Author: Todd Marcucci
The breather hose is quite frankly a bitch to remove. It took a small flathead screwdriver, a little effort, and a LOT of patience to get it off of the valve cover. Notice that the two connecting pipes are welded together; we recommend against removing the second since it's the coolant line to the throttle body. Simply disconnect the two ends of the breather pipe and you will be instructed later on what to do with them :)
Once the breather hose is take care of, "unsnap" the smaller hoses/wires that are clipped to the main pipe. It should then slide off the throttle body flange, and "unsnap" from the intake housing. Congratulations, you've accomplished the easiest part of the project.
At this point you should be able to pull upwards on the housing and remove it; there is a press-fit, thick rubber gasket between the down-pipe and the sheet metal, so it's a little tough. Just work it out and try not to get too physical with it. You should have something that looks like this now:
You can also yank out the rubber gasket, that is, if it didn't come out with the upper box. Now you're ready to remove the resonator.
Remove the Resonator?
This page last updated 4/3/01.