is air intake to carb supposed to be sealed tight?

Asked by Sep 02, 2014 at 04:27 PM about the 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS Standard Cab LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

have a '99 4.3 V-6,,,,,,is air induction supposed to be TIGHTLY sealed or just lay
on?

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It's a throttle body not a carb, but they do resemble a carb. If it's too loose dirt can get in, should be firm

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they do tend to wiggle a little on the 4.3. there are clips that hold it on the front and a wingnut on the back side to clamp it down.

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