Opel Corsa B 1993–2000 Service and Repair Manual: Inlet manifold - removal and refitting

Removal

1.4 and 1.6 litre models

1. Refer to the information given, for information on the various electrical components which must be disconnected.

1.8 litre models

2. Disconnect the battery earth lead.

3. Disconnect the injection wiring harness plugs and earth connections as follows:

  1. Airflow meter plug.
  2. Coolant temperature sensor (see illustration).
  3. Fuel injectors (see illustration).
  4. Throttle valve switch (see illustration).
  5. Auxiliary air valve (see illustration).
  6. Cam cover earth tags.

Fuel and exhaust systems - fuel-injected models
Coolant temperature sensor plug (arrowed)

Fuel and exhaust systems - fuel-injected models
Disconnecting a fuel injector plug

Fuel and exhaust systems - fuel-injected models
Unplugging the throttle valve switch lead connector

Fuel and exhaust systems - fuel-injected models
Unplugging the auxiliary air valve

4. Disconnect the distributor vacuum hose from the throttle valve housing (see illustration).

Fuel and exhaust systems - fuel-injected models
Distributor vacuum hose (A), coolant hose (B) and breather (C) on throttle housing

5. Depressurise the cooling system by unscrewing the expansion tank cap, taking precautions against scalding if the system is hot. Disconnect and plug the coolant hoses from the throttle valve housing.

6. Disconnect the air inlet duct from the housing.

7. Disconnect the brake servo and crankcase ventilation hoses from the housing.

8. Disconnect and plug the fuel hoses from the fuel rail stubs. The hoses are different sizes and one of them carries a white band for identification. Be prepared for fuel spillage.

9. Disconnect the accelerator cable from the throttle levers. The cable inner is secured by a wire clip, and the outer is retained in its bracket by an E-clip (see illustration).

Fuel and exhaust systems - fuel-injected models
Accelerator cable at engine end

10. Unscrew the nuts which secure the inlet manifold to the cylinder head. The lower nuts are different to reach: a small socket or ring spanner will be needed.

11. Lift away the manifold and recover the gasket (see illustrations).

Fuel and exhaust systems - fuel-injected models
Removing the inlet manifold - 1.8 litre model

Fuel and exhaust systems - fuel-injected models
Inlet manifold showing injectors fuel rail and associated components

2.0 litre 8-valve models

12. Refer to the information given above in paragraphs 2 to 11, noting the hose connections shown (see illustration).

Fuel and exhaust systems - fuel-injected models
Throttle valve housing - ML4.1

  1. Hose from idle speed adjuster
  2. Crankcase ventilation hose
  3. Coolant hose
  4. Coolant hose

2.0 litre 16-valve models

13. Disconnect the battery earth (negative) lead.

14. Drain the cooling system.

15. Remove the pre-volume chamber, the air mass meter and its trunking.

16. Remove the alternator drivebelt and the adjuster strap nut and bolt.

17. Disconnect the throttle cable from the throttle housing. Pull the cable out of the retainer and move it aside (see illustration).

Fuel and exhaust systems - fuel-injected models
Pulling the throttle cable out of the retainer

18. Remove the 9 nuts which secure the manifold to the cylinder head. These are all stiff and some are not easily accessible; a socket with a "wobble drive" or universal joint will be needed. Once the nuts are removed, slide the manifold back on its studs to improve access to the injector wiring rail.

19. Disconnect the two breather hoses from the camshaft cover.

20. Disconnect the injector wiring rail from the injectors as described earlier.

21. Release the earth straps from each end of the fuel rail.

22. If a vent valve is fitted, disconnect the multi-plug and the hose from it.

23. Disconnect the throttle position switch multi-plug.

24. Bearing in mind the information given, disconnect the fuel supply and return unions from the fuel rail. Be prepared for fuel spillage.

25. Release the fuel supply hose bracket from the throttle housing.

26. Release the cable tie which secures the coolant hoses to the right-hand side of the manifold.

27. Disconnect the brake servo vacuum hose and the large coolant hose from the base of the manifold (see illustrations).

Fuel and exhaust systems - fuel-injected models
Disconnect the brake servo hose . . .

Fuel and exhaust systems - fuel-injected models
. . . and the large coolant hose

28. Unhook the clutch cable from the bracket behind the manifold.

29. Disconnect the small coolant hose from the expansion tank.

30. Disconnect the air hose which connects the idle speed adjuster to the base of the manifold.

31. With the help of an assistant, lift the manifold to gain access to the idle speed adjuster and the knock sensor. Disconnect the multiplugs from these components and feed the wiring harness back through the manifold.

32. Remove the manifold complete with fuel rail and injectors (see illustration). Recover the gasket.

Fuel and exhaust systems - fuel-injected models
Removing the inlet manifold - 2. litre 16-valve model

Refitting

33. Refitting is the reverse of the removal procedure, noting the following points:

  1. Use a new manifold gasket (see illustration).
  2. Tighten the manifold nuts to the specified torque.
  3. Refill and bleed the cooling system.

Fuel and exhaust systems - fuel-injected models
Fitting a new inlet manifold gasket

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