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Help! How to take the intake manifold off

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by linksvu, Jun 30, 2006.

  1. linksvu

    linksvu Registered Member

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    Alright, so I am stuck. I have everything removed from the intake manifold, and all the bolts removed. However, the thing is stuck so well on there I can not, but any force of mine, get it off.

    I am reluctent to stick a pry bar under it and go at it as I am worried to damage the flat surface or mis-shape the manifold itself.

    Any thoughts?? I hope I do not have to remove the hood and tie a lift to it...
     
  2. adamforsythe

    adamforsythe 1/2 ton status

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    Try taking your valve covers off. They could be holding the intake down. then get a screw driver and pry on it. if that don't work make sure you have all the bolt off.
     
  3. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    big prybar and pry with it. :D

    if you are scared of the surfaces beeing warped by this . then do it at the ends. as thay just get the good old thick bead of rtv anyways.
     
  4. wicked87_k5

    wicked87_k5 1/2 ton status

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    What they^ said prybar is the way to go just make sure your valve covers are not hanging over the edge of the intake
     
  5. sandawgk5

    sandawgk5 3/4 ton status

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    Did you remove the dizzy:D .



    J/K

    Like everyone has said a prybar that is the only way I have ever seen them removed. If it has been on a while the gaskets and rtv like to seal pretty well:D .

    Ira
     
  6. linksvu

    linksvu Registered Member

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    I did get if off, thank you though. Still a pain, but got it
     

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