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COOLANT HOSES TO INTAKE MANIFOLD

1994 Buick Century

Engine Cooling problem
1994 Buick Century 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 113000 miles

I have a '94 Buick Century w/ 3100 V6. One of the two coolant hoses that runs into the intake manifold (underneath, next to throttle body) has ruptured. What is the recommended procedure for replacing these two small hoses? I got the old hoses off but access is very tight and I'm having trouble getting the replacements installed. They are underneath a lot of sensitive fuel injection hardware. I don't understand why these have to be buried under so much stuff. Is the best way to pull the intake manifold? If so, can manifold be removed without removing fuel rails? I really don't want to do this unless it's absolutely necessary.
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August 18, 2008.



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