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rhkwon

Is there a DIY passenger side intake manifold removal?

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Trying to replace some vacuum hoses under the passenger side intake manifold. Is there a DIY any where?  I’m taking off the driver side first. Would I need to remove the AC condenser and/or AC lines/hoses first or can I just leave them as is?

 

And how do you remove the power steering tank?  I read somewhere that it just twists off at the pipe?

 

 

 

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If you haven't already, it'd be a good idea to get a hold of the Bentley service manual (101 projects for your 996 by Pelican Parts - not as thorough as Bentley). I've only removered the intake runners after I dropped the engine, so I can't speak directly to your situation. I can tell you this - it's going to be a pain in the butt! You might be better off dropping the engine at least a few inches...Good luck

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You have to drop the engine to the crossmember to remove the intake manifolds.  There really is no other way.  You also have to remove the AC compressor and lay it to one side.  Leave the AC lines attached.  Yes, once you use a turkey baster (not your wife's but one dedicated in the shop) to empty the power steering fluid, twist the filler tube by hand and it will release.  And things others explain, like "remove the intake manifold bolts", doesn't actually explain how hard it is to reach and unbolt the last remaining manifold bolt next to the firewall. Or how to get to the third AC compressor bolt  Why would you remove the passenger side intake manifold for vacuum lines?  There is only one vacuum line that goes through the manifold to the fuel pressure regulator.  That one is simple.

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