2003 BMW 325

Engine Mechanical problem
2003 BMW 325 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 65000 miles

I'm trying to get to the starter and can't get the intake manifold off. I've got everything out of the way, fuel rail, electrical harness, etc) and all of the nuts holding the manifold on, but it still won't come out. It slides out about an inch and rocks back and forth, but it just won't move any further. I hear there's a bracket that holds it, but I can't find it. Any ideas?
May 1, 2010.

There are support brackets.
By the way, the intake manifold does not need to come off to access the starter.

Dr. Hagerty
May 2, 2010.