
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Re: intake manifold covers?

^yeah that. i was thinking remove the battery for much easier access
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Re: intake manifold covers?

You should be able to bust the case off the manifold without removing it, its only plastic. Just be carefull of the manifold itself. Rip away, should be pretty easy. I took mine off with the manifold off but thats not the reason I took my manifold off.
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Re: intake manifold covers?

just for curousity where is ur vacuum leak cuase i heard a vac leak on my truck today
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Re: intake manifold covers?

its going to be a PITA to remove the case without damaging the cover. I tried for a while and jst got frustrated and just ripped it off.
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just for curousity where is ur vacuum leak cuase i heard a vac leak on my truck today
mine leaks on the line that runs to the valve cover.. wont hurt anything its just annoying
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mine leaks on the line that runs to the valve cover.. wont hurt anything its just annoying
FYI all the 3.5's i have seen make a slight hissing/leaking sound from the back side of the plastic manifold where you can really see to good.. I dont know why but it seems to be normal on these trucks.
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FYI all the 3.5's i have seen make a slight hissing/leaking sound from the back side of the plastic manifold where you can really see to good.. I dont know why but it seems to be normal on these trucks.
yea i know but mine is pretty much completely broken off lol
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Oh snap....then yeah you got problems.
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Re: intake manifold covers?

yea it happened after the head was replaced
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Re: intake manifold covers?

then you need to bring it back and try like hell to get the dealership to fix it.
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Re: intake manifold covers?

[QUOTE=lkout4trucks;1135879]then you need to bring it back and try like hell to get the dealership to fix it.[/QUOT

been there done that. they screwed it up 3 times...last time resulted in killing the lower end.. so i got it bored out for nothing..but that was almost 3 years ago. so its on me now
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Re: intake manifold covers?

anyone have a pic of this cover removed? Don't have a leak but, you guys have me interested in this now.
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anyone have a pic of this cover removed? Don't have a leak but, you guys have me interested in this now.
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Re: intake manifold covers?

Actually if you take a dremel tool you can cut out a square portion of the cover just over the vacum nipple. Here is the pictures to give you a reference.

I have thought about cutting out a square access hole then covering it with aluminum plate and painting it to match. I think I am getting the leak myself.

By the way the second pic is the intake without the cover.
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Great minds think alike Victoryred I still had the pic I got from you earlier this year.
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