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Old 04-15-2012, 12:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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DIY 2005-2008 Corolla, Matrix, Pontiac Vibe Intake Gasket replacement with PICS!!!!

Well I am up here in Virginia for a little while and it's been pretty cold. The past few days my idle has been very low and I knew my original intake gasket had run its course (104k is alright with me).

So I headed over to Priority Toyota and spent around 7 bucks and change and got a new 17171-22060 intake gasket.

This DIY will work for 2003-2004 models but you a few steps would be different mostly centered around the throttle body and an extra bracket on the intake manifold connecting to the throttle body.
So let's begin the DIY.

Disclaimer: Myself or ToyotaNation are not responsible for any damage or injury that may result from use of this DIY. All vehicles should be diagnosed and repaired by qualified technicians. Proceed with this DIY at your own risk.

Tools needed
3/8 drive ratchet
3/8 drive extensions (3 in, 6 in, 9 in)
3/8 drive 10mm socket
3/8 drive 12mm socket
3/8 drive torque wrench (optional I didn't use it)
Rags (new clean rags preferred)
Brake cleaner
Throttle body cleaner (if cleaning throttle body)
2 M6 x 1.0 Bolts to replace the plastic clips securing the engine cover (if needed)



Here we go.
1. Secure parking brake and then secure hood in open position.



2. Remove the engine cover. Remove the 10mm nut, loosen the 10mm stud nut, and remove the two plastic clips if you have them and remove the engine cover.

Note: The two rear plastic clips regularly get lost/break. I replaced mine with two M6x1.25 bolts with a 10mm head. Much nicer.



3. Remove and set aside the air cleaner and hose. Loosen the 10mm hose clamp for the throttle body and remove the PCV breather hose by pulling it straight off. It should come right off, but if it doesn't press the clamp and lower it on the hose and use hose pliers to twist off the hose. Unclip the air box lid and set the air box with PCV and intake hose to the side.



4. Remove the vacuum and breather hoses from the top of the intake manifold by pulling them straight off. They should come right off, but if they don't press the clamp and lower/raise (depending on perspective) it on the hose and use hose pliers to twist off the hose.



5. Remove the electronic throttle body connector. Push the center connector release and pull off the connector.



6. Remove the throttle body. Remove the 2 10mm nuts and 2 10mm bolts and pull off the throttle body. Route the cooling lines away from the studs and hang the throttle body.



7. Remove the intake manifold wiring harness clip. Using your screwdriver release the catch and remove wiring harness clip from above the alternator.



8. Remove the intake manifold bolts. Remove the bolt the 1 12mm near the bottom of the intake, 2 12mm bolts on the bracket located on the right side of the intake, 2 12mm nuts holding the wiring harness retainers, and 2 remaining 12mm bolts from the intake manifold. Remember where each bolt/nut came from.



9. Remove the wiring harness from the intake manifold by pulling back the two wiring harness retainers (from around the nuts), flipping them around and moving the wiring harness out of the way.



10. Remove the intake manifold by pulling it back and out off the studs.

When removing take note of the hidden vacuum line behind the intake and remove it.



11. Remove the factory intake gasket.



This is what caused the whole issue.



12. Using your brake clean and rag clean the face of the intake manifold and cylinder head.




13. Install the new intake gasket. Make sure the indents line up and seat the gasket flush with the manifold.



14. Install the intake manifold on the cylinder head. Reinstall the two wiring harness retainers around the studs, and on the clip above the alternator. Install all the 12mm bolts and nuts in the proper areas.

Don't forget the hidden vacuum line behind the intake manifold from the removal procedure. Be sure to install it now.

I installed all bolts and nuts hand tight with my ratchet but have done around a bunch and never had an issue. This is my personal car too. Torque spec is 22 lb ft.



15. Clean the throttle body and reinstall or just reinstall the throttle body by installing the 10mm nuts and bolts. Follow this DIY to clean the throttle body:

http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/13...ning-pics.html

Note: Remember to route the cooling hoses around any dipsticks or studs that may get in the way.



16. Reinstall the two vacuum lines on top of the throttle body.

Note: Make sure the hose retainer clips are in the proper position.

17. Reinstall the air cleaner assembly and PCV breather hose.

Note: Make sure the hose retainer clip is in the proper position.

18. Reinstall the engine cover.

Note: If you lost/broke your clips install your new M6 x 1.25 bolts now.

19. Start the engine and verify you have no vacuum leaks. And it idles properly.

20. Be amazed at your work.

Hope this helps. My car idles like new again.
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Old 10-23-2012, 12:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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22 ft/lb - Torque Spec

Thanks for the writeup.
I found the proper torque spec on a TSB from a dealership website if you wanted to add that as well

30 N-m (306 kgf-cm, 22 ft-lb)Torque
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Thanks for the write up. Man you have it clean under the hood. I changed my gasket this summer.
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A clean engine is a happy engine. I clean both all my engines when I wash my cars.
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Yeah, especially before working on it. Sometimes, you have to work in somebody else's dirty engine bay... Very nice DIY, hartopted72.

Also, congratulations on being named a Moderator. Your integrity is truly legendary.

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Yeah, especially before working on it. Sometimes, you have to work in somebody else's dirty engine bay... Very nice DIY, hartopted72.

Also, congratulations on being named a Moderator. Your integrity is trully legendary.
Thanks again (BTW they are taking applications. Just read the sticky at the top of the forum).

And that is very true. When I worked at the dealer, if you purchased my recommendations I would personally wash the car and clean the entire engine bay. Sometimes it would bite me if it was a Sienna or CrewMax Tundra though lol.
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Your Post Changing the Intake Gasket

I have to ask you why you did this. I have a P0171 code on my 07 Corolla. One possibility for this code is an air leak around the intake gasket. Is that why you changed it? Were you able to somehow identify an air leak around this gasket?
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This defective part will cause a P0171, as well as P0300-304 misfire codes. The gasket melts and leaks causing rough idle and sometimes the above codes.

Mine had a rough idle so I replaced it. Had I let it go longer those codes were sure to come. This is a known issue and I am confident all gaskets will fail at some point.
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Great write up! Congrats on the Moderator status! Your knowledge is appreciated on here by all that read.
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Great how to...

Having recently been through this on an 03, I can say that the procedure works fine there as well. It's a pretty straight forward job. One caution I would add, is to pay attention to the shiny metal cylindrical inserts between the manifold and the studs (not sure what Toyota calls them; sleeves, spacers?). Make sure all of those metal sleeves are in place on the manifold, before re-fitting the manifold on the studs. In your photos, all of the sleeves stayed in the manifold, when I was swapping manifolds, a couple of the sleeves fell out of the manifold during the swap. If the manifold is reinstalled without all of the sleeves, it could create problems. Very nice writeup and photos. Great addition to the forum. In other forums, I've seen posts like this become "Sticky Threads" or put in some other permanent reference section. Does this forum have something similar?

Never mind, just found the DIY thread. What part of VA were you/are you in? I'm in south central VA. Nice time to visit and enjoy the fall colors.

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Thanks. I read about this gasket in a few places. My car idles fine. I am checking gas mileage now, but my sense is that it is going to be fine. I know the part is cheap and I could do this myself, but I am not ready to believe this is the problem that I have.
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I was in Ft. Lee area. Good note to add. I have done tons of these and never had an insert fall out. But I guess I see the possibility. Good info to add.
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Awesome DIY!

Mine's been idling around 500rpm which I can feel vibration through my steering wheel, etc. Might have to do this soon!
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After 421,000 km's on my '05 S I started getting the P0171 codes. Had the dealer replace the intake gasket and the code went away. This write-up would have saved me some cash, though I don't remember them gouging me too bad for it.
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After 421,000 km's on my '05 S I started getting the P0171 codes. Had the dealer replace the intake gasket and the code went away. This write-up would have saved me some cash, though I don't remember them gouging me too bad for it.
This would be my exact thought. If the intake gasket is causing vacuum leak, I would suspect at least a lean code like P0171.
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