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We had to replace the water intake manifold. It had a crack in it. When I called to talk to a service manger for advice, he informed me in his many years of experience with Saturn he has replaced many gaskets, but never the intake manifold itself. He asked if the car had ever been in an accident, which could cause the crack. Yes the car was in a frontend accident about one n half years before the repair was needed. Could this be true?

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