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Intake manifold installing..... difficult?

How hard would it be to install a new intake manifold in a 1998 crown Victoria police interceptor?

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I replace the intake manifold on my 98 crown vic . its was easy just take your time take pictures. the hardest part for me was two bolts in back of the heads facing the firewall once you get those it quite easy after that. plus you save your self a least 500.00 dollars. good luck

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I just did this job. Took me about six hours; it's not a difficult job, just a time-consuming one. If you're halfway competent with a ratchet you can do it yourself. Go here: http://www.autoclinix.com/Manifold.htm#GS for a very good breakdown of the repair.

The bracket over the LH fuel rail is the worst part of the repair. Once I removed the front bolt on that bracket, I bent the thing back to access the rear manifold bolt. Once the manifold is out of the way, the other two bolts that hold this bracket in place on the back of the head are more accessible, and I then just cut the back half of that bracket off -- you just need enough of it for a manifold bolt and to hold a throttle cable in place.

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Its pretty difficult you need to take out some parts to get to it.602-909-6450 Message
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