The only fix for a bad intake gasket is to remove the intake manifold and replace the gasket.
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Assuming this is a 4.3L engine, the upper intake manifold gasket would be between the upper intake manifold and the lower intake manifold.
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.
well so far it cost me $700.00
Here is a link that shows how to replace the intake manifold gasket. Bolt locations and torque settings. Hope this helps.
Unbolts the (2) 12mm bolts from the back of the Intake Manifold (next to the TB), take off and replace it with new gasket.
i have the haynes book from auto zone for mine, it has step by step instructions for taking off your intake manifold. i know cause im pretty sure my gasket just blew saturday.....so i been researching it also
You need to replace your intake manifold gasket. Chevy had a bad problem with these gaskets.
where online can i order it at a cheap price?
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You have to remove the upper intake manifold.
Probably just a leaking intake gasket. When it's surging, try pressing downward (with most of your bodyweight) on the intake. If it settles out you need to replace the intake gasket.
I have a 2002 Pontiac Gramd Am and its in the shop right now getting the Intake Manifold Gasket fixed on it! Its about $2000 with labor costs and everything! Rediculous! Its supposidly VERY common in these vehicles....They should do a re-call!
You will need to replace the intire intake Gasket if you are SURE it is leaking were the gasket goes. On most of those engines it will be a BAD intake and ford redesigned the intake manifold. But it sounds like it has already been replaced scents it has got the alum. crossover bar. You need to look real close at the gaskets.
I'm sorry but i actually have a 99 Malibu and they do have a intake manifold gasket which are commonly mistaken for a head gasket when it blows. Mailbu's 97 to 2000 are bad for them blowing. it is located on top of the engine. it's still very expensive **tamnesha Some Chevy engines of that period didn't have a gasket; just a thin film of sealant.
it is located inside the intake manifold
Hi..I recently had troubles with my alero, and it was the intake manifold gasket, which i guess is a common problem with 2000 alero's...i would get that checked out
Dex-cool coolant highly corrosive is eating away at gaskets mainly intake manifold gasket.
I have a 2000 Malibu, I can help you out if you can give me some more info...where on the intake manifold are you referring to?
if it is a dohc engine then you may have to remove the intake manifold
The best way to repair that known and common defect is to replace the thin steel pan with a billet aluminum piece and a quality gasket or welded to the upper manifold. Replacing this gasket per the factory service manifold is a very temporary fix and WILL fail again. Check DodgeTrucks.org for additional info, photos, and how tos.
Plan on at least 6 hrs.
Yes. My 2000 Saturn had a leaking intake gasket, idle about 1900. Also caused misfire in idle and extreme acceleration. Test for leak using brake cleaner on suspected leak. I replaced gasket and all problems fixed.
on top of the motor