Intake manifold gaskets leak causing driveability issues on Volvo 850

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The intake manifold gasket can leak and cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate, idle speed to be erratic and a hard starting engine. A hissing noise can often be heard from the gasket area when the leak is bad enough. Removal of the intake manifold is needed to replace the gasket.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 161,000 (161,000–161,000)
Engine affected: 2.4L 5 Cylinder
5 model years affected: 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, more1997
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engine light comes on when I start the car but it goes out after about 3 mintues