DOHC Exhaust Manifold Help!

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DOHC Exhaust Manifold Help!

Post by stu22180 » Sat Apr 25, 2009 9:06 pm

I am tiring to remove the Exhaust Manifold off my 99 RT with DOHC. It has a crack and needs to be replaced. So I have started the project and remove all the bolts but one under the Alternator bracket. Is their a trick to remove this bolt with out removing the Alternator and it's bracket. Help
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Post by sabu » Sun Apr 26, 2009 1:24 am

I've done the same thing and that bolt can only be taken out EASILY by removing alt and bracket. Doesn't take that long and is worth it to do the job right. Check if all your studs are in good shape. I had three broken ones at one point on my DOHC MTX. Sucked getting those out. I tried an angled socket as well, barely worked. Proper way is to take the alt bracket off sadly.
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Post by Ghost Neon » Tue May 05, 2009 9:28 am

Stop looking for a shortcut and remove the alternator. It is not that big a deal, and makes removing the exhaust manifold more simplified.

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Post by spat12 » Tue May 05, 2009 12:15 pm

While you have the bracket out, you should replace it with a 2g bracket. It is basically the same thing but it has a chunk cut out of it for better access to that bolt.
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