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Old 08-12-2012, 06:53 PM
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Intake Runner Valve replacement issue

Got rough idle and finally would just shut down on low idle.
Scanned and got a code about short to ground on the intake runner valve.
Sometimes starts but soon hissing sound is heard and pumps till dies.

Removed three bolts, but as it is close to the side and has long “nose” inside the manifold it hits the side and cannot remove it.
Tried to turn it 90 degrees but just not possible to remove it. Wondering if need to take off the manifold or something?
I guess it is easier with 3 series or some other engines, but the position of the plastic part on this model is just too far back and too close to the bumper side on the driver side.

Any help would be highly appreciated.

If I need to remove intake, would anyone know the steps?
Where do I get the part? What would be a good service manual?
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