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Old 05-23-2006, 03:15 PM   #1
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How to change my exhaust manifold is it easy

i have a 2002 v6 mustang with a bad exhaust leak i bought performance headman headers to replace the old ones with what tools will i need and what do i need to take off.
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Re: How to change my exhaust manifold is it easy

sorry to dissapoint you, but its a sucky install. You just need a regular ratchet with deepwell sockets. you may also need a breaker bar because they can be really tight. thats pretty much all you need. you will also have to take your egr valve off and your air intake. it is just hard to get them out and back in... not much room to move around in there. you will need someone to help you also.

So yeah... take off air intake, take off egr, have a ratchet, deep well sockets (dont remember the size), breaker bar (really long ratchet), and possilby the same size wrench. i had to use a monkey wrench did get my egr valve off because it was the only thing big enough. but i think thats about it. someone who knows more than me will probably come in here soon.
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Re: How to change my exhaust manifold is it easy

its just a pain, not super hard just a pain to work in that area
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Re: How to change my exhaust manifold is it easy

I changed my passenger manifold without jacking the car up and I'm lowered about 1.5 inches...just take your time and don't strip anything out. On the passenger side, you will need to remove egr and intake as stated above. I've found the easiest way to do the egr tube is to take a pair of robogrips or something similar that is easily adjustable and take your time.
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Re: How to change my exhaust manifold is it easy

The most frustrating part is getting the egr tube off.
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Re: How to change my exhaust manifold is it easy

And do these aftermarket headers have the spot for the egr to bolt in? If not, you will need an egr delete, contact rdcustom about those, that's where I got mine. He's a site sponsor.
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Re: How to change my exhaust manifold is it easy

you wont gain any power for the most part either. I would just fix the leak and not worry with it.
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Hi having a problem with 02 Ford Mustang. Recently replaced exhaust manifold and finished and once I go to crank it doesn't crank. It just shakes and exhaust seems to sputter a bit.
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Did it run find before? Did you change both or just one side?


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