How do you get the intake off when it's stuck???

Discussion in '2005+ Mustang GT 4.6L Tech' started by ghunt81, Jan 31, 2020.

  1. ghunt81

    ghunt81 New parts on old junk! S197 Team Member

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    I'm just full of questions today...

    So at the suggestion of a member here (and after seeing there was no other good way to get the top bellhousing bolts out) I decided to remove my intake. I disconnected everything, pulled the fuel rails, took all 8 bolts out of the intake, and that thing is stuck on there good. I can't budge it at all, even tried a prybar under the throttle body. There's no good place to pry at the sides so I'm kind of at a loss....what do I do here? I've had the intake off this car before but it's been several years, I don't recall having this much difficulty before.

    edit: damn I just realized, I think I forgot there's a couple hidden bolts in the middle of the manifold. Shit.
     
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  2. RED09GT

    RED09GT Senior Member S197 Team Member

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    There is 10 bolts, the 2 in the middle of each side are hard to see, they are inset about an inch from the other 8 bolts
     
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    RED09GT Senior Member S197 Team Member

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  4. ghunt81

    ghunt81 New parts on old junk! S197 Team Member

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    I looked at that diagram and totally missed that. Ah well I'll get it tomorrow.
     
  5. 86GT351

    86GT351 forum member

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    Glad you see it now. Too much pressure prying on plastic and snap!
     
  6. ghunt81

    ghunt81 New parts on old junk! S197 Team Member

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    I know that. I thought, surely it can't be stuck on THAT bad.
     
  7. GlassTop09

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    Close call.....glad you stopped when you did!

    :)