Trying to find out if there ia easier fix to a cracked Exhaust Manifold on a 1997 Tj then having to take it off and weld it.
04-01-2012 09:45 PM
Replace it, they dont cost too much... Amazon has a good selection 150 shipped, buy the extra bolts they help.
Follow http://dailydriventj.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=847 and the repair manual
Real easy if ya dont break everything else in your engine bay as you go
04-03-2012 06:50 AM
My buddy managed to weld my exhaust manifold in place but complained about the job for the next 6 months...
04-03-2012 06:52 AM
...then it cracked and I replaced it with an aftermarket unit that lasted 7 years+ until I sold the jeep.
04-03-2012 01:01 PM
Replace it. Weld doesn't really hold up on the cast manifold.
04-05-2012 06:16 AM
Exactly don't weld it it's a waste of time.I've used this one before on a Cherokee it was inexpensive and worked awesome! Its a beefed up better that factory one.
Actually since you reminded me I'm ordering another one now for my 95 YJ 4.0.
07-15-2013 10:48 AM
I went through 6 manifolds on my 99 TJ, first one cost me $500 for parts and labor, them 6 months later it was cracked, went to a jeep specialty shop and paid $700 to replace it, the jeep shop replaced a total of 3 under warranty, then I said "screw it, Im going to replace it myself". I bought one off of eBay for $60, it had a lifetime warranty. slapped it on and never had another problem again. I was paying $200 for the part at the auto parts house.
07-17-2013 07:56 PM
im gonna do thorley headers to replace the old manifold im pretty sure that is what is tapping (gets worse when its cold? when it warms up goes away?) It is kind of weird thought it was a lifter but from what im hearing it is the manifold