2002 Oldsmobile Alero Intake Gasket

Tiny
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  • 2002 OLDSMOBILE ALERO
Engine Mechanical problem
2002 Oldsmobile Alero 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive 182000 miles

Changing intake gasket on 2002 6-cyl Alero. Can't seem to get the rear fuel line (return line I think) off of the rear distribution pipe to the fuel injectors. I unscrewed the fitting from the end of the pipe but the fuel line doesn't seem to pull out. It looks like if I take the fuel distribution pipes off I also have to take off the fuel injectors. Isn't there an easier way?


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Tuesday, July 14th, 2009 AT 4:24 PM

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Tiny
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Removing the fuel rail "by the book", seems tedious but saves bending and breaking things. Hope this helps.

Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Relieve the fuel system pressure.
Remove the air cleaner outlet duct.
Disconnect the fuel pressure regulator vacuum hose.
Remove the fuel rail mounting bolts.
Disconnect the Camshaft Position (CMP) sensor electrical connector.
Disconnect the fuel injector electrical connectors.
Remove the fuel line bracket mounting bolt.
Remove the fuel feed line from the fuel rail.
Lift the fuel rail from the cylinder head.
Loosen the fuel return line retaining bracket attaching screw. Rotate the retaining bracket so that the return line can be removed.
Remove the return line from the pressure regulator.
Disconnect the fuel feed and fuel return line quick-connect fittings and remove the fuel lines.
Remove the fuel rail assembly from the vehicle
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Sunday, July 19th, 2009 AT 8:03 PM
Tiny
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I didn't ever figure out how to remove the return fuel line from the fuel rail assembly but was able to twist the fuel rail assembly out of the way and tie it to a windshield wiper. I also had to remove about 3 dozen things that aren't listed in the earlier reply, including the spark plug solenoid assembly, the alternator and alternator mounting bracket and the power steering reservoir (and pump?). If any other novice takes on this project they should remember that they have an aluminum engine block and not strip out the rocker arm threads in the head. If they do strip out the threads they should remember to keep their cool and not back car #1 into car #2. If they do hit their other car they should try to hit it so they only wipe out a door or a front fender and not both.
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Sunday, July 19th, 2009 AT 9:37 PM

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