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How to Replace VVT Solenoid 11-16 Ram 1500

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How to Replace VVT Solenoid 11-16 Ram 1500

Created on: 2019-05-17

Watch this 1A Auto tutorial video to learn how to remove and replace a broken or defective variable valve timing solenoid on your 11-16 Dodge Ram 1500.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Air Filter and Engine Cover
    • Remove the electrical connector from the air intake tube
    • Loosen the clamp securing the air intake tube to the throttle body with an 8 mm socket
    • Remove the air intake tube from the throttle body
    • Place a rag into the throttle body to protect it from debris
    • Remove the engine hose from the air intake box
    • Release the four retaining clips on the air box cover
    • Remove the air box cover
    • Remove the air filter
    • Remove the engine cover by lifting it up and then pulling it out to release it from mounting prongs
  2. step 2 :Removing the Serpentine Belt and the Alternator
    • Loosen the negative battery terminal with a 10 mm socket
    • Remove the negative battery terminal and set it aside
    • Before removing the serpentine belt, draw or photograph the belt routing for replacing it.
    • Loosen the serpentine belt tensioner with the serpentine belt removal tool
    • Remove the serpentine belt from the alternator pulley
    • Release pressure on the belt tensioner
    • Remove the serpentine belt from the rest of the pulleys, and feed it around the fan to remove it completely
    • Remove the protective cap from the alternator wire terminal
    • Remove the 13 mm nut from the alternator wire terminal to remove the wire terminal
    • Disconnect the alternator electrical connector
    • Remove the two 15 mm alternator mounting bolts
    • Pry up on the alternator to remove it
  3. step 3 :Removing the Intake Plenum
    • Remove the engine air hose from the air box from its other connection by the oil filler
    • Remove the electrical connectors from the four passenger side fuel injectors
    • Remove the air hose from the brake booster
    • Remove the electrical connector from its mounting bracket at the rear of the driver side of the fuel rail
    • Disconnect the four electrical connectors on the driver side fuel injectors
    • Disconnect the fuel line from the driver side of the fuel rail
    • Disconnect the electrical connector at the top rear passenger side of the intake
    • Disconnect the hose with the red lock at the front driver side of the intake
    • Disconnect the electrical connector next to that hose
    • Pry off the wiring harness mounting bracket from the front of the intake
    • Pry off the hose mounting bracket at the front driver side of the intake
    • Remove the 13 mm nut securing the mounting bracket to the front of the engine
    • Remove the ten 8 mm intake mounting bolts
    • Pry open the mounting clip to remove the AC lines from the mounting bracket at the front of the intake
    • Remove the mounting bracket from the stud
    • Remove the electrical connector from the ECT sensor
    • Remove the 13 mm bolt to remove the mounting bracket from the front of the intake
    • Remove the electrical connector from the throttle body
    • Remove the wiring harness plastic mounting clip from the passenger side rear of the intake
    • Disconnect the electrical connector at the rear passenger side of the intake
    • Remove the intake
    • Fill the intake ports with clean rags to prevent debris from falling inside
  4. step 4 :Removing the VVT Solenoid
    • Disconnect the VVT solenoid electrical connector
    • Remove the 10 mm VVT solenoid mounting bolt
    • Twist and pull the VVT solenoid to remove it
  5. step 5 :Installing the VVT Solenoid
    • Insert the VVT solenoid
    • Secure it with the 10 mm bolt
    • Reconnect the VVT solenoid electrical connector
  6. step 6 :Replacing the Intake Plenum
    • Clean the areas around the intake ports by scraping with a razor blade, and then wiping with a rag coated in parts cleaner
    • Remove all 10 old gaskets from the intake
    • Install eight new intake port gaskets
    • Install the two additional gaskets in the intake
    • Remove the rags from the eight intake ports
    • Replace the intake carefully by moving the rear end into place first and then setting it down
    • Avoid disrupting the gaskets while moving it into place
    • Insert the ten 8 mm intake mounting bolts hand tight in the specified order
    • Bottom out the intake mounting bolts in the specified order, being careful not to over tighten
    • Torque the intake mounting bolts to 9 ft-lb in the specified order
    • Reconnect the electrical connector at the rear of the intake
    • Reconnect the wiring retaining clip at the rear of the intake
    • Reconnect the electrical connector at the top rear corner on the passenger side of the intake
    • Reconnect the four fuel injector electrical connectors on the passenger side
    • Replace the electrical connector on the mounting bracket at the rear driver side corner of the intake
    • Reconnect the four driver side fuel injector electrical connectors
    • Reconnect the fuel line to the fuel rail
    • Reconnect the breather hose to the PCV valve at the rear passenger side corner of the intake
    • Replace the AC line mounting clip on the AC lines
    • Replace the front mounting bracket onto the two mounting studs
    • Replace the 13 mm mounting bracket bolt into the intake
    • Replace the 13 mm mounting bracket nut on the stud
    • Replace the wire mounting clip on the upper intake area
    • Reconnect the ECT sensor electrical connector
    • Reconnect the throttle body electrical connector
    • Reconnect the electrical connector connecting to the piece at the top passenger side corner of the intake
    • Reconnect the hose next to it
    • Reconnect the plastic mounting clips for the open breather hose on the driver side of the intake
    • Reconnect the vacuum hose to the brake booster
    • Double check to verify all connections and mounting clips or mounts have been connected and secured
  7. step 7 :Replacing the Alternator and Serpentine Belt
    • Tap the alternator mounting bushings back to flush using a hammer and punch
    • Set the alternator down in place over the mounting bracket
    • Replace the two 15 mm alternator mounting bolts
    • Replace the alternator terminal cable onto the mounting stud
    • Secure the alternator terminal cable with the 13 mm nut
    • Reconnect the alternator electrical connector
    • Pass the serpentine belt over the fan
    • Replace the serpentine belt over the fan pulley, over the tensioner, and then over the crank pulley
    • Pull the belt slack over the alternator pulley
    • Use the serpentine belt tool to relieve pressure on the tensioner
    • Slide the passenger side of the belt between the alternator and fan pulley over the idle pulley, and release the serpentine belt tool slowly
  8. step 8 :Replacing the Air Filter and Engine Cover
    • Reconnect the air hose that passes over the intake to the location next to the oil filler
    • Replace the engine cover by inserting the rear prongs into grommets at the rear of the intake, then setting the grommets on the cover onto the prongs at the front of the intake
    • Remove the rag from the throttle body
    • Replace the engine air filter
    • Replace the intake air tube on the throttle body
    • Replace the air filter box cover
    • Replace the four retaining clips on the air filter box cover
    • Reconnect the air hose to the air box
    • Tighten the intake air tube clamp at the throttle body with an 8 mm socket
    • Reconnect the air sensor electrical connector
    • Reconnect the negative battery terminal with a 10 mm socket

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools

    Razor Blade / Gasket Scraper

    Hammer

    Center Punch

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

    Brake Parts Cleaner

  • Ratchets & Related

    Socket Extensions

    Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

    Pry Bar

  • Sockets - Metric

    Complete Metric Socket Set

  • Specialty Tools

    Serpentine Belt Removal Tool

    Plastic Fastener Remover

  • Wrenches - Metric

    8mm Wrench

Installation Video
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Hey friends, it's Len down at 1A Auto. Today we're going to be doing a VVT Solenoid on a 2016 Ram Bighorn. This is a 1500. If you need this part, or any other part, you can always come down to 1A Auto and check us out. Thanks.

So here we go. We got the hood up. We're going to come over here. What we're going to have to do is we're going to remove this air intake system right here. First, what I like to do is remove any electrical components to make sure that we don't put any tugs on any wiring. I'll just put it down and out of the way. We're probably going to have to move it again because we're going to have to relieve pressure from here. But anyway.

Our next step there's a clamp down here that holds the air intake system down to the intake right there. I'm going to grab my little 8 millimeter. If you have access to something like this with an extension, it might be helpful. If not, you can just try to get there. Either way, you're going to remove this clamp. We don't need to take it all the way off. We just need it to be loose enough to be able to get that air intake hose up off. You can also use a flathead screwdriver. It's all preferential. I like to use a socket. I'm going to grab it. Give it a little wiggle. Comes right up.

We'll take a peek inside. Just make sure that there's no dirt, debris, water, anything like that. We want to make sure that nothing gets in there also. So if you end up dropping a nut or a bolt, make sure that it doesn't get in there. I'm going to grab a rag. I'm just going to cover that real quick. We're going to come over here. We're going to remove that.

Some people say you don't need to cover it because the butterfly's closed anyway. That's up to you. Why risk it, right? Now come over here. I'm going to grab this hose. I'm going to try to wiggle it around, see if I can break it free. Here we are.

Next I'm going to relieve these clamps. If you have access to a small screwdriver or even a pry bar of some sort or a screwdriver, you can go ahead and do this. Basically we're just pulling the clamps away from the box itself. There should be one on the front, two on the side, and one on the rear. I can't see it, but I'm just going to try to see if I can grab it. There we are. I'm going to grab this. I'm going to push it this way while lifting up, and I'll show you why. Under here there's these holes. In the other part of the box there's little male ends. Those go into this side. That's the reason why I had to lift up and push over to slide those out.

Now we can take our system. We can remove it. We can also take a peek at this sensor while we're here. We'll just make sure that the connections aren't corroded or green or any funny color that they shouldn't be. Metal is always a nice color. You can look inside. You can see what the sensor is supposed to look like in there. If it looks like it's dirty, black, gunked up, you can either replace it or clean it with a special cleaner. That's a service for another day. I'll set this aside safely.

Next thing I like to do, some people won't say that you have to do this at all, but I do it. I'm going to get this air filter right out of the way. The reason for that is because while I'm working up here, if any dirt or debris falls in this part of the air filter, the air filter is not going to be filtering that because this is the side that the air comes sucked in through the air filter box, right in through here, comes up through your air filter. All these little fins right here, they collect your dirt and debris. Anything that's on this side, well, that's just getting sucked up into your engine. Let's be safe. We'll put it out of the way.

I'm going to grab this cover. It's going to be very simple. I'm just going to lift up. There we are. On the rear there's no things to lift up. That's kind of more of a pull out. Here we go. I'll show you under here. We've got two rubbers. Those go on to a prong right here. And there's another prong over here. The reason why I had to pull out is because there's prongs on the backside, and those go into the backside on the engine right there, or onto the intake I should say. We're going to set this aside. We'll move on to the next step.

So here we go. We got that removed over there. We're going to come over to the battery side, making sure that the key's in the off position or completely out of the ignition preferably. We're going to come over to the negative battery terminal, which is the side opposite than the red. We're going to use a 10 millimeter. We're going to turn this nut counterclockwise to remove the negative battery terminal from the battery and set it aside, making sure that it can't come free from wherever you put it and hit up against this negative.

Once you start removing this, you don't want to go off, on, off, on, off, on, off, on a whole bunch of times. Basically just take it off, get it away, keep it away. When it's time to put it back on, you might feel a little bit or you might see in here a little bit of an arc. Don't get worried and take it back off and then try to go again. Just put it right on, okay?

Now we're going to be very careful, making sure that this is, the positive's completely covered. You don't want to touch anything from the negative to the positive. If you're using some sort of extension with a long ratchet or whatever you've got, and you bring this down and you touch the positive, well, you're going to arc it out, you're probably going to weld the two, all the pieces together, maybe even get a little zap. So I'm going to get my ...

The reason why I'm removing the negative and not the positive, let me just get this off here real quick, and I'll continue that. There we go. Set this right aside. Excuse me. The reason why I removed the negative and not the positive is because if I was removing the positive, and I happened to touch my ratchet onto here if it was longer, well then we're going to do the same thing is basically touching from here to here. I'm going to go like this. I might touch it to a ground of some sort, and which is going to cause an arc, possibly blow a fuse, mess up your electrical system.

We don't want any of that. Let's just be safe. We're going to go with the negative. Now there's no juice going to the truck. So you can go in, try to turn on your radio. You can do whatever you want. Sorry, your music's not going to work. You disconnected the battery. Here we go. We're going to move on to the next step.

Next we're going to take the serpentine belt off. It's this right here, a little rubber. You want to pay attention to the way that it's in here. If you have a cellphone, you can snap a picture of it, or you can draw it if you're an artist. That's fine too. Or even just look at this video a couple times. I'm sure it'll show you how to do it. Here we go.

I'm going to try to put this little tool right here, which is basically just the same as a 3/8 ratchet. You can either use this tool, or you can use a 3/8 ratchet. Since I paid money for the tool, I'm going to go ahead and try that. There's a little spot down inside the tensioner that this slides right into. Let me get this geared up. Now I can relieve pressure from the tensioner and grab this serpentine belt. I'm going to just pull it down off the alternator pulley.

Now I'm going to carefully relieve pressure of the tool, so it doesn't come slapping up and slam my hands into anything. You want to be careful not to get into a pinch point. I'm going to try to remove the tool. Notice my little piece is stuck in there. That's okay. Just going to get mad about it, and see if I can break it free. I can even try to bonk it with my tool. It'll just fall and hit the ground I'm sure, which is okay. I got to hit it. Get that out of the way. Don't want to lose it. Nice. All right.

Now we're going to take the serpentine belt off. I'm going to come around this way. Basically I'm just removing it from all the pulleys as much as I can see from this angle, and then I'm going to go ahead and I'm going to move my stool so I can get to the rest of it. Let's see. All right.

Now what's holding us on is the fan clutch. This might be a little bit difficult for some people to deal with, but all I'm going to do is I'm going to take this serpentine belt, I'm going to push it in up behind the fan that's up inside here, being very careful. It's just plastic, so it shouldn't cut me, but there could be sharp edges. Yours might be metal. If you have any sharp edges, just please be very careful. Safety first. I'm just going to take it. I'm going to try to put it up and over the fan, just like this. While my hands are in there I'm going to carefully spin the fan, which will walk the belt down and around. Now I'm going to see if I can pull it. Let's see if this worked. And I pull gently of course.

Now we've moved our serpentine belt. Okay. Now we're going to remove the alternator. Make sure our rag's still on there can get moved around. There's a little plastic cover right here. Just push that down and out of the way. This shows us this nut right here. We have the battery disconnected so we don't have to worry about touching this on anything.

We're going to use a 13 millimeter wrench. Or if you have access to a half inch, that would work as well. We're going to turn it to the left. Since I'm working from the front, and generally speaking if I was taking it off, I would be coming from the other side here, I'm going to be working in reverse. So I'm going to be turning to the right. If you're like, "Len said left but he's turning right." Well, that's because I'm working from the other side.

I'm just going to loosen it up. We're going to remove this nut. That's what it looks like. Very nice. Put it someplace where I can find it. I'll move this cable from the back of the alternator. Set it aside. The battery's disconnected so you don't have to worry about it arcing out. I'm going to take my small pocket screwdriver. There's a little red clip right here. This is a lock to this. So all I'm going to do is I'm going to stick it in, slide that just like that. It's very simple. I just separated it and pushed it.

Now there's a little push button right here. I'm going to show you with that screwdriver right there. You can use your thumb, can use your small screwdriver, whatever you've got. I'm going to hold on to the assembly or the little connector. I'm just going to use my small screwdriver. I'm going to try to push it in, wiggle this around. Now that I've got this disconnected, I'm going to look inside, look for any funny colors. When it comes to vehicles like this, you don't want to have any rainbow colors. So just look for the metal color. We'll set that aside so it can't get crushed or broken. Feel around. I don't feel any other connectors back there so that's nice.

Now we're going to go ahead and we're going to remove our two mounting bolts for the alternator. To do that we're going to be using a 15 millimeter socket, and I'm going to be using a 3/8 drive wrench ... ratchet, sorry. I'm just going to go ahead and turn it to the left. Yeah, feels good. Nice and loose. I'm going to try to come over here, put it on the second one. It's hiding. Okay, a little hide-and-seek. It's a fun game. Everybody played it, hopefully. There we go. I get that loosen up.

Now if we want, we can try to grab these by hand, continuing to turn to the left counterclockwise. I'm going to remove that one bolt. There we are. Set that aside. This one's going to be a little bit harder for me to grab onto with my hands. See if I can weasel my hand in there and grab it. Yeah, looks like I can. Currently I'm a little bit of a contortionist so that's kind of neat. I guess you kind of have to be to work on cars. There we are.

There's the second bolt. If we want we can compare them. They're both the same. So which one's which? Who cares. There we go. We can try to wiggle this. You're going to notice it's stuck. I'll show you why. Right over here, there's a little crush washer essentially. So when we're putting this back in, what we're going to do is this piece right here, that's kind of almost rusty looking, we're going to try to push this into the alternator a little further and out this direction. And that's so this falls in nice and easy. Then once we tighten this up, it's going to slide this piece back through the alternator and right up against here.

So for right now, what we're actually going to do is I'm going to grab a small pry bar or if you have a screwdriver, not this, something a little bigger and heftier because I could probably bend this with my hand, I'm going to go right here. I'm going to try to pry it up. See if I can wiggle this alternator. Lift it up and out, being very careful not to cut any of these lines right here. These are very important. So I'm going to grab that pry bar and we'll move along.

So I got my pry bar. All right. I could probably go with a longer one if I want to, but let's just go with the size that we need. I'm going to come under here, up against the alternator. This is the alternator bracket. This is part of the engine really. It kind of just mounts on. But anyway, it's strong enough to pry against. There we go. It's lifting up fairly easily. Okay, that's as high up as it wants to go at that point. We could try to grab it, wiggle it, shake it, pull it out. If it doesn't come out, we'll have to stick our pry bar down in between here.

Well, let's try this first. I'm going to be very careful of any pinch points. I'm not going to grab right here where my ... This is going to move up and down and pinch me. Safety first. And see if I can wiggle it. It doesn't want to wiggle. Like I said, we'll just pry it. It's trying. Here we go. Come on baby. Oh yeah. I love it. And now we've removed our alternator.

Now we're going to move on to the next step. What it's going to be a little bit of compressed air, if you have access to it, or you can use a little broom. Essentially what I want to do is make sure I'm wearing my safety glasses, gloves obviously. I'm going to take a little bit of compressed air, and I'm going to blow along the top of my engine. The reason for that is as you can tell, well, looks like there's a mouse in the house. While the cat's away, the mice are going to play, aren't they? All this.

Anyway, we want to get this out of here because once we start getting everything apart, there's going to be openings going into the engine. We want to make sure that no debris can get inside. So let's get as much of this out of here as possible. If you haven't covered this yet, cover it please. If you haven't removed your air filter because you're like, "I don't want to do that extra step Len," remove it please. Here we go. Safety glasses on. Use a little bit of air.

I'm just going to come all the way around. I'm not in too much of a rush, so I can spend as much time as I want. I just want to make sure that everything's removed from the top that could fall down into the engine. Anything that falls in the engine could potentially cause engine failure and then we're kind of wasting our time doing all this. So let's keep moving. Get it all blown off. We got this right here. This is going to be in the way to lift it up.

So all I'm going to do is I'm going to grab it and see if I can slide it out of this little tube that it's hanging out in. There we are. Can tell there's two different ends. We can't mix that up, right? All we want to remember is that when we put it in, it goes this direction and not, I don't know, like this, like a snorkel. It's not a snorkel, okay guys. Put it aside.

Here we go. Now we're going to disconnect the fuel injectors. All right, to do that I'm going to lift up on this little red tab using my small screwdriver. If it doesn't want to pull up easy, just kind of work it. It's got to come up, so I'm going to have to do it. You can cry about it if you want, but it's going to get done.

Next what I'm going to do, I'm going to find this little push clip right here, which is underneath that red thing, right here. You're going to want to just push it in. Once you push it in, just hold your wires, give them a nice tug and twist. Each one that you pull off, you're going to always look inside. Make sure there's no funny colors. Pretty much every electrical connector, just do it. We're going to do the same for all four going down the line. We're going to go over the other side of the engine, do the four on the other side, and we'll move on to the next step.

Here we go. We're on the driver's side now. There's a couple things in the way. We're going to have to remove this anyway, so all I'm going to do is I'm going to grab this hose and try to twist it. See if I can break it free from the brake booster. If I can't, I can try to use my small screwdriver. Once again, this tool is so handy. I'm just going to try to pry. If you need to use a little bit of penetrant, you could do that. Basically all I'm trying to do is just separate this hose from the sensor. If I can't do that, well, then I'll come to the engine side.

Let's see. Come on. There we are. Check the condition. If you see any tears, rips, cracks, just go ahead and order this part right here. You need this. This is vacuum, goes from your intake, creates vacuum, going to your vacuum booster for your braking system. Super important. So if this is in poor condition, just replace it.

Now that that's out of the way, we're going to come over. We're looking for our fuel injectors. Let's get back on track. Here's our fuel injector. That's going to be a little hard to get to, isn't it? Well, the good thing is is they make these fuel injectors so they can pivot a little bit. There we are. I can get a little bit better of a view and see if I can come in, somehow, and try to get under that red. I try to carefully lift it. I say carefully. There we are.

I remember doing the other side. I remember the little push is right underneath that red. I'm going to pull. Nice. I'm just going to come down the line, do the other three, and we'll move along to the next step. Okay, we're on the last one. I'm just lifting up on that clip. Squeeze this with my fingers. There we are. Looks good. I've got all the fuel injectors disconnected. We can try to push those wires back and out of the way. And the same on the other side after we do this.

I'm going to grab this right here. Be aware it feels like it goes. It doesn't feel like that has to be disconnected, but we do have to get it unplugged from the intake. So if you want to just lift it, it should come right up. We'll just slide that out of the way, just like that. So that's going to get clear now. We've got this hose. We want to make sure that we get this up and out of the way. There's a little connector here. All it does is just slide over that it's easy. Sorry. Just quick, quick about it.

I'm going to see if I can remove this right here without trying to break the ear off or the intake. If it doesn't come off with a pocket screwdriver, we'll just grab another tool, we'll come back to that in a second. While I'm still up here I'm just going to go ahead and go this way. I'm going to take a look at this connector. This is what it looks like. I can twist it. Okay, let's see how this puppy works. It can't go like that. So, let me go like that. Get that up and out of the way.

Now there's two prongs. There's one right here. One up there. What I'm going to do is I'm going to try to squeeze those in and then back. So it's going to basically come out the backside here. I'm going to go in. See if I can get it pushed back with just one. The next one I'm going to try to use this pocket screwdriver. I want to do the same thing. There we are.

So that just took the lock off this fuel line right here. Now when we pull on this, there's going to be fuel that comes out. We're making sure that we're wearing our safety glasses, we're wearing our gloves. We're just going to give it a little pull. Yeah, see, fuel came out, sprayed all over the place. Wearing safety glasses I'm safe. My beard's going to smell a little bit like fuel later. That's okay. I'm a grease monkey.

There we go. We'll come over to the top up here. There's another electrical connector. This one what I'm going to do is there's a little prong right here in the center. I'm going to squeeze with my thumb. Give this a little wiggle. I can even give a little push, help it along. That's out of the way. We'll just check this. This comes over, connects back into where the intake is, so we don't have to remove this. This comes up and over the intake, but it's part of the fuel rail. The fuel rail is all mounted to the intake so we don't have to remove any of those, so that's nice.

Get all the little wires out of the way. I'm just going to tuck them underneath in between the wiring harness and the valve cover. This is the valve cover by the way. I'm just going to see about trying to remove this one. It's going to be a little bit hard for you to see, hard for me to see too because I'm trying to show you, but there's a little push pin right here. There's going to be one over there. Basically we're going to squeeze those together, and try to lift this up.

There we are. That's the lock. It's kind of like that one over there, a little different but the same general idea. Slide it right up and out of the way. We've got another one of those little hook clamps, just a little C, just slides over, it goes over the hose. We've already established how that works. It's pretty easy. It's going to keep moving the rag around. We're going to keep covering it back up as much as possible. It's okay if it comes off and you're, whatever. We'll just make sure it's cleaned up before we put it back together.

We've got this off. We've got wiring that comes up to here. We've got this hose. So what we'll do, let's see. I'm going to see how this little clip comes off real quick. I feel like if I just give myself a little bit of slack with the wiring, squeeze on this. Okay. Let's see. This one's a fighter. It's okay. All right. All I did because I had a hard time squeezing on this to get it to lift up, just because the angle, maybe you can do it and that's cool, but basically you squeeze, it lifts up this little flap right here, and that's the lock for it. If you can't, just coming from the backside like I did, try to weasel yourself in, in between the side of it and the connector, and then just twist and pull.

We've got an electrical connector. What do we always do? We check it. No funny colors. Looks good. Nice. We are cranking. We just need our little fork tool here, fork tool there. We'll move on to the next step. We've got our little fork-y tool. You can use whatever you've got. This is what I have, and I like to use it. Paid good money for it. I'm just going to ...

As you can tell, it's a little hard to take out, and that's just because all these little teeth right here. So it's just going to want to fight with you. Just keep trying. You might want to just break it off. Don't because you need this to try to go back together so it can be secured. So just deal with it, fight with it, and win that battle. There we are. We still got plenty of good teeth on there, so when we go to put it back together, just going to push right in. I'm not going to do it now because I don't want to be fighting again. I'm going to move on to this side and do the same thing. Just try to pry it out of there. Nice. Okay.

We'll just set this aside so we don't lose it. We have to make sure everything we take off, we remember where it goes back in, okay? It's going to be hard to remember. We can do it. We're a team, you and me. All right, let's get down ...

Next what we're going to do, we're going to remove this nut right here. It's a 13 millimeter head. I'm going to use a long 13 millimeter socket, six point with my ratchet. I'm turning to the left obviously. I'm just going to remove that nut. Come on baby. Getting close. There it is. And put it aside where I can find it. Now we're going to start removing our intake bolts. Here we go.

Now we're going to remove our intake plastic so we have to go on a specific order. To remove it, we're going to start in the center here. We're going to go number one, which would be in front of this. Number two is behind it. Number three is actually this one right here. Number four would be the one that's closest to the one we just took out originally, the first one, so this is number four. Number five, we're going to jump over here.

Number six would be ... Let's see if I can find it. It would be essentially the one that's the next one down, so I believe it's right about here. I can't see it from this view, but it would, should you be right behind here. Seven, the far forward I guess passenger side, far forward driver's side. Then we're going to go far rear, driver's side, that's number nine. Ending with number 10 all the way in the back far rear passenger side.

It's up to you if you want to go in that order. It's recommended to go that way because it is a plastic intake. Installing it, you need to go in order. De-installation you should go in order. I'm not going to say not to. You do you boo-boo, but we're going to go in order. I'm going to start with number one. I'm going to grab my tool, and we'll do it. Here we go, number 10. It should do it. Come on baby. Oh yeah. There we are. Oh a little moisture back there. Doesn't smells like fuel. Looks like oil to me. We obviously have some kind of oil getting in from up there. We'll check that out once we get this up.

Now, when I was removing these, some of the bolts didn't want to come out fully. Instead of risking cracking the intake manifold, I'm just going to take the risk of lifting up with them still in the manifold. You want to make sure you pay special attention to the fact that they stay in there and they don't come falling off into the engine and down into any of the ports. We don't want anything to fall into these ports, okay guys? So just please, pay attention.

I'm going to see if I can grab this and wiggle it. Okay, that's coming loose. Feels like maybe something might still be holding up in the front here. I'm going to take a look and I know exactly what it is. I'm going to get down, and pardon my crying because, oh, here we go. Look at this. We still have our AC lines attached to this bracket. So even though I'm lifting up on the intake, they're kind of getting held, and we have the bracket right here. Once we disconnect this, we're going to try to lift on the intake, slide this out. If that doesn't work, we can go ahead and unattach the bracket itself from the intake area. But hopefully we don't have to. Let's try without doing that.

I'm just going to try to get in here. I'm going to see what's holding it on. Okay. All right, I'm going to grab my small screwdriver, like this. There we are. Now try to pull these out of there. These are your air conditioning lines. You want to make sure that you don't mess around too much with these. You don't want to shake them around too, too much. If you take this cap off, underneath there, there's a little valve stem. We don't need to worry about that. That's not for us for today. But basically you want to make sure that you don't move these around too much and shake anything free. This is under pressure. All right. Wear your safety glasses, just in case, god forbid something bad happens because we are moving things around here.

I'm going to grab this bracket. I'm going to try to pull it off this stud. I'm going to do it by hand hopefully. There we are. Moves fairly easily. That's nice. Okay. It feels like our intake's ready to come off. Now what I'm going to do is I'm going to climb up. I'm going to see if I can lift it up and out. And then hopefully there'll be somebody there to catch it on the way out.

Here we go. Moment of truth everybody. We're hoping that we disconnected all of our wiring. When I'm up in here, I'm making sure that wherever my feet are, I'm going to have to use them to secure myself while I'm lifting. I want to make sure I'm not stepping on anything that's electrical or fragile or anything like that. I found some pretty good spots to put my feet. I'm going to grab this. I'm going to try to come straight up a little bit. I'm going to get this line out of the way. Okay, right here. And see if I can, I don't know, I'll put it over here, wherever, under my leg, I don't know. I don't know. We'll see. Whatever. Here we go.

And coming up, I'm paying attention to anything that's electrical. Sometimes you'll get a wire like this one, it's hanging on, doing a little fishing and wants to stay. But I said it's time to go. So we're going to have to take a look. Looks like we got a couple things that are hanging on still. What I'm going to do is I'm going to take out this one bolt right here, right there, and then I'm going to disconnect this right here, and hopefully get all this wiring right out of the way.

All right, so here we go. Let's take this off right here. And that just makes it so when we get this bracket down, we can slide it out in between here and right out of the way. Now I'm going to come over here. We can see when we lift we're getting a little tug on this wire right here. That goes down to the ECT sensor. So I'm going to remove the lock, which basically is just lifting it up, like that, right in the center. Like always, there's a little prong you push in. Slide it right up. Electrical tech connectors, we like to make sure that they're nice and clean. I keep saying it over and over and over and over. That's how I was taught so that's how I'm going to teach you.

Now we're going to remove this bolt head right here. It's a 13 millimeter. You can do it while it's down low or you can do it while it's up high, whatever you want to do. This way is easier for me, so I'm not bending over too much. There is our bolt. Set it aside. We've got our little bracket. It's almost ready to come out. We just need this one right here. Use our handy screwdriver again. There we are.

Take a look. I'm going to use the same screwdriver. I'm going to come under here, lift up on that. I'm going to hold up the intake with one hand, pull this out. I don't need to say it. We're just looking. Okay, looks good. We're going to take this, set it over and out of our way. So here's our holes. These could be considered the holes of doom. If you drop anything inside there, you're going to be wishing you hadn't, so let's not, all right? Let's see what we can do about getting this puppy up.

Okay. It feels like maybe we have one more thing maybe somewhere in the back holding us. I'm looking at that wiring harness back there. It looks like maybe there's a clip holding it in. So we're going to have to see about getting back there. Just pay attention nothing gets in here, okay? I'm going to say it again. You don't want to buy yourself an engine. All right.

So right here is where the wiring harness is connected to it. I'm just going to take my little fork and see if I can find it. I'm shooting blind here. Let's see if I could push it off, grab it with my hand. Ah, there we are. That came free. I'm just going to feel around now. Okay, I got my little tool under here, just going to try to lift that up and out of the intake. It's just a plastic intake. We want to be careful. If you can't get it up and out, well, you're going to have to make a decision on what you're going to do. I'm just going to try my darndest here for the purpose of this video, but there's always a plan B, and that's your prerogative.

Looks like it's almost up. So close. All I'm going to do is I'm just going to try to tap this and work it out. There we go. It's lifting. Nice. Let's see if I can feel is there a sensor. Feels like a sensor of some sort. I'm just going to wing it. Can't see anything. Okay. Let's see if I can push in. There must be a push clip here. I'm going blind. I wish I had my mirror. I don't. Where is it? I think I feel it. I'm going to go right about here I hope. Come on baby. There, there.

So there's the red lock. We're going to want to grab on to that. We're going to push it downward. That should move it out of the way, and then we can squeeze. All right, don't mind the cracked mirror. It's because I looked at it earlier, and well, you seen me.

So I got my little pocket screwdriver here, and I apologize about a three hour long video. I'm really trying here, working in a mirror is not the funnest. What I'm trying to do is I'm just trying to unlock this, which it should be fairly basic, just pushing down that red. I'm going to see if I got it down far enough to unlock that. Now I'm going to try to squeeze it in and pull the connector down. At least that's my plan. So I grab it. It doesn't feel like ...

Here we are friends. This is our nightmare. Something this small and little. Now you don't want this to fall inside that intake, right down into your engine. So I'm just going to put it someplace like the trash where I won't have to look at it again. Just kidding. I'm going to put it up with the rest of my stuff, and I'll seriously think about if I want to put it back in. I might not. I might just superglue the stupid thing.

Now hopefully there's a spot that I can squeeze on this thing. I know we keep saying round one, round two, round three, round four. I don't know what round we're on anymore. So let's just do it. Let's just do it. Abracadabra man. Oh my god, here we go. Oh, okay. I'm waiting for the applaud everybody. All right.

Okay, everybody it's allergy season. I got my tissues. I'm coming under here. We got our intake off. We want to take a look. Look at this mess. This is ridiculous. Somebody lives here rent-free. I don't know. We're not going to deal with that. We're not going to take it. Okay. What we want to do is make sure all these holes are plugged up. I'm going to use something as simple as a rag, and I'm going to make sure that it's something that whatever it is that I use is something that I can grab. In case it goes too far in, I'll be able to grab it and pull it right back out. Anything we put it in needs to come right back out. You want to make sure that no dirt, debris, acorns, whatever might be under there and how much, why, I don't know if it's an acorn to you, but it's an acorn to me. Maybe you call it a b-corn or a c-corn or who knows.

You can get these in there. Okay. I'm going to do all these holes the same. And then I'm going to take something as simple as a vacuum cleaner. I'm going to clean up somebody else's mess. And I'm used to doing that. I got kids. All right. I'm just going to vacuum it all up once I get these all plugged up, and then we'll be all set to move along. All right Winston, let's crank this baby up. There we go. Get all our rags in there. Oh, looks pretty great. We'll do it again in a minute. Okay.

Now we could take this a couple different ways. We can go ahead with a razor blade. We can clean up all this and then clean it again with a rag once we get off the majority of this crud. Or we can skip right ahead and get to the task at hand of replacing our part. We'll get down, we'll make a choice, and we'll go from there, all right?

Here we go. We found where it goes into. It's basically going to go right into there. There's one mounting bolt, one mounting hole, one clip, one in there. Awesome. We've done a preliminary inspection of what we're going to be replacing. We're wearing our safety glasses as always. I'm going to try to remove the red lock by pulling it up away, you just saw it I hope because I'm not doing it again. Or I will if people put in their comment box. I'm just kidding.

Now pull that off. Taking a look. Looks great. Wonderful. This right here just moves out of the way. I don't have to worry too much about it. We're going to use a 10 millimeter right there. I got it on my ratchet. There we go. Feels nice and loose. There's our bolt. We're going to put it up where we can find it. Get our tool out of the way. I'm just going to lift this up. I'm going to lift it up again. See if I can work this.

It's spinning a little bit. It's starting to come out. I'm going to give it a little bit of help with my handy-dandy screwdriver. Be amazed how much these things come in handy. There we are. Just going to see if I can weasel it out. If I can't, I might have to get this harness out of the way. Maybe I'll just lift it like this. Or maybe I'll just see if I can get it out of the way. There we are. Okay. All I did was lift that up. It's just a little stud, fairly easy. You didn't miss anything. Pull it out. We'll notice there's one little o-ring gasket right there.

Okay everyone. We're just going to do a quick product comparison. We have our old VVT solenoid variable. Try that again. Okay everyone. We're going to do a quick product comparison. We have our old VVT solenoid and our new quality 1A Auto part right here. VVT basically stands for variable valve timing solenoid. Now that that's over with we're going to go ahead and take a look at the two in comparison.

You can see that we have the same amount of prongs in there. That's for our wiring. We got our lock. We've got one mounting area. Both have the gasket. You need that. So if yours doesn't have it on there, if it looks like it's cracked for some reason, you're going to want to make sure that you replace it. As you can tell, it looks like it matches up 100%. If you need this part or any other part, you can always come down to 1aauto.com. Thanks.

Here we go. We got our new VVT. We have a little gasket here. If you happen to have a little bit of oil or anything like that, you could put it on and around there. That'll help it along. Could use a little bit of penetrant if you wanted to. I'm just going to go like this. If it seems like it's sticking, you can just kind of wobble it side to side. See if I can push it in. There we are.

I'm going to grab my bolt. It's a nice, small one. Grab my ratchet. Now put it on forward tightening, whatever you want to call it. Bottomed it out. Give it a little bit, give it a little wiggle. It feels good. All right. We're going to take our clip. We got our lock. The lock faces down. I heard a click, click. Secure that down. Make sure everything else is secure while we're here. Why not, right? It feels good. There we are. This right here is basically just an insulator. Perfect.

Now we can go ahead. If you have access to a razor blade, something along this line so you can call it whatever you want. Basically what you're going to do is making sure that you have our rags still in here so we can catch whatever we can. We're just going to go like this. I'll show you what the razor blade looks like in one second. And you'll see the reason why we did this. Look at that, nasty.

So if we didn't clean these up and we left all this crud on there, we're going to go ahead and we're going to put our intake with our brand-new gaskets onto this, with all this crud right along where the gaskets are supposed to ride. And you have to ask yourself, how good of a seal it's going to make? I'll just answer it for you. It's not going to make a very good seal at all. That's just basic.

We're going to do that to all of these. We're going to go around one, two, three, four, all the way around. It's going to take a little bit of time. You can take your time on it. You do want them to be clean. After you get the majority of this crud off, you're going to keep those in. Grab another rag, use a little bit of parts cleaner, whatever you have. Put it directly on the rag. Make sure you don't inhale the vapors from it. It's very toxic I'm sure. It doesn't matter what kind you get. I'm sure it's toxic.

And then you're just going to take it and you're going to go around all these again. Get it as clean as you can, okay everybody? We want to make sure these are clean. We need a proper seal. If you have a little bit of a leak here, you're going to have air getting sucked into your engine that's not getting metered, it's not getting filtered. It's just going to be bad. We want a good seal. So let's do this right everybody, okay? Here we go.

Okay. So I did the whole razor blade thing, went around everywhere. I made quite a mess of all the little flakies and gunk drops. Now I got my vacuum out again. I'm just going to try to clean up my mess that I made. I'm like that. If I make a mess, I like to try to clean it up. So here we go.

All right friends, I got this all cleaned up. I vacuumed it up. I tried to pick up as much of my mess as possible. I'm going to take a clean rag. I'm going to use a little bit of parts cleaner. I'm going to put the parts cleaner directly on the rag and I'm going to clean up all the metal areas. I can even try to get a little bit inside here, try to get up some of this crud that's down inside there with the parts cleaner. I'm not going to be talking at all while I'm doing this because I want to try to inhale the least amount of these vapors as possible. Essentially more than likely I'm going to be holding my breath through the most of it. Here we go. Here we go. Okay. That's our last one. Oh man. Right.

I got those pretty cleaned up. Everything looks good along where the seals are going to be riding. Not going to get too much cleaner than that. I'm really not going to worry about getting too much cleaner than that. Now we're going to go ahead over to the intake and we're going to go on that part.

We've got our intake. We worked hard of taking it out. Now we want to work hard and making sure it goes back in properly. Go ahead and replace these gaskets. If you have access to them, you got a little bit extra cake, it's super important. Some people will say, "Len, I'm just going to clean these up? They look fine." Yeah, maybe they look fine, but maybe they're dry, maybe they're brittle, maybe they're cracked and you just don't know. Then you're going to be doing this all over again. So you can watch my video again. That would be nice. Make sure you like it again too.

I'm going to grab the gasket, pull it out of here. I'm going to do the same thing, all eight of these. You'll notice that there's two other gaskets. There's one here, a little wonky looking one. It's kind of cute. This one right here, same thing. We're going to take all these gaskets out, and then we're going to go ahead, we're going to take another rag, or whatever you have access to, a little bit of parts cleaner. We're going to try to come up in here and just get off some of this crud.

We don't want to spray stuff directly into here. Maybe you do want to, but you don't want to. Just spray it on the rag. Try not to breathe in the vapors, like I said before, and then just give it a little scrub. This is why, I'll just show you real quick. It gets worse when you actually use some parts cleaner. You'll see.

Here we go. I got one. I'm just going to go around. I'm going to do them all. We got our little kit right here with a whole bunch of new ones. These are nice and pretty and they're not hard. See, get that puppy out of there. We got all our gaskets. We can dispose of those properly. We want to make sure that they're disposed of properly. We're going to take a little bit of our parts cleaner. We're wearing our safety glasses. We don't want to go like this up close to our face, spray it. It comes back, hits us on the face. Protect your eyes, protect your hands. The stuff getting into your skin is no good, getting into your eyes really no good.

Here we go. I'm just going to spray some on there directly. See about cleaning out some of this crud in here. Getting pretty nasty. Oh yeah, oil boy. We have to turn the rag around here in a second. I think all I'm doing is spreading the goodness.

I used my nice clean white rag, and I cleaned out all these, all right, as good as I could. I could've probably done a little better. People might look at it and be like, "You missed a spot." You know what? It is what it is. I tried. So I got all the gaskets out. I cleaned inside as good as I could. I'm looking at all the fuel injectors, making sure that none of the holes look like they're plugged up. If it looks like they're plugged up, or they're black, or anything like that, now would be the time to replace these. I mean, it really wouldn't be too hard. We've got it all out. You could do it while it's still in the vehicle. That would be okay too. But we're here. I looked at them. They look fine.

Next what I want to do is I want to take my razor blade. I'm going to go along here, keeping it flat, just like this. The reason why I'm doing this is to make sure that there isn't anything that's stuck on the outsides that aren't on the inside that I just cleaned out. If there's like any big mounds of anything on the outside, that might keep this from sitting flush. So even though I got my nice, beautiful new gaskets in there and I just spent a little bit of money on them and I want to make sure I did it right, if I have something that's sticking up in between here and the engine, it's going to hold it up and away, and this won't make a proper seal. So I might as well just throw it in the trash.

We're just going to take our razor blade. We'll spend another minute. We'll go like this. You don't need to press hard. You definitely don't need to go like this, like you're trying to cut into it. We don't want to cut into it. We just want to skim across the top. Get off anything that might be there that isn't supposed to be there. We'll just do this to all eight of these.

Here's the part that we're going to start installing all of our rubber gaskets. We've got two of these. They're both pretty much the same. You can see that there if you turn them, they may be a little bit different, but they're generally the same. You can see the way they are. One side's a little bit bigger and then the other side's smaller. One side's a little bit bigger, a little bit smaller.

We just want to look at these. We're going to find the side that looks like it's a little bit bigger and a little bit smaller and work it out that way. I mean they might look pretty even to you, and who knows maybe they are actually pretty even. It might just be an optical illusion from where I'm sitting. But I'm just going to see if it fits. Nice. Go down here. See if this one fits. Also nice.

So now we're left with all these. Where do they go? Well, you know where they go. They go right along here. We're just going to push these in. They have these little kind of bump outs on them. That's essentially just to kind of hold them. If you wanted to, you could try putting a little bit of silicone around these, just to kind of lube them up. It's really up to you. It's preferential. Do you need to? I would say no. If you want to, I'm also not going to tell you no, because you do you boo-boo.

What could happen if you don't have them all the way pressed in, let's say you go kind of like that, and you got a little flippy do kind of just hanging out and it's not in, I don't know, it looks like it's in, but it's not. I'm moving along. I'm not paying attention. I'm in a rush. It's getting cold outside and dark. I grab this. I go put it up on the engine. Let's say somehow this thing even just stayed in like it is, but I go to put it on the engine, and it goes like this, or it goes like this, or it goes anywhere but not where it's supposed to go. You can imagine what's going to happen. We're going to suck air, dirty air straight into the engine. You won't even probably get to that point because as soon as you start it up, your check engine light's going to turn on, you're going to have a misfire like crazy, and the thing's probably just going to be spitting and sputtering and you're going to be crying because you're going to take this all back part again.

Now that we got them all in, we'll just go, make sure that we haven't missed anything. We're just going to press all these in. Make sure that they look good. They're not twisted, bent, ripped, missing inside your scrap pile. See that one kind of felt like it was coming out a little bit.

We're back up top. We got the intake nice and cleaned off down there. We cleaned up where all those gaskets that we just installed are going to ride. Very nice. They look great. Great job everybody. Now we're going to take out our rags. Actually let's leave those in for one more second. We'll just move these harnesses out of the way. Make sure that everything is very clear of where the intake is going to be sitting down.

We don't want to crush anything. When we're putting this intake down, there can be nothing between those gaskets/the intake and this engine block. This looks pretty good. I got to smooth these a little bit further, just for safety's sake. I don't want to buy a wiring harness just to show you guys how to do this. There we go. Very nice.

We'll start taking out our rags. I'm going to start the farthest one away, and I'm going to work my way this way, only because once I open this one and then this one, as I go, I'm going to be flinging stuff out of these. So as I'm flinging stuff out, I don't want to coming back over here. I'm going to go like this. I try to pull it up and out. I just go right in the middle if I want, or I can throw it on the recycling bin, whatever you might have around.

As we're pulling them up, we want to be checking to make sure that we're not flicking anything up onto here. Any little bit of dirt that we just pulled up, we're going to need to make sure that it comes up and away from where the seals are going to ride. There we go. Those look good still. We can just grab a rag and we'll clean those up in a second. Oh, that one's a nasty one. These rags are still fairly clean. I would go ahead and reuse these again. I'll just set them aside and use one of my rags that I just pulled out. I'm just going to clean up the mess that we made.

If we wanted to, we could take a peek down inside and look at where our valves are. This is kind of neat to look at really. I don't know if you're interested in that type of stuff or not, but you can see the valves. You can see down inside there. Basically that's where your fuel and air mixture is going to go down into. It's going to get dropped down into the cylinder and your cylinder goes bang. That valve's going to do his job, isn't it? It's going to go up and down.

If it looks like it's very dirty or it has some kind of liquid in there or a lot of debris, you're going to want to try to clean it out. Let's say maybe you dropped a bolt in there somehow. Well, you're going to want to get that out of there, very important. So just take a peek in all of them. If you see a little bit of dirt or something like that, use your discretion. It might not be too big of a deal if there's a couple little flakes. This one right here looks like it has more than a couple. Could do that if you're wearing safety glasses or use your compressed air.

If you wanted to do some sort of valve cleaning, you could probably do it at this point. This one right here, if it was mine, I might do something with it. But for the purpose of this video I'm not going to worry about it. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to go ahead and grab the intake, I'm going to carefully bring it over here, making sure all those gaskets are safely installed onto the intake. I'm going to look at this again, just make sure I got all the dirt off of here. I just blew into that and it just kind of made a mess everywhere. So just pay special attention to everything here. Details, details. This is such an integral part. You want to make sure that you have plenty of safe vacuum there. Now look inside. Look inside. Oh, that one is nice and open. Nice.

Yeah, so let's grab the intake. We'll move along. All right, so here we go. We have our intake. Just going to get it up here. Now what I'm going to need to do is I'm going to need to hold it up, try to get it over these AC lines, bring it down. I want to be very careful of any lines, gaskets especially. We want to pay special attention. Make sure when we were carrying this we did not drop any of these gaskets. If you dropped any, you can look behind you. I got nothing. I'm doing all right. Cool.

Now that I got it up to this point, I'm going to climb up and I'm hopefully I'm going to be able to lift this, finangle it in to where it goes, and then we're going to start by tightening up these bolts just slightly to get it down. We'll go from there.

Here we go friends. I'm up in here again. We're going to try to grab this. I'm going to try to just lift it up and try to do as minimal dragging as possible. I don't want to disturb those gaskets that I just spent all that wonderful time that I'll never get back installing. I'm going to get this down. All right. Now once we get it down so it seems like it's about where it's supposed to go, we're going to want to take our flashlight. There we go. That's closer. Perfect.

I'm going to grab my flashlight. I'm just going to take a peek around as much of this as I can see, just to make sure that maybe this wire came loose and went underneath that intake. I've got a pinch right here or even up on there. I just want to make sure that there's nothing underneath there. This is very important. We need to make a good seal. Just take your time. Do it right the first time.

This side looks great. This actually looks really good. Now we can just go ahead and start the bolts in. When we tighten these, we need to go in a very specific order, and I'll go over that with you in a second. All I'm doing is I'm getting these started in. Basically I want to just line up the holes. If you want to get them bottomed out, you can, but I would not bottom them out even to that point. I would just get them all started in first, and we'll go from there, okay everybody.

Now we got all these started in. What we're going to do is we're going to go ahead and bottom them out. We're not going to tighten them in any way. We're just going to get it bottomed out. We're going to go in the original sequence that I showed you before. All right, same for removing it. We're going to go here, number one, which is right in front of here, number two, number three, number four, which would be the next one back, yeah, right here, which is pretty much next to the oil filter, I mean oil inlet. Let's see, number five would be up here. Number six would be this one right here. We're going to move back down over here now to the far forward one, seven, eight, nine, 10.

All we're going to do is just bottom them out and then we're going to torque them down. So don't go grabbing onto it and give it like a I want to turn it. Just get it so that your ratchet stops and that's it. Then we're going to torque them. So here we go. Okay friends, we got our torque wrench out. We've got our 8 millimeter socket, extension. We're going to go to nine foot pounds or 12 Newton meters, whatever your torque wrench is able to do, go with that. You don't want to go more than that. This is a plastic intake. If you crank it down to 100 foot-pounds, well, you're taking it into your own hands. It's go with nine. That's what the manufacturer recommends. It's what their robots or whatever they use to put it together used. Get in there.

There's nine. That's number one. We're going to continue in our specific order sequence. Get number two over here. I guess I kind of probably bottomed this one out a little bit more, but that's okay. Nine. Go number three. Four. We're going to go up to number five, which is up here on the other side of this. Essentially we're going from the center, working our way out. That's number five. Number six is back here. See if we can find it. Let me grab my flashlight. Just minimal help. It's probably dying at this point. It's okay. Yeah, I can see it. It's right down in here. I might need to change up my extension, but we're going to see if we can get it to work. Nice.

I'm turning these to the right. There we are. Okay. We're going to go number seven which is the far forward passenger side. Come over here. Great. I feel like Cookie Monster. Come back to number nine which is the rearward driver's side one. So I can get it. Close. Slow it down. We've got one more. It's the far rearward on the passenger side, all the way in the back. Can't wait to get down off this engine. I don't know about you. Getting close.

So we did all those. If you wanted to, you can go back around and do them a second time. It's not really specified to do so, so I'm not going to worry about it. Some people do. Some people don't. It's your preference. Now we can move on to the next step.

All right, so now we're going to put in some wiring harnesses. You can start from the front and work your way back. Me personally, I like to work from the back, work my way to the front. That way there everything's still in my mind, what I'm connecting in the rear and I'm not going to just start with the front and get all excited and I'm almost all done and forget about this stuff out back. I don't want to forget about anything.

Here we go. We've got this lovely connector. We remember this guy. We're going to call him Fred. We can call him Torin. And we're going to get the little lock right here. We're just going to start it in. This lock was our ... This is what took the video an extra hour. I'm just going to get it started. Once I get this pressed in, I'm going to go ahead and squeeze this lock up and in. If you wanted to, you could probably squeeze the lock up and in now and then try to get it in, but let's not do that. Let's just get this in.

The connector's back there or the sensor's back there. I have the connector in my hand obviously, ha ha. So I'm going to bring it back. This should be facing backward just like this, not like this. It would be impossible to get the lock out in that way and it definitely won't go back in. The lock faces back. We're going to get our hand back there. We're going to find the sensor in the back. We're going to kind of do this. We're going to hold onto the sensor. We're going to do this, pull this up and in. We're going to listen for the click. And then we're going to feel around. We're going to find this red lock with a finger and lock it. Okay. We don't want this falling off back there. It's going to be interesting to try to find it again someday.

Here we go. I'm just going to get us back here. I'm going to feel around. I'm going blind. Oh, feel it. Oh, oh I'm losing my ladder. Typical, right? I need a little bit more slack, so I'm going to just pull this harness in further. See if I can grab it. Come on Len. If only there was a little bit more space. Good thing I don't have big hands. Here we go. There it is, yeah. I got the lock. Very nice. Give it a little wiggle. It's going nowhere. Perfect. Okay.

We've got our little ... You see that a little security thing? This just kind of holds it secure. So there's a piton in the back, sticks out of the back of the intake. We're just going to slide that over. That holds it secure so the harness can't wobble around too much, get caught on anything. We're going to connect this one in. It's this big one. It's not this one. Can't reach. We'll use the big one. No lock, keep that in mind. Ready? Click. I heard it. Give it a little wiggle. That's not coming off.

We're just going to come right down the line now. We've got our fuel injector. The lock's on this side facing forward. Clip it in. We've got our red block. Push it down. We're going to do that all the way down the line. Got it facing forward. Grab it. Feels good. Once we get this in, we're going to go over this other side, we're going to start at the rear and work our way forward.

Double-check, make sure there's nothing else unplugged over here. We can leave this off for now because we got to do a little bit up here still. We'll worry about this in a minute. We'll put it up even, so we don't forget. That would be what we're going to be dealing with up in the front. Now I'm going to move over the other side.

We have this connector. We didn't disconnect it but we did disconnect it from the intake itself. The way that I did it is I just slid out. So for my instance, I'm going to slide it back in, listen for my click, lock it in. I'm just going to look at it, analyze it. I'm just going to take a better look at it. Just try spinning this around. I really don't think it goes that way though. Let's try that way. Of course, it does. Nice.

All right, so now we're going to go down the line. We're going to plug in all of our fuel injectors. We've got our little reds. Those are all popped up. If they were squished in, you'd want to just make sure that you use your small screwdriver, put them in the unlock position. Grab my flashlight. Click, click, nice. Feeling around, seeing what else I might have unplugged over here. We got this, and remember this. We'll do this in a minute. Let's continue with our connectors first. Another one, locks up. It's ready. Unlock position, click, click. Should be another one hiding out back here. See if I can get my connector, unlocked position, click, click. Last one's up here somewhere. There it is. My hand under here, click, click. Give it a little tug. Wonderful.

Now we got a whole bunch of extra parts here. I'll just move that like that. While I'm back here, I can go ahead and connect in this fuel line if I want. I'm just going to put it on, just like that. Actually I'll pull it off and I'll show you something real quick.

This right here, the red is a lock. That lock needs to go on the bottom side of this groove right here. It's kind of like an outward groove or whatever. Call it what you want. Anyway. Basically we want to make sure we push this all the way down so that groove meets up with the plastic part right here and this lock is going to come on the bottom side or the fuel rail side of it. We're going to try to push this in, like that, so from the bottom side, lifting up, we get our two prongs that we had squeezed to push out and in or out. Now I'm going to take this one, and that just locks those two prongs in the outward position. Give her a little tug. You're going nowhere. Perfect. All right, let's move along.

Move over here, take a peek. This looks good. We did all these, these, these, these. Perfect. We got our little spiderweb of goodies here. This we remember. We had to bring it around this. That was the whole reason for disconnecting it. So I'm just going to come back over it like that. Let me get it over here. Yep, just like that.

Now I can connect this in. This is a breather hose. This right here is your PCV valve. It's a very simple thing to change. You can check out our video on how to do that. I'm just going to put this over, over this, like that. Squeezes in. Want to make sure it's bottomed out on there as good as it can get. You don't want to leave it just a little bit on. If it wiggles its way off, well now you're going to have a vacuum leak. We don't want any vacuum leaks. That's what we just did all these gaskets and stuff for, didn't we? That feels good. We're going to make our way down the line. We did not unplug any of these coils. This looks good. All right, looks like we can start working on the forward part of this engine.

Okay friends, here we go. We've got a little tangled web right here, a whole bunch of little miscellaneous connectors. We're going to make sure that we get all these connected and where they go. They're all a little bit different so you don't have to worry about saying, "Oh no. What if I switch them up." Well, you're not going to switch them up, and I'm going to help to make sure that we don't have to worry too much about it. I'm here for you. Just keep watching my videos and I'm going to keep showing you how, okay? Here we go.

This little thing right here, we remember that this held our lines. These are our AC lines. These hold them secure so they're not moving around as the engine's shaking. The bottom side of this bracket right here, I'm going to lift it up again so I could show you. We remember that this slides over that stud under there on the engine. I'm going to get that onto that stud, on the engine, like that. Yeah. Now we've got this hole right here. That's going to line up with that for the bolt to go through, that bracket. Very nice. At this point, before I get too far into bolting anything down, sorry, I'm going to get these lines in here so I know that they're ready to go. We don't have to necessarily latch it in until we can at least get this lined up. And that way there, we latch it in on the lines where it actually belongs.

There we go. I got that stuff lined up. I can go ahead and latch this in if I want, just like that, just clips right in. Can see a little hooky. Let me use our pocket screwdriver to release it. If you had to do it again for some reason, we're just going to go straight here, lift, release. There we go. We've got our mounting nut. That goes on that stud down there where the bracket slid into. We've got our mounting bolt. This is going to go through this hole, through our bracket, and into the bracket on the intake.

We're just going to start these in. We don't want to tighten anything down yet. We also don't want to forget to tighten anything down. Let's try to work our memory a little bit here. Those are all on. We're going to make sure we tighten those down. Do not forget. But let's do a little bit of connection action here. We've got this piece right here. Remember this slid into the upper intake area. I'm just going to bring it up, I'm going to get it where it belongs, making sure that I'm not tugging too much on any wires. Now that this is secured up here, it kind of gives us an inkling of where things are going to go. Because this, this one right here, this one doesn't reach all the way up to there. It just reaches right here. This fits pretty good. Let's make sure it slides in. We've got our red lock. We already checked the connection. We made sure that it looked good. We're going to listen for a click. Yeah. Nice. That one fits great.

Get these two little wires up here. This one goes right here, click, click, a little tug, feels good. A little tug, feels good. We got this one. Can either bring it up over the top and in or under the bottom and in. I'm going to go under the bottom. That way there it's protected by this bracket. Here's our lock. On this one the lock goes on the back side or the underside and the slot right there has a little prong. Click. I heard it. Feel it. Feels good. Feels good. We can go ahead and connect this if we want.

Oh, looks like our lock went down. That's okay. We remember how to do this. We're just going to squeeze these and lift it. Do it again. Locks down. Oh no. Squeeze them, lift it, unlocked. Look inside. Make sure that there's no real big debris in there or anything. If it looks like your gaskets are no good in there, you can replace them or replace this line. It looks good for me. Squeeze it in. Oh, once again, we got the little line here. It's raised. We want to make sure that this lock goes on the inside edge of that, not on the outside here. You don't want to just put it on like this and then lock it in. It needs to be all the way in, squeeze it, lock it. The lock needs to be on this side. Squeeze it in. Give it a little wiggle. There we are. For a tug. It's going nowhere. Love it.

All right, we are cranking. Great job everybody. Let's keep rolling. We got a flow going here. This one right here, we're going to wait on that. But if we wanted to, we can go ahead and put it right like this onto here. This comes from the backside. Slides through. This is just a little breather goes down there, doesn't connect to anything, just hangs out.

Now before we forget, like we said, we want to make sure we tighten these two up. There's no torque specification for them so use your best judgment. You know you don't need to use a three-foot pry bar or anything like that and try to really get them cranked down or a long ratchet. You can just go ahead and use a regular ratchet, just same thing we used to remove it. I'm going to come under, using a 13 millimeter socket. I'm going to get it bottomed out and give it just a little bit more. That feels pretty good. All we want to make sure is that we know in our minds that that will not loosen up again on its own.

This one right here might be a little bit harder to get to. If you wanted to, you could use an extension. I'll see if I have one available. Maybe I could try this one. Looks a little short. I wish I had a longer one here. I do have one, just not on me. But I'm going to give this one a try. I'm going to come in. I'm using a wobble extension or a couple of them. It just gives me a little bit of an angle so that's kind of nice. If you were torquing something, you would want to not use a wobble extension if you had another option. It takes away from the torque. I'm just going to get this on there. There we are. It feels good.

This right here is a rubber mount. It's made to be able to move around a little bit. As the engine's rocking and moving, it doesn't necessarily take these AC lines and rock and move them all around. Every time you rev this engine ... it's going to shake around, the motor mounts are going to do the best they can to keep it still. There's a lot of horse power in this puppy. It's still going to do some rocking. We want to make sure that these lines aren't getting ripped back and forth because they connect over here. You can see that it connects right here to the body. So if this thing was yanking and it yanked on this, you're going to have issues.

Here we go. We've got another electrical connector. What are we going to do with this one? Well, this one's going to go to the intake right here. Now that we've got everything all put together, an exception of maybe just this right here, we're going to continue. We're going to make sure that we double-check every single thing. Let's just take another look. If you have another minute, pause this video, take a look. Make sure that we did not miss anything going around the whole engine. There's nothing else on the backside that we missed. There's nothing along the front here or along the side I should say. We didn't miss a fuel injector. We checked all those. Got a double click on each one, click in and then lock. Same thing over here, click and lock. Sounds good.

We got our fuel plugged in. Got all our hoses like this. We got this one right here. This is going to come up. We remember. Good thing we checked, right? This right here goes to where? I don't know. Yeah, right here. We took it off. We're going to put it back on. This is why we double-check everything. It's easy to miss something, human error. We're only human. We're not dogs. We're not that good.

All right, so we got this stuff right here. We remember this went to the alternator. We can keep this set aside. This went to the air inlet hose. We'll keep this set aside, tightened everything up. Come along the front side. Everything feels like it's locked in nice and tight. All right, let's move along.

We've got our alternator out. We're going to get ready to install it coming soon. What I want to do is these are where the mounting bolts came through, right here and right here. This is the nut side. What I want to do is I want to take these bushings. I'm going to spray them with a little bit of penetrant between the bushing and the alternator itself, both of them.

Once I do that, I'm going to take my punch. I'm going to go like this. I'm going to take my hammer. I'm going to bonk it. I want to try to push these through a little bit. I don't want to go all the way out. That's not what I'm going for. I'd like to at least get them pushed maybe a little bit closer to flush with the alternator. I'm going to do the same to both. That way there when we go over the bracket that's on the engine, this will be able to slide over nice and easy. Right now it's basically already pre-pressed in to where it's going to be up against, so it's going to make it very difficult to get this in and lined up. You're going to end up whacking the alternator with a hammer, try to get it banged down. This is just an easy step. It's going to save you a little bit of aggravation down the line, especially during install.

See if I can get a little bit of this to actually spray out. There we go. A little bit there. And you get some spray, and you get some spray. All right, I'm going to keep moving my cart across the room. I'm just going to take my brass punch. I don't want to use something metal, like something super hard because if you peen this over, you might have a hard time getting your bolt through it.

I just went with a brass punch. You can use whatever you've got. I'm just going to whack it down. Easy peasy. I didn't try to knock it all the way out. You probably could. Don't bother. Don't waste your time. It's not what it's about. And do this one. Turn it over. Okay, that feels good. Now this is ready for an install. If you wanted to, you can give it a check, give it a spin, listen for any funny noises. If you hear something in there, you might want to replace it. If you hear a rattling, maybe whoever put it together or maybe something came apart, something's in there.

But anyway, this spin's good. I don't hear any whining or grinding or anything like that. So let's go ahead and install this. All right, so now it's time to go ahead and start getting ready to install our alternator. What we want to do is we're just going to double-check. We're going to make sure that this is clean. If you wanted to, you could take a little bit of sandpaper or whatever you might have, rough it up. The other side, make sure it's clean, there's no rust, corrosion, anything. We'll double-check in here. Looks nice and shiny. I can see some metal prongs. That's great. That's where it's going to make the electrical connection. If you saw rust, you'd have to do something about it. It's a project for another video.

I got these all pushed in, right there. You're going to see what this does. When I come down and in, hopefully, here we are, it's going to slide right over this bracket, nice and easy. I'm going to move this out of the way a little bit. See how easy that slid over the bracket. If I left those pins out and I didn't drive them back, then this would have had a much harder time. You probably would have been banging and hitting and cussing and just it would have been a nightmare, so you're welcome, showed you how to do that.

Here we go. I got this down here. Moves around nice and free. I'm going to grab my two bolts. We remember they're both the same, so you can mix them up and play a little trick on your buddies, whatever you want to do. Anyway, they're both the same, whatever. Here we go. Slide it through. I'm just going to try to start it in.

Just like everything else we've done so far, we have not tightened anything until we got the rest of the bolts that are part of that one unit and at the same time. Basically if I tighten this up now, before I put this in, I might not be able to move the alternator around, and if this hole isn't exactly lined up, I want to go ping, ping, ping. Why? Grab this. Oh, get my hand in there hopefully. Lift the alternator. I can do that. Get my hand back out. I'm just going to try to get it started. I'm going to try to use a ratchet, so it'll help me get in here a little bit easier. It's going to be a 15 millimeter. Grab that and come under here. There we go. It's going in nice.

I already have this one started, so while I'm on this bolt, if I want to, I can just go ahead and tighten it right down. What this is going to do is it's going to pull the nut side of the bushing in and through and it's going to compress it up against this bracket right here, so you'll have a nice secure alternator.

Now there's no real torque specification for this so we're just going to bottom it out and then just give it a little bit more, and then just a little bit more. We don't need to keep going after this. If you wanted to, you could use a little bit of thread locker. That's your preference. For the purpose of this video I'm not going to worry about it.

Give our alternator a shake. That feels great. All right. Now we're clear to start connecting some stuff here. Now we'll run our belt. We've got our connectors. I'm going to feel around. There's only two, so we really shouldn't have too much of a problem. If we do, well, then we got bigger problems. Anyway, I'm going to get this in, that bottomed out. I've got my nut with a 13 millimeter. Come right here. Get that down by hand. I'm going to snug it right up. Just grab my tool. Put it on my ratchet.

Now for this I don't want any real pressure, so I'm not going to use my long handled ratchet and go all the way down at the end because even though it doesn't feel like I'm really pulling very hard, I have a lot of leverage here. With enough leverage theoretically you could probably move the world. I'm just going to grab it up close. That feels pretty good. Can give it a little bit more if you want. We don't want to go too much because that will break off internally inside your alternator and then you're going to be watching the video of how to replace this again, or you can probably just remember because it's fairly basic.

We're going to take our little electrical connector cover. We're going to bring it around back, drop it down there where we can barely find it, but I'm going to pull it up anyway. There we are. Click that in. Move these out of your way so you can see. Get this right here and listen for a click. There it is. We got our lock, click, click, tug, tug. Feels good. Push that over. We've got one more electrical connector. This goes up here like we said before. Here we are.

Now let's grab our serpentine belt, and we're going to put that on there. We should be good to go to keep moving. We've got our serpentine belt, new or old, whatever you're using. We're going to go back over the fan first. Remember we had to take it off over the fan. Now we're going to go back over the fan first before we start running down any pulleys.

I'm just going to take it, see what I can do about getting it over, all the way around. There we are. Now we're into the pulley area. The whole belt's out of the fan shroud. We don't have to worry about it getting caught. We were very careful not to get our fingers caught in there. Now we need to try to think back to the way that we took this off. If you didn't draw a picture, take a picture, whatever, just watch this video, and I'm going to show you how to do it.

I'm going to go over. I'm going to go over the fan pulley first. We know that it goes over that. I'm going to take this and bring it over the tensioner and then back and over the crank. It's going to be hard to reach, very hard to reach because I'm short. I'm going to climb up, get my hand down in here, being very careful not to cut myself. Safety first. And bring it up and over this pulley. Fell off that. That's okay. It's going to happen. It's going to keep falling off. You're just going to keep putting it back on. Keep your patience.

We have it approximately where we know it needs to go. I'm just going to double-check where it's riding on the pulleys. You want to make sure it's sitting inside all the grooves on all of your pulleys. Like I said, it's going to keep falling off. That's okay. You don't mind. It's just part of it, it's part of the fun. Put this up on here. Put this up on here. Now I'm going to grab my tool and then we're going to make pressure with it or relieve pressure I guess off the tensioner and then we're going to get our belt over the last pulley.

All right, so we got our belts kind of laying over all our pulleys here. We got it for the most part inside all the grooves. We're going to recheck it, but right now what we're going to do is we're going to take our left hand, we're going to take this part of the belt and try to put it around this side of the smooth pulley. It's going to be difficult. We're going to need to push down on our serpentine belt tool or ratchet, whatever you're using, to relieve pressure from the tensioner. Then we're going to try to work the belt from along the outside of this and then over that. The backside of the belt it's going to go on the smooth side of this pulley.

Here we go. Good luck to you. Good luck to me. Let's do it. Push down. Grab this belt. Okay. I'm just going to take a peek while I have the tension released. Looks pretty good. I'm going to come up nice and slow. You don't want to let that tensioner slap back. I'm going to try to get my tool off of there completely. There it is.

Now we're going to go ahead and connecting this hose. Just goes right back here with the male end, and you get the rubber side. That goes over to your air filter. All I'm going to do, I'm going to try to wiggle it, slide it in. Perfect. This just lays across the top of your engine and it's going to come out through the slot that's inside the cover that we're going to be putting on in a second. I'll just set it here for now and we can maneuver whichever way it has to go.

I'll grab my cover. Get it up on here. Just take a look at it. Nice and beautiful. We'll look over here. We've got two prongs and two rubbers. The prongs go into the rubbers that are on the top of the intake in the back there. And these two rubbers that are on the cover, one goes here on this prong, one goes over here on this prong. I've got this right here. This comes up through here. So it makes it pretty easy to figure out where it goes.

On the top side, you'll notice there's a couple of arrows. These are so you can shoot a bull. Come right in. We're going to come in from the top at an angle. We're going to aim those arrows directly at those two rubbers back there, try to work this in, give it a little push if we need to. I'm going to look underneath. I'm going to grab this, get it up where we need it.

Now as we come down, we want to be trying to feel as we push. There's two rubbers that are up in here. They need to go onto those prongs. We should feel it kind of like latch in a little bit. Oh yeah. That's beautiful. We got this lined up. We still got our rag in here. We'll get our connector out of the way, bring it back up here so we don't forget about it under there, whatever. Now we'll move on to putting on the intake.

Here we go. Now I'm going to take this out. We're just going to take a double peek in there, make sure nothing fell in there. There's no nuts, bolts, acorns, extra debris. You don't want to push on that butterfly, see if you can see inside there. There's nothing pretty in there to look at. Just don't push on it, okay? We're just cleaning around it.

Now what I want to do, I'm going to take my nice beautiful air filter that I took out. I'm going to put it back in. It should go into the box. I'll come around here in a second. That clip out of the way. Nice. That looks great. Perfect.

We've got our air filter housing, got our connector right here. That goes to here. This goes onto there. This goes onto there. These go over these prongs. Here we go. Put it up on there. I'm going to make sure that it bottoms all the way out. I'm not going to tighten this clamp yet. I'm going to wait. I'm going to get everything else situated. Then I'm going to tighten the clamp and then I'm going to do this. We're going to do the electrical connector last. As we're shaking things around, we don't want to give this any tugs.

To do this air filter box, to put it back in, we're going to need to lift this part right here up, this part down, scoop it in over these nubs. Once you make sure you get all those in, and they are, now push down with all my might. Not really all my might, but some of my might. I'm going to go ahead and I'm going to lock down all these clips right here. There's four of them, one, two, three, four. Sometimes the ones on the side can be very difficult, especially when you're coming from this angle. This one's the hardest. You'll have to bear with me.

We got this right here. Just slides right on. I'm just going to give this a little wiggle. That's the whole box moving inside the rubbers so that's good, supposed to do that a little bit. But we want to make sure that this part of the box does not lift up. If it lifts up, you probably missed your slots. If you don't get it in the slots, it's not going to make a good seal. You're going to be sucking dirty air past the air filter, so the air filter is going to be useless, it's going to come up in here and it's going to ruin basically everything we just did underneath there.

Now I'm going to come back around the front side of the engine, I'm going to go ahead and I'm going to tighten up that clamp. I'm going to use an 8 millimeter with an extension and a quarter inch ratchet. You can also use a flathead screwdriver. The flathead might slip a little bit. You're probably not going to get it very tight. I would just go with an 8 millimeter, save yourself the hassle.

Now we're going to take our little electrical connector and plug it in there. I've got my little 8 millimeter. That's swivel extension or swivel on my extension with my quarter inch ratchet. We don't need very much leverage. We're not going all the way out here with a nice long ratchet. We're just going to snug up this clamp so we can't move the hose. The hose's all the way down. We confirm. You can get at this however you want to. You might not even need to use an extension and a swivel and all that stuff. This is just my preference. You do you boo-boo. Get this snug. Feels like it's getting snug. Just give it a little bit more. It should be pretty good. Now grab it, wiggle it. If you can grab it, wiggle it, and it pops right off, put it back down. Tighten it up a little bit more.

I'm going to take this. Oh, by the way, if you tighten up that clamp too much and you feel it strip out, bunk, bunk, and all of a sudden it's not tightening anymore, you need to replace that clamp. Can get them anywhere, but you need to replace the clamp. This needs to be tight. You do not want any dirty air getting past your air filter, getting sucked into your engine.

Here we go. Clamp, click. There's no lock on that one. Give her a tug. We'll just double-check all of our electrical wires here, make sure nothing's flopping around, they can't get into the serpentine belt. We didn't leave any tools under here. We'll check all up along the cowl. I still got some stuff, but that's ... I'm not there yet, but that's what I'm going to do. I'm going to double-check everything now.

Now it's time to reconnect the battery. We removed the negative battery terminal to start our process. So now to end the process, we're going to connect the negative battery terminal. If you happen to see your battery terminals corroded or if they look like they have a film of any sort on it, you can go ahead and use a tool that looks like this. This would be for cleaning the battery side. If you had a wire brush or something, you could try to clean inside there. Basically what it comes down to is making a good connection between the battery terminal and the terminal end. This one's in decent shape, so I don't have to worry about it. But if I did, I would just do this, do that whole bunch of times, make it nice and pretty.

Take off my cover. Take my little wire brush. Do that a bunch of times. Make it nice and pretty. We're not going to worry about it. I just wanted to make sure that I let you know about that. If it is gunked up, dirty, corroded, doesn't look great like it's going to make a good connection, just go ahead and clean it up. And if this one's bad, well probably that one is too. It couldn't hurt to have this one off still, remove this one, clean that up, put it back on and then go back to your negative.

Here we go. We've got our 10 millimeter. We've got our 10 millimeter nut here. I'm just going to get it kind of close so I don't have to ratchet for days. Remember what I said. When we go to make this connection, you might see and/or hear a little arc or a spark. Don't be scared. Just connect it on. Don't put it on, jump off, put it on, jump off. Just one time. You can do it. You're not going to get electrocuted. It's not going to cause you brain damage or anything hopefully. I don't think California knows that it will, so let's go. Here we go. I heard it. Go a little, snip it. Just going to go ahead and tighten this down. Should start feeling a little snug. As always, we'll give it a little wiggle. Feels great.

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Tools needed for replacement:

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  • Razor Blade / Gasket Scraper
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  • Center Punch

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

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  • Plastic Fastener Remover

  • Wrenches - Metric

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