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Old 04-24-2013, 11:33 AM   #1
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Help!! Headers problem

I just had I stalled my mbrp long tube headers And it's been about a day now and my steering got a little difficult to turn. I checked the power steering fluid all good. But I'm not to sure what else could cause it. The shop said something about the headers are super close to the drive rod/shaft and that they would have to bend the heads to get a better fit. Just looking at y'all's in put for what to do to get it fixed. Thanks y'all
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:42 AM   #2
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steering shaft might be rubbing up on the header. I know on my fox body the shaft literally went through two of the pipes and it was extremely close at that. I'd maybe make sure the headers are completely tight, it took me tightening them a few times after a couple of days until they were completely settled.
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Well for starters you didn't check your power steering fluid so that's a flat out lie.


You have two possible things wrong here. Either the headers are rubbing the steering shaft causing the issue or the steering shaft bolt was put back in backwards. That's not good. You can look down inside the engine compartment on the drivers side and see if one of the primaries is rubbing.
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I just had I stalled my mbrp long tube headers And it's been about a day now and my steering got a little difficult to turn. I checked the power steering fluid all good. But I'm not to sure what else could cause it. The shop said something about the headers are super close to the drive rod/shaft and that they would have to bend the heads to get a better fit. Just looking at y'all's in put for what to do to get it fixed. Thanks y'all
Your steering is electric lol. You probably are having clearance issues
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Well for starters you didn't check your power steering fluid so that's a flat out lie.

You have two possible things wrong here. Either the headers are rubbing the steering shaft causing the issue or the steering shaft bolt was put back in backwards. That's not good. You can look down inside the engine compartment on the drivers side and see if one of the primaries is rubbing.
Haha well I checked under the car for leaks good call I did not know it was electric thanks. And I'm sure they are rubbing. Thanks for the heads up on that one
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Haha well I checked under the car for leaks good call I did not know it was electric thanks. And I'm sure they are rubbing. Thanks for the heads up on that one
No problem. The motor can be shifted slightly over if it is hitting.
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No problem. The motor can be shifted slightly over if it is hitting.
Yeah it's killing me it's a lil tough to turn. The shop told me they might be touching. Can't go till tomorrow morning. It's not hitting to hard so I should be good to go to get there.
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Yeah it's killing me it's a lil tough to turn. The shop told me they might be touching. Can't go till tomorrow morning. It's not hitting to hard so I should be good to go to get there.
The shop should have never let the car leave like that, especially if they recommend the headers.
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The shop should have never let the car leave like that, especially if they recommend the headers.
This is exactly why I do my own work. If its boned up, I know it is and who did it...and have more info to fix it cause I know how it got boned up. Just can't trust folks most of the time.
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This is exactly why I do my own work. If its boned up, I know it is and who did it...and have more info to fix it cause I know how it got boned up. Just can't trust folks most of the time.
Ya especially on headers, you can cross thread a bolt pretty easy if your not careful. Some of them bolts are a pita.
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Ya especially on headers, you can cross thread a bolt pretty easy if your not careful. Some of them bolts are a pita.
Yep. Headers on this car look to be a PITA. Exact reason I haven't changed to long tubes yet. Going to do the install myself or won't have them.
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Yep. Headers on this car look to be a PITA. Exact reason I haven't changed to long tubes yet. Going to do the install myself or won't have them.
It's not bad really, as long as you take you time. I put a set on my 05 in about 10hrs by myself. I didn't think that was to bad for 1st time.
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It's not bad really, as long as you take you time. I put a set on my 05 in about 10hrs by myself. I didn't think that was to bad for 1st time.
Yeah I probably will do it haha. Did you just use the jack to lift the engine? Or did you use an actual engine lift?
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Yeah I probably will do it haha. Did you just use the jack to lift the engine? Or did you use an actual engine lift?
Floor jack with a board on it.
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I installed my headers in 8.5 hrs with no air tools on jackstands...could of done them in half the time with an air ratchet... but the steering knuckle rubbed on the headers, mine did it only in corners, but the only fix is to heat up the header pipe where it rubs and beat it in with a hammer just enough so it doesnt rub... not a hard job if you have torches..
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