I'm just finishing this same job on my 1997 Pontiac GrandAm. First of all, this is a known design weakness on these aluminum 60 degree "V" engines.....let me guess, it leaked coolant either to the outside of the engine, or more likely, into the engine where it turned the oil into a chocolate-colored froth.
Secondly, this job is non-trivial....takes a lot of tools, and a bit of know-how.....and you can get into big trouble with crossed, or stripped threads.....I say this because of the manner of the question leads me to believe that you've not done major engine work before...this is not a first-time job.
The general answer to your general question is that you remove the accesories (alternator and Power Steering pump, vacuum lines, ignition components, throttle linkage, cruise control linkage, MAP sensor, EGR stuff, etc.) and unbolt the intake manifold (upper and lower) sections, remove the old gaskets, clean everything up and reassemble with new gaskets. You need a torque wrench in the inch-pound range for the manifold bolts. Get a manual, and have someone there who is familiar with major engine work, or don't try it.
Best of luck to you
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Yes, you must install a new intake manifold gasket.
by the lower intake manifold while you are doing this you should replace the intake manifold gasket anyway because it will leak sooner or later.
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The only fix for a bad intake gasket is to remove the intake manifold and replace the gasket.
No. which manifold gasket are you wanting to replace? Intake or exhaust?
around 6-7 hours according to AllData
Remove the intake manifold retaining bolts from your 1996 Chevy Astro Van. Remove the manifold gasket and clean the surface. Reverse the process to install the new intake manifold gasket.
Pretty straight forward. You must remove the intake manifold in order to replace the gasket.
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there is no lower intake gasket, only a front and rear gasket
The 1999 Pontiac cylinder head gasket bolt torque specification is 160 pounds. The intake manifold bolt torque specification is 90 pounds.
The labor charge to replace and intake manifold gasket, on a 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe, is approximately $180. It takes approximately 2 1/2 hours to replace the gasket.
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Yes, you need to replace your intake gaskets.
I was having a problem with my intake manifold gasket on my 2003 Pontiac grand am and i took it to a shop it was 600 dollars parts and labor you can get it much cheaper i just chose a mechanic i could trust. now it may not be intake manifold gasket the best way to tell is to lift your oil cap look at the backside of it and if there is a blueish tint liquid on the cap then your getting condensation which means bad intake gasket. But it can also be your thermostat housing messing up which would be much cheaper.
The intake gasket is the gasket that conncects from your air filter into your intake manifold
Remove everything on top of the intake (hoses, fuel rails, linkages.) Unbolt the manifold and remove it. Clean the old gasket off and replace it. Reinstall all parts removed to get to the gasket.
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Between the intake manifold and the engine block; Dude, if you didn't already know that much about your car you shouldn't try to replace it by yourself. Get help.
I just had the intake manifold gasket replaced on my 96 century yesterday and my bill was $450 but my gasket was only leaking out. If its leaking into your oil it may be more.
Yes, remove the intake manifold and replace the gasket. It can be done with a basic mechanics tool kit.
between the head and intake manifold