Equinox 2005-2007, Torrent 2006-07

Exhaust Manifold

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Removal & Installation



Left Side
  1. Remove the three nuts attaching the exhaust crossover pipe to the left exhaust manifold.
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  3. Remove the EGR pipe bolts and gasket from the left exhaust manifold.
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  5. Remove the EGR valve bolts, EGR valve, and gasket from the upper intake manifold and remove the assembly from the engine.

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    Fig. Remove the bolts (3,5) holding the EGR pipe (4) to the EGR valve (1) to access the left exhaust manifold.

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  7. Remove the spark plug wires from the spark plugs.
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  9. Remove the spark plugs.
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  11. Remove the exhaust manifold heat shield bolts.
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  13. Remove the exhaust manifold heat shield.
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  15. Remove the exhaust manifold nuts.
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  17. Remove the exhaust manifold.
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  19. Remove the exhaust manifold gasket.
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  21. Remove the exhaust studs, if required.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the left side exhaust manifold

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To install:

  1. Clean the exhaust manifold and the cylinder head sealing surfaces.
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  3. Install the exhaust manifold studs. Tighten the exhaust manifold studs to 13 ft. lbs. (18 Nm).
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  5. Install the exhaust manifold gasket.
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  7. Install the exhaust manifold.
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  9. Install the exhaust manifold nuts, working from the center out to 12 ft. lbs. (16 Nm).
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  11. Install the exhaust manifold heat shield.
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  13. Install the exhaust manifold heat shield bolts. Tighten the exhaust manifold heat shield bolts to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
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  15. Install the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve gasket and the EGR assembly to the upper intake manifold.
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  17. Install the EGR valve bolts. Tighten the EGR valve bolts to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm).
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  19. Install the EGR pipe gasket and pipe to the left exhaust manifold.
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  21. Install the EGR pipe bolts. Tighten the EGR pipe bolts to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm).
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  23. Install the three nuts that attach the exhaust crossover pipe to the left exhaust manifold and tighten to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
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