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    Under hood access.

    I've read the threads about removing the AIR system and the vally cover mod, so I take a look under the hood of my Camaro and wonder how you guys do any kind of work around the back of the intake. I can barely get my hands in there.

    Is there a trick of the trade that I'm missing?



    Thanks guys

    Mike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SS Camaro UK View Post
    I've read the threads about removing the AIR system and the vally cover mod, so I take a look under the hood of my Camaro and wonder how you guys do any kind of work around the back of the intake. I can barely get my hands in there.

    Is there a trick of the trade that I'm missing?


    Thanks guys

    Mike.
    The valley cover mod you will need to remove the air intake. There is no way around that one. The AIR system should be fairly easy. The is the 2 check valves that have a small piece of tube that connects to the exhaust manifolds. Take the two 10mm bolts and you can remove the tubes. There is a gasket between the tube and the exhaust manifold. Make that it is there when you install the blank plates. Disconnect (or cut) the piece of tube coming for the front bumper on the driver's side (comes from the AIR pump). There is a "T" that splits that tube to each side. Disconnect the tubes at the "T" and slide the pieces out. I believe there is a vaccum valve in 99-02 and either you have to remove it and cap it. The AIR can stay if you like, just make sure the fuse is removed so it won't run. If you want to remove the pump you have to do it from underneath the from bumper on that side. There is an access panel there. Is not too roomy to work but that's the way I did it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SS Camaro UK View Post
    Is there a trick of the trade that I'm missing?
    Band Aids & beer helps most of the time.











    But seriously, I have bear claw hands for my size and at times its a huge PITA to get some things done. Sometimes I have to get my 17 yr old son to help.


    Every thing that Jay post I agree with. I'll add that for the intake removal there is a thread to help you do it in the Stickies, if you can't find it let me know and I'll post the link. READ ALL First before doing - To get the last 4 intake bolts under the cowl you loosen them up and I always get my son to help but you have to hold up the bolts and pick up the intake and slide forward just an inch or two. This is where you have to be very careful. The OPSU sits just behind the intake on the drivers side. The hose that connects the intake to the break booster runs just behind the OPSU. Many first timers will forget to remove or work the hose around the OPSU to prevent breaking it. Another thing is the MAP sensor is located there and doesn't have much room to let the intake move forward. You have to disconnect it too. Once all that is done you have to hold the bolts up again and left the intake forward and out once it clears the cowl.



    If you do these mods and need help just ask, we'll help as best as we can.

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    Thanks guys, looks like it's time to get some serious reading done.

    Quote Originally Posted by SMWS6TA View Post
    Band Aids & beer helps most of the time.
    This remedy seems to be universal, especially the beer part

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    Best advice -- use a flat blade screwdriver to pop up the plastic pins that retain the cowl seal. Otherwise, those little bastages will shred your hands in a hurry.

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    I agree with the beer part!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    Best advice -- use a flat blade screwdriver to pop up the plastic pins that retain the cowl seal. Otherwise, those little bastages will shred your hands in a hurry.
    +1 those little pins can get irritating

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    If it wasnt for the beer i would give up

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    Doesn't the 2002 have the revised PCV systen already?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    Best advice -- use a flat blade screwdriver to pop up the plastic pins that retain the cowl seal. Otherwise, those little bastages will shred your hands in a hurry.
    Before I removed the cowl to hood seal completely, I took snips and cut those pins flush with the plastic cowl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by transamtom View Post
    Doesn't the 2002 have the revised PCV systen already?
    No.

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