I would not recommend you remove the resonator until and unless you have a replacement air intake hose in hand. The resonator can be removed intact but as best I remember I removed the brackets for it on the cylinder head and the transmission to allow it to be rotated in such an orientation so as to be able to remove it. It is a very tight fit and it will scrape the sides of the engine compartment opening but it can be done. It is so problematic as to be not worth the effort to try to reinstall it.Oh, well, I am specifically looking for help in how I should approach removal of this cursed resonator without beating it to death with a pick ax or something and especially not raising my blood pressure to the level of the Seattle Space Needle. My old arthritic hands and big mits don't do well in tight spaces and neither does my sweet dispositon.