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How do you take off the coolant line to the intake manifold on 2003 cavalier

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Usually coolant lines to the throttle body or intake preheat system are only held on my a hose clamp. Loosen the hose clamp and twist the host. It should break free.

Posted on Nov 28, 2012

  • Mitch Meyer Nov 28, 2012

    Thanks but there is a fitting that goes into the manifold.

  • Ty St Nov 28, 2012

    can you attach a picture if I can see what kind of fitting it is I can tell you what tools you will need to remove it


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(see Figure 14)
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CAUTION The fuel system is under pressure and must be properly relieved before disconnecting the fuel lines. Failure to properly relieve the fuel system pressure can lead to personal injury and component damage.
  1. Relieve the fuel system pressure.
  2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  3. Remove top half of the air cleaner assembly and throttle body duct.
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  5. Disconnect the EGR pipe from exhaust manifold.
  6. Remove the serpentine belt.
  7. Remove the brake vacuum pipe at the intake plenum.
  8. Disconnect the control cables from the throttle body and intake plenum mounting bracket.
  9. Remove the power steering lines at the alternator bracket.
  10. Remove the alternator.
  11. Label and disconnect the ignition wires from the spark plugs and wire retainers on the intake plenum.
  12. Remove the ignition assembly and the EVAP canister purge solenoid together.

Fig. 14: View of the intake manifold and related components

  1. Disconnect the upper engine wiring harness connectors at the following components:
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  2. Tag and disconnect the vacuum lines from the following components:
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  4. Remove the upper intake plenum mounting bolts and lift off the plenum.
  5. Disconnect the fuel lines from the fuel rail and bracket.
  6. Install engine support fixture special tool J 28467-A or an equivalent.
  7. Remove the right side engine mount.
  8. Remove the power steering mounting bolts and support the pump out of the way without disconnecting the power steering lines.
  9. Disconnect the coolant inlet pipe from the outlet housing.
  10. Remove the coolant bypass hose from the water pump and the cylinder head.
  11. Disconnect the upper radiator hose at thermostat housing.
  12. Remove the thermostat housing.
  13. Remove both rocker arm covers.
  14. Remove the lower intake manifold bolts. Make sure the washers on the four center bolts are installed in their original locations.
When removing the valve train components they should be kept in order for installation the original locations.
  1. Remove the rocker arm retaining nuts or bolts and extract the rocker arms and pushrods.
  2. Remove the intake manifold from the engine. Remove and discard the gasket.
  3. Using a suitable scraper, clean gasket material from all mating surfaces. Remove all excess RTV sealant from front and rear ridges of cylinder block
To install:
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  2. Using a new gasket, place the intake manifold on the engine.
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  3. Install the front rocker arm cover.
  4. Install the thermostat housing.
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  7. Connect coolant bypass pipe at the water pump and cylinder head.
  8. Install the power steering pump in the mounting bracket.
  9. Loosely install the serpentine belt.
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  14. Install the MAP sensor.
  15. Connect the upper engine wiring harness connectors to the related components removed earlier.
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  21. Connect the spark plug wires to the spark plugs and intake plenum wire retainer.
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  23. Attach the control cables to the throttle body lever and upper intake plenum mounting bracket.
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  25. Install the brake vacuum pipe.
  26. Fill the cooling system.
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Do I have to take the top in take manafold off to tighten the lower intake manafold on a 1993 buick regal 3.8 L engine?

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  37. Attach the electrical connector to the temperature sensor and sensor switch.
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  46. Install the power steering pump.
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  49. Install the alternator and brace.
  50. Connect the throttle body cable mounting bracket with the vacuum lines.
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  52. Install the cables to the throttle body.
  53. Connect the fuel lines to the fuel rail and mount bracket.
  54. Install the inner fender electrical cover on the right side.
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  57. Connect the negative battery cable.

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