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The next step is to unplug all the sensors, throttle cable, vacuum hoses, wiring for the fuel injectors and whatever else is attached to the intake manifold. Depressurizing the fuel-injection system also is recommended along with using a special tool to remove the fuel lines. We found that we did not have to do this; instead of fully removing the manifold, we simply rotated it up and over while taking care not to damage the fuel lines. Once that was accomplished, we were able to remove the exhaust manifold.

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