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Air leak in the intake manifold

How do i change the gasket

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This is simple enough to do but if you are not experianced i would recomend not doing it. first it is a bit labor intensive and second the consequences of not doing it properly are more then just having to re-do it. i had a shop do this same job on my car and they ones who do this sort of thing for a living had to replace my motor because a part dropped into the engine. i considered doing it myself but in hindsite very happy to pay the money to have it done right.

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  2. Remove or disconnect the following:
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    • Fuel injector sight shield.
    • Air cleaner intake duct.
    • Right spark plug wires from the ignition control module and reposition.
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    • Accelerator and the cruise control cables with the bracket from the throttle body.
  6. Remove or disconnect the following:
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  7. Remove or disconnect the following:
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    • Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) valve.
    • Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor.
    • Throttle body assembly.
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  3. Install or connect the following:
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  4. Connect the electrical connectors to the following:
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    • Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor
    • Idle Air Control (IAC) valve
    • Throttle Position (T/P) sensor
    • EVAP purge solenoid
  5. Install or connect the following:
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    • EGR valve wiring harness heat shield, nut and the bolt. Tighten the nut and the bolt to 89 in lbs (10 Nm)
    • Brake booster hose to the vacuum source manifold.
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    • Air cleaner intake duct.
    • Fuel injector sight shield.
  6. Connect the negative battery cable.
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  8. Inspect for fluid or vacuum leaks.
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  1. Remove or disconnect the following:
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  2. Drain the cooling system.
  3. Remove the supercharger.
  4. Remove the thermostat housing.
  5. Remove the EGR pipe at the intake manifold.
  6. Disconnect the electrical connection at the temperature sensor.
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  3. Align the coolant bypass tube with the opening in the intake manifold and install the manifold. Tighten the bolts to 11 lb ft (15 Nm).
  4. Install the electrical connector to the temperature sensor.
  5. Install the EGR pipe to the intake manifold.
  6. Install the thermostat housing.
  7. Install the supercharger.
  8. Fill the cooling system.
  9. Connect the negative battery cable.

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But if doesn't make change, I suggest you to check Idle Air Control Valve, check connector plug, lines and if you have donor unit try to do test part.
I hope you fix your problem and please update me whatever the result if you dont mind. Thanks

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