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Old 02-17-2013, 01:09 PM   #1
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Take off exhaust from manifold

Trying to take off a bolt from the exhaust manifold to take off the pipes but can't get to the bolt because the starter in the way and can't get the starter off because cant get to the top bolt of the starter any help?
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Extensions help get to the top bolt, I had to remove it all when changing my clutch. Maybe someone else has better input but extensions are your friend.
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I've had luck with doing a deep socket and a 3" extension and about 30"of extensions and a wobbly socket. If you do the wobbly then make sure to wrap it in some ductape so that it doesn't just flop around.
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I've had luck with doing a deep socket and a 3" extension and about 30"of extensions and a wobbly socket. If you do the wobbly then make sure to wrap it in some ductape so that it doesn't just flop around.
+1 I used two swivels with a 14" extension and a 16" and a swivel on that end. Was exciting. Huge head ache.
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+1 I used two swivels with a 14" extension and a 16" and a swivel on that end. Was exciting. Huge head ache.
Thanks we got it took 3 people 5 hours just to drop the transmission we had everything done expect that one bolt on the exhaust manifold got the starter off slowly but got it off then was able to get to the bolt on the manifold and got the transmission out and yes it was a BIG headache but we are going to wait next weekend in to put the new transmission and put in my new exhaust I bought from American muscle it going slow but can't wait to get my mustang back on the road
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Dang 5 hours. Did you guys use power tools?
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Dang 5 hours. Did you guys use power tools?
Did it all with hand tool used a pipe for a cheater bar took off the exhaust starter and transmission breaking loose all the bolt was pretty dang hard we use wd40 the bolts wouldn't give but we got them off and man what a headache
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If you would of used power tools it would of bee a breeze, I did my clutch a couple weeks ago with a friend and power tools took me 2 hours to get everything done
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If you would of used power tools it would of bee a breeze, I did my clutch a couple weeks ago with a friend and power tools took me 2 hours to get everything done
Yeahh two hours would've be better but all muscle here no power tools it going slow but it's going should have it done next weekend
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Nice good! For me putting the trans back in was the hardest and most time consuming
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