Do you have to take valve covers off to change intake gasket? on 2005 Buick Rendezvous

I was told in order to change intake gasket the valve covers would have to be taken off and those gaskets would need replacing also. The total cost will be about $875.00 Something just doesn't seem right and wanted to check it out.

by in Holland, MI on January 11, 2013
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2 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by , January 11, 2013
you can wiggle it out but not back in, remove to make it easier
COMMENT by , January 11, 2013
Thanks much.....
ANSWER by , January 11, 2013
Anwser to your question is yes......the covers do need to be removed. Assuming you need lower intake manifold gaskets replaced.(Do you have a coolant leak I wonder?) The price quote is fair for that job also. Get a second opinion if you want.