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I'm working on an 86 carbed toyota with pulse-air injection.

I've been trying to get my 2wd running so I could take the wheeler apart this winter, after getting the truck back from this dumbfawk who was supposed to put the motor in I notice it's leaking a bunch of coolant from under the intake manifold. While it's hard to see I'm fairly sure it's leaking out of the part in the middle of the manifold that attaches under/in between the intake. This part has a thermosensor on the top and a metal hard line that bolts to the bottom.

my question is- can you remove this part without pulling the intake manifold? Pulling the intake is going to suck, especially after spending a few hours straightening up all the vacume and other crap that dipshit neglected to do when he changed the intake.

thanks in advance!
 

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It would be hard to pull the housing in the middle- use a mirrior to see where it is really leaking before u have to hassle with it. there is also a o-ring on the bottom where the metal tube connects- I ve had trouble with leaks before with the o-rings.
 

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Scott,

You can replace this on the vehicle, you just have to work upside down and hold your mouth just right <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

Be sure to drain the cooling system first, otherwise you'll have a huge mess instead of just a little one.

I think that plate is held on with 11 bolts and has both a gasket where it mounts to the intake manifold and at the thermo-sensor. Get both gaskets. FWIW, the plate gasket is grouped with the engine part numbers, the sensor gasket is grouped with the engine electrical - I know, I've been through that headache before (And the parts guys claim to know more than the techs. <IMG SRC="smilies/tongue.gif" border="0">).

Be sure to pull the by-pass hose from the bottom of the plate and check the fitting - Sometimes they can corrode and leak too.

I think that is about it. It's been a while since I've worked on one, but I don't think there are any tricks or surprises.

HTH!

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