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I am not surprised the intake may need cleaned, I don't know how many hours labor, tried to find what a new intake manifold costs, couldn't find it. Had an old Mercedes and intake was plugged with crud, took it to a machine shop that rebuilds engines and they cleaned it out, cost about $40 or something like that. I think most of the cost would be labor.

yikes intake manifold new is about $1000. There is one on eBay assuming it's the right one off a low mile car for 149.95 obo
 

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Mine was put in some solution and he would remove and take some sort of brush and clean, he just said it wasn't fun to clean. Worked great after.
 

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Not sure how difficult it is to change, would have to take the engine top cover to see. The Mercedes 95 was not difficult to change and lots of room to work on it, I doubt that's the case on the Cruze. At the time I bypassed the egr valve to not bring exhaust back into the intake.
 
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