There is no necessity to remove the intake manifold. Removing the air intake hose would allow you to replace one of the hose.
The other hose that is attached to the water passage below the manifold can be acessed from under the vehicle.
When removing the heater hose, the part at heater side tends to stick and is difficult to remove. Twisting would damage the heater core. The safest way is to carefuly split the hose at the heater core pipe with a sharp blade to remove. Take care not to damage the heater pipe.
Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 AT 3:31 PM