Fix It Right! - Intake Manifold Gasket Replacement
Fix It Right! - Intake Manifold Gasket Replacement (S1E4)
Demonstrated on a 2004 Buick Century 3.1L V6 FWD.
In this video, we demonstrate how to perform an intake manifold gasket replacement on a front-wheel-drive 3.1L V6 engine, in this case in a 2004 Buick Century. This is a common point of failure on General Motors' 3.1L, 3.4L, and 3.8L V6 engines, which are used in a large number of passenger cars across most of GM's model lines.
*** DIY POSSIBLE, BUT TOUGH ***
This repair task should only be attempted by advanced DIYers.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please read the disclaimer text at the start of the video before attempting anything shown therein. Take your time, take care, and be safe!
About the "Fix It Right!" video series:
"Fix It Right!" is a series of how-to videos intended to give do-it-yourselfers basic instructions on proper vehicle repair and maintenance. All of our videos show real repairs being performed on real vehicles by real technicians in a real auto shop. (Repairs are filmed and shown with the permission of the vehicles' owners.) Although there may be more than one way to perform any particular repair (and in many cases there are lots of ways!) we try to focus on the methods that will be safest and most expedient for DIYers with limited access to tooling and equipment.
We will also occasionally be showing repair processes that are too complex or dangerous for DIY, or require specialized tooling, expertise, equipment, and/or certifications. Those episodes will highlight the importance of hiring a professional auto technician for tasks that are not DIY-friendly, and demonstrate why such tasks are best left to professionals.
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PART 1 of 3 How To Install Replace Lower Intake Manifold Gaskets GM 3.4L V6
If you are losing Coolant but don't know where it is going check to see if
your oil looks lighter brown and foamy if so you are getting coolant or
antifreeze in your oil and this can be one of the causes. This video is
applicable to the Pontiac Grand Am, model years 1999-2005.
1997 Nissan 2.4L Intake Gasket Replacement (Part 1) -EricTheCarGuy
In a way this is a sequel to the Nissan Altima Misfire Diagnosis Video. It
would have been a REALLY long video if I posted both together. In fact I
had to split this video into 2 parts as it is. This job isn't for the weak
at heart. It took me most of the day to get it done. Most of the issues
involve accessibility to the fasteners. Some are stuck down in there
pretty good. I'm told this is a common issue with the 2.4L engine so you
may run into this at some point. If you decide to do the repair yourself,
this video can walk you through the process. For now, sit back, and watch
me suffer. Here's some useful links for you.
Link to part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_G2BE0iYnE
Spill Free Funnel:
Bleeding a Cooling System: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUpXgAJ1gjU
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GM 3.8 Intake Manifold replacement. Removal the fast way WITH NOTES
this is the "Flat Rate " way to do a 3.8 liter upper and lower intake
manifold set. as you see it is not necessary to take off he serp belt,
alternator or tensioner assembly to remove the lower manifold. I recomend
having someone help when it is time to reinstall the manifold because it
can be tricky to lien up the coolant elbow and not mess up the lower
gaskets when reinstalling. Note that it is recomended to disconnect the
negative battery cable when doing any major repairs. This video is just to
show some guys that said that a lower manifold cant be pulled in way less
than 20 minutes, I know that I went over that , but I had some stuborn
injectors and Im a little out of practice. If you are going to do this
yourself and you are not a professional I recomend that you follow the
procedure in a service manual
How to Test Head Gasket
** Please see my other videos on this topic* Thx!
This video is intended for those who would like to know how to confirm a
damaged head gasket on a vehicle prior to making the decision to invest a
lot of money for repair. My apologies for the camera focus- next video I
will pay closer attention, but the information needed is viewable. Further
research should be done on the risks of overheating to the engine block and
such. This video is meant to simply show a 'how to' on the test method I
used quite often when professionally working on vehicles, the results of
which are based on chemistry and industry-standards of the time (1990's).
I hope you find this video useful. RI.
Dumb Things NOT To Do To Your Car
Scotty Kilmer, mechanic for the last 46 years, shows some of the dumb
things he's seen people do to their cars. And, If you like my car help, be
sure to watch my live car talk show every Saturday morning at 10 AM CST on
YouTube. I answer your car questions LIVE there. Just check it out at
eature=c4-overview . And remember, every TUESDAY I upload a new video, so
don't miss them.
3100 Engine Rebuild
Rebuilding a 3100 V6.... Repair cost was $1,200 using Re-man cam and crank.
How To Change A Bad / Blown Head Gasket 3400 GM Overheats Thermostat Intake Manifold No Heat 3.4
Tried bleeding the air from your 3400 GM engine and it still overheats?
Bad news. May be the head gasket or lower intake manifold gasket. Here
are a few checks you can perform to find out where the problem may be.
Signs of a bad intake manifold gasket. Leaking antifreeze behind the power
steering pump or by the water neck / thermostat housing. Out the sides of
the intake gasket. Milky oil, water coming inside the crankcase mixing
with the oil turning it into a milkshake.
Signs of a bad head gasket. You pull the radiator cap off when cold, you
rev up the engine and fluid shoots out the neck with force. Exhaust gases pressurizing the coolant. Also a
tell tale sign is while the engine is running the overflow bubbles
consistently. Try and bleed the air out with the bleeder. You get fluid
coming out and tighten it back down. Soon after you lose heat inside and
need to bleed the air out again. After the car has warmed up and shut off,
you hear a hissing noise. From the coolant or gasses coming out then will
slowly hiss quiet until the pressure is relieved.
Can't go over every scenario. Just ask questions here and we'll see about
finding out the solution.
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thermostat water pump gasket head intake manifold no heat water coming out
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Does Stop Leak Work? - EricTheCarGuy
Does Stop Leak Work? - EricTheCarGuy
As technicians we all have opinions based on our experiences and sometimes
the experiences of others, stop leak seems to be one of those things. In
my experience it really hasn't done much for me and I haven't seen it
perform any miracles but that's not to say that it hasn't at one time or
another. I welcome your responses on this topic and look forward to
hearing your opinions just be nice.
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Equinox 3.4L Blown Head Gasket
Diagnose and change your own head gasket and save a couple grand $$$. I did
the whole job for about $175 but you can do it for $75 without changing the
thermostat and water pump.
Fix It Right! - Differential Service
Fix It Right! - Differential Service (S1E1)
Demonstrated on a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4WD.
In this video, we demonstrate how to perform an oft-forgotten but important
maintenance procedure: servicing a vehicle's differentials. Most vehicle
manufacturers suggest that this process be performed on regular intervals -
usually 15,000 miles or one year, whichever comes first - and often after
certain events such as towing. Both removable-cover and drain-and-fill
differential styles are covered, and the instructions here also cover
transfer cases on 4WD vehicles as these are generally serviced via
Be sure to check your vehicle's owner's manual for specifics for your
vehicle, such as how often to perform this service and what fluids/oils to
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please read the disclaimer text at the start of the video
before attempting anything shown therein. Take your time, take care, and be
About the "Fix It Right!" video series:
"Fix It Right!" is a series of how-to videos intended to give
do-it-yourselfers basic instructions on proper vehicle repair and
maintenance. All of our videos show real repairs being performed on real
vehicles by real technicians in a real auto shop. (Repairs are filmed and
shown with the permission of the vehicles' owners.) Although there may be
more than one way to perform any particular repair (and in many cases there
are lots of ways!) we try to focus on the methods that will be safest and
most expedient for DIYers with limited access to tooling and equipment.
We will also occasionally be showing repair processes that are too complex
or dangerous for DIY, or require specialized tooling, expertise, equipment,
and/or certifications. Those episodes will highlight the importance of
hiring a professional auto technician for tasks that are not DIY-friendly,
and demonstrate why such tasks are best left to professionals.
Please click "like" on this video, as it encourages us to make more! If you
find this video helpful, we'd also appreciate it if you "favorite" it as
well. And, as always, subscribe to our channel for the latest news and
information on upcoming videos.
GM 3400 3.4 Liter 3.1 Chevrolet How to Fix and Replace An Intake Manifold Gasket
How to fix and replace an intake manifold gasket on a GM 3400 Liter engine.
These engines were put in a lot of various GM cars and suv's of the late
90's and early 00's Cars such as the:
Pontiac Montana Aztek Grand Am Grand Prix
Chevrolet Venture minivan Impala Malibu
Oldsmobile Silhouette Alero
Buick Rendezvous Century
Clear check engine light for less than 5 dollars
More Tutorials on my CHANNEL: http://www.youtube.com/user/moccina
*This video is an EXPERIMENT I wanted to try on my car, and is for
INFORMATIONAL purposes ONLY. This fix is for off-road use. The content
shown in this video is not intended to encourage emissions test cheating.
I enjoy the process of testing theory because you always learn something
new, regardless of the outcome.
Using a spark plug defouler kit, I install a "buffer" in between the
downstream oxygen sensor and the catalytic converter. Quite often,
frustrated car owners get the P0420 code for reasons other than a bad cat.
I have heard of people getting the code just because they removed the
converter and reinstalled it. It can also happen if you run your vehicle
out of gas etc... etc...
It is also common for car owners to get the P0420 code, replace the
converter, and both o2 sensors-- only to have the code come back after 1000
miles or so. This can be a very frustrating, time consuming and of
course-- expensive venture. Here is one way to resolve the issue. Good
luck and have fun!