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Intake manifold gasket needs replaced

My friends cannot afford the 600.00 estimate to have their intake manifold gasket replaced on their 84 toyota corolla SR5
They have asked my husband and son for help.
How complicated is it to do this on this car?
What is the process?
Is it something that a do-it-yourselfer could handle?

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It is a pretty basic job the important things to remember is to remove everything sequentially. in other words make a note of which bolts go where. remove the intake and clean both mating surfaces, usually you dont need gasket sealant for an intake manifold. reassemble in the order removed thats about it.

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