I have a coolant leak on the back of my 5.7 litre vortec engine. t appears to be the intake manifold gasket. How do I remove and replace the old gasket? Step by step would be good.
HiCustomer There are several different set ups, we need to know if your truck is a throttle body unit or multiport injection. The year model would also help us. Thanks
It is a 1998 Chevy Silverado. 5.7 litre with a throttle body.
Thanks for the reply. Give me a few to upload the info for you. It is pretty involved, you may want to print a copy. Thanks
How do I get the info from you? And how do I accept?
I will post it here. If it works for you, just click the accept button. It will be a few, pretty long set of instructions. Thanks
Some of this info may get repeated, because of how GM lays it out in the book. Just read through it first and get a feel for it. Note, any blue high lights will not open for you, they are GM access only. Be sure to mark distributor location before removing it. You may need to rent a tool for removing and installing the power steering pump pulley as it is a press on fit. Any local parts store. If you need anything else, just drop me a note. Thanks
Caution: Before servicing any electrical component, the ignition and start switch must be in the OFF or LOCK position and all electrical loads must be OFF, unless instructed otherwise in these procedures. If a tool or equipment could easily come in contact with a live exposed electrical terminal, also disconnect the negative battery cable. Failure to follow these precautions may cause personal injury and/or damage to the vehicle or its components.
Notice: Use the correct fastener in the correct location. Replacement fasteners must be the correct part number for that application. Fasteners requiring replacement or fasteners requiring the use of thread locking compound or sealant are identified in the service procedure. Do not use paints, lubricants, or corrosion inhibitors on fasteners or fastener joint surfaces unless specified. These coatings affect fastener torque and joint clamping force and may damage the fastener. Use the correct tightening sequence and specifications when installing fasteners in order to avoid damage to parts and systems.
Tighten Tighten the nut to 12 N·m (106 lb in).
Important: It is not necessary to discharge the A/C refrigerant.
Tighten Tighten the nuts and the bolts to 41 N·m (30 lb ft).
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