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wowwwww it is so dificult, and might be between 7 to 11 hrs labor to do it, depending on engine size.

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really it would be advised to get a mechanic to do it as there are many small areas of speciality you need to know

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This is a very lengtht process so my suggestion to yoy is to go to an auto parts store and ask for a "chilton book" for your vehicle.this book will walk you through the process

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double check your timing, check fuel supply for pressure and deliver to fuel rail.

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