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How to remove your upper intake

By: Freddy L.

Explanation
Procedure on how to remove the upper intake From a Fuel Injected Fox Body Mustang.

First Task
Disconnect all hose/lines that hold the intake down.
These include .....

  • Hose from intake to EGR (remove from EGR) Not mentioned in the picture b/c running without emissions.
  • Oil fill spout to Throttle body (remove from intake).
  • Coolant lines running from metal line above lower intake that go to the heater core .
  • You will need to disconnect the hose that runs from the back of the upper intake to the PCV valve.
  • The first picture shows where the hose to the PCV valve originates. You do not need to remove
    the hose shown in the first picture because it will not stop you from removing the intake.
  • The hose is fairly short and should pop right off. Due to a difficult camera angle a photo could
    not be obtained. If you try to remove the intake, you will see where the hose prohibits the
    intake from being lifted
  • The Second pictures shows a diagram of how hoses connect to the lower intake that a camera could not show you.
  • One hose comes from your emissions portion (Shown in Red) and one hose goes to your PCV
    valve (Shown In White). You will notice a break in the white drawing because on the intake
    there is a metal piece that joins the two hoses.
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Second Task

Throttle Body Connections Need To Be Disconnected...
The Throttle cable coming from your Foot Pedal must be disconnected from the throttle body to
Allow the Intake To Be Raised. The IAC Valve harness and TPS harness must also be unplugged.

  • This is performed by loosening two bolts from the side of the throttle body as shown in the first picture.
  • Use a screw driver to gently pry the cable out of the ball socket. It should take relatively no effort as shown in the second picture.
  • After you remove the bolts and release the cable from the ball, move the throttle cable to the side
    so it will not get in the way.
  • It is now safe to unplug the harness from your Idle Air Control Valve (pictured)
  • After doing this about 5 times you will be able to do this in your sleep.
  • After you remove the bolts and release the cable from the ball, move the throttle cable to the side
    so it will not get in the way.
  • It is now safe to unplug the harness from your Idle Air Control Valve (pictured). After doing this about 5 times you will be able to do this in your sleep.
  • Disconnect Intake Hose that go to throttle body and Air Cleaner, this is done by using a regular flat screw driver to loosen the clamps and pull off.

Unbolting the Beast

  • Bolts are Located here:
    • Two Bolts On the Back Side of the Upper Intake. There is a ground wire that you
      need to be aware of later during reassembly.
    • Two Bolts under the 5.0 HO Cover in the middle of the Upper Intake.
    • Two Bolts In front of the Upper intake, Behind the Distributor Cap.
    • To Remove the 5.0 HO Cover, You will need a Torx screw driver

Check, Recheck, And Check Again

Use This Time To Check for Any Hoses or Connections that will prohibit the intake from lifting away.
Here are some of my pics with the upper intake removed:













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