- Before you start, remove the fuel pump fuse, and start the car until it
will no longer run. Crank the car a few more times to make sure all of the
fuel has been used. If you don't do this, your fuel rail will be full of fuel,
which could be a bit messy when you remove it or the fuel lines.
- As always, don't forget to remove the negative battery cable.
- Remove the plenum.
- Bend down the tab on the bottom of the cold start injector. (Follow the
tube from the end of the fuel rail to find it.) Remove the tube on the other
end of the fuel rail. The only way I could figure out to remove it was to
remove the nut, and pull the tube out of the top.
- Remove the 4 10mm bolts in the rear (trunk) side of the middle intake
This is where I disagreed with the
Haynes manual. They say you can remove
the fuel lines from the fuel rail, and remove the fuel rail and middle intake
manifold as a unit. I found that one of the fuel lines, and the fuel rail
itself block the last two bolts on the front side of the manifold. Here's the
way I did it.
- Remove the fuel lines from the fuel rail. I didn't have a wrench for them
handy, so I just removed the fuel block (3 Torx screws
from the fuel rail instead.
- Now you can move the fuel rail enough to remove the four 10mm bolts in the
front side of the mid intake manifold.
- At this point, I would suggest you take some compressed air (buy a can if
you don't have a compressor) to get all of the dust and dirt out from the area
before you remove the fuel rail, so dirt doesn't go in the injector holes.
- The Haynes manual says to remove the
connector from each fuel injector. It is much easier to simply remove the
6-pin connector between it and the wiring harness.
- The injectors were in there pretty well on my car. To get them out, I had
to pull up on one side of the mid intake manifold until it popped the injectors
out of their holes, then do the same on the other side.
- Now you can just lift up the mid intake manifold and fuel rail out
together, like the Haynes manual suggests.
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