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My water outlet housing has a leak and needs to be replaced

I can't pay for the labor right now and want to replace the part myself. Question that I have, being good with tools, but not part names, I can't figure out how to remove the large piece (manifold? It's black, the spark plugs are in front and behind this massive piece) that is to the right of the bypass housing assy. Are there some screws I haven't found that are preventing me from getting this large part off so that I can access the ailing part easily. Yes, I am a girl....

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  • Steve Allison
    Steve Allison May 11, 2010

    No request; a suggestion.

    Haynes or Chilton will have an after-market service manual which will likely help with your current problem and give you a chance to bone up on different parts of your car before you bring it to a service shop.
    You can get them online (often cheaper via eBay) or from auto parts stores for <$30 and we have no vehicle without one on board.  

    Being a guy, I hate to admit it but it happens too often that less-than-honest grease-monkeys will assume you know nothing and take advantage of you.  


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Removing the intake is no prob. on these. Assuming this is a non turbo model, you remove the two bolts holding the egr tube flange at the back of the intake. You will have a couple wire clips you need to dissconect and small vacum hoses that will be easily noticable as you try to move the intake aside, but there is a row of small bolts at the front inbetween the intake rails holding the upper intake to the lower. Seperate the manifold by removing these bolts. it has rubber gaskets that stay right with the manifold you do not need to replace at reassembley. This will allow you to move it far enough to change the plugs. Hope this helps.

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You don't have to remove the upper intake lossen all the manifold bolts and lift the manifold just enough to get the water outlet out a couple of swivel sockets are good for that job.

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See Figures 1 through 6


Fig. 1: Remove the coolant recovery tank hose from the water outlet


Fig. 2: Remove the upper radiator hose from the water outlet


Fig. 3: Remove the three retaining bolts for the water outlet


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