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Unread 08-25-2013, 07:41 PM   #1
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Found three broken exhaust manifold studs (hemi)

Found three broken studs today. The ones that hold the shield on the back portion of the manifolds. Looks like I will be pulling those off this week. It looks like a pita on the driver side. Any tips? Not looking forward to this repair

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Unread 08-26-2013, 03:17 PM   #2
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What chassis is this on? To answer your question, yes, let a co-worker do the job. Actually, both sides are a PITA, no matter which chassis you're dealing with. No real secrets, but the biggest problem might be getting the broken studs out. If it's a WK, you might try removing the plastic inner fender well. It doesn't help much, but does a little. Also, moving all the electrical stuff in the engine compartment (FCM and Fuse Panel) gives you a little more room to work. Best to just take your time, and try not to swear too much.
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Unread 08-26-2013, 05:33 PM   #3
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Yeah your going to go from up too and through the wheel well. It helps alot to get a miniature ratchet. If ur not getting new manifolds have them machined.
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Unread 08-26-2013, 07:36 PM   #4
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Wk btw. Don't think they're warped yet. IM not really hearing an exhaust leak yet. Won't hurt to send them off to get milled though. Not looking forward to this one. Have to do my front pinion mount diff bushing also. Probly be a whole days work at the shop, on my day off! Oh well
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Unread 08-26-2013, 07:40 PM   #5
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Does removing the steering intermediate shaft help like people mention?
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Unread 08-28-2013, 07:46 AM   #6
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Does removing the steering intermediate shaft help like people mention?
Yes. Tie down the steering wheel first before disconnecting the steering, thereby avoiding possible breakage of the clockspring (another $$$ PITA). Happened to the dealer when they replaced my driver's side exhaust manifold.

If you PM me, I will send you a pdf of the Mitchell's service procedure for changing the exhaust manifold on the WK. [Can't get it to load into this response.]
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Unread 08-28-2013, 08:18 AM   #7
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Thanks. Alldata, I mean Nodata that I have at work doesn't say much of anything. Think IM gona do the passenger side today and driver next week. Now is the I-shaft splined or can it only go on one way?
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