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Intake Bolt Sequence 96 Grand Am

05-09-2006, 11:57 PM
I'm trying to find out what the sequence and torque is on all the bolts of a intake manifold of a 96 3.1 v6 Grand am is. If anyone can please help me out THANKS

05-15-2006, 08:46 AM
Buy a Haynes or Chilton's manual or usually you can just call Autozone and they will tell you. BUT on my 2000 GA, 3.4 L the sequence is the 4 vertical studs first and the torque spec. is 62 inch-pounds which is approximately 5 ft-lbs, on the first round, the at 115 inch-pounds, which is approximately 9 ft-lbs on the 2nd round. It says to torque the 4 vertical bolts first then the 4 outside bolts.

The pattern...nothing really says what the pattern should be so I "X'd" it. I have had the upper and lower intake manifolds off of it 3 times in the last 2 weeks because I ended up having a cracked head and I was in denial.

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