Compression Ignition Addict
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: port arthur texas
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I highly recomend you find the exact cause of the leak first before you pull that cover. You are fixing to get into one hell of a job. Not from removeing the cover, it is the getting to it thats a chore.
The intake will not need removal but the filter houseing, fan and shroud is where the work comes in. ya can't pull the shroud without pulling the fan and ya can't get the fan out without pulling the shroud unless ya remove the radiator.
Now if ya don't mind bending over double for several hours ya do not need to pull the front clip, bumper, charge air cooler or a/c condensor.
Once the shroud (stator) is out the way you can use a combination of removeing bolts from the top then crawl under and remove the bottom half the bolts. You may need to drop the front end of the oil pan but I do not remember for shure. I believe ya can leave the water pump on the cover altho there may be four bolts going all the way thru.
Good luck on this one.
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