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Old 04-17-2011, 07:34 AM
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Red face Scary job for me

Wowwwww This job is too scary as helll it makes me feel like to run away from my X 4.4i
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I didn't have to replace my exhaust bolts. # 2 does not attach to #6 I have an 3.0 so the headers are on the same side. If you are looking for the the #2 gasket get it from the dealership. I had to replace those two gaskets. The exhaust setup is the difference between the 3.0 and 4.4 don't use the #4 to cut.
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I did the job under duress~ wife told me to fix it or we all walk.. Took me a day to get the courage to do this. I am not a mechanic but for the prices they were trying to charge me I would mess it up Befor I pay someone else to messit up. My local mech tried to scare me by telling me that I shouldn't go in the case cause it has alot of gears... That's Bull cock! took me less than 5 minutes to put the chain on(quickest part of the job) the transfer case is almost like a bike chain but thicker. If you have slack in the chain it will skip but not grind the teeth of the gears. It's (gears)way to thick to strip. So if any mechanic tells You its a hard job with all the gears hit me up cause I have pictures to prove them wrong!
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You can get those gaskets from the dealer parts counter, they're in stock at my dealer. But if a bolt on each side is broken off you will need to knock out the studs and use nuts & bolts to put it together, and knocking out the studs can be a major pain in the ass if you have rust from road salts. Also expect the remaining nut/stud to break when you go to take it off if it is rusted/degraded... so make sure you have all you would need to get the job done before you are stuck with no exhaust and need to get to the store.
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Thanks alot guys! this is a little bit more helpful now, your help is truly appreciated!
I'll keep you guys inform on that....

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You can get those gaskets from the dealer parts counter, they're in stock at my dealer. But if a bolt on each side is broken off you will need to knock out the studs and use nuts & bolts to put it together, and knocking out the studs can be a major pain in the ass if you have rust from road salts. Also expect the remaining nut/stud to break when you go to take it off if it is rusted/degraded... so make sure you have all you would need to get the job done before you are stuck with no exhaust and need to get to the store.
Weasel! could you please posted for me those exhaust gaskets part# that you're referring to..
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Put a shot of pb blaster on those rusty nuts(haha) they will come off, I just had to replace the two front gaskets... Oh the center exhaust is a bitch if your doing it by yourself so make sure you have a jack or stands when you put it back on.
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Thinking about it, I don't think the 4.4i uses those gaskets... just a flanged compression fitting. The exhaust leak would be caused by the broken bolt.
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Red face Exhaust manifold gasket needs replacement!

Thanks for your reply brother! I just finished working under there today, however I wasn't doing any major work but perhaps I was doing alot under the car. Because I wen't there to determine how easy or difficult the job will be to replace the exhaust gaskets one on each side. And it's like you already knew how hard it would be to remove those bolts upthere, and I wish to find some good stuff as you mentioned so they can just pull out easily because I tried to knock the rest part off but they do not wanna come out easily.

Otherwise, I figured out replacing those two gaskets would not be too hard!
but unfortunately this must happened from the previous owner because I found 1 bolt missing on each side and as I look further, it doesnt seems to be there's any gasket on both side. This probably one of my biggest vacuum leak I've been having for more than a year, and the car has a poor acceleration on take-off and loud noise when pressing down accelerator.

I was finally manage by removing the two plate covers under the engine. But themmmmm that them metal plate wasn't easy at all: with holding by 6 big bolts attach with their nuts on top, making the removal much like a heavy job to do. And you have to use 2 wrench in order to remove 1 bolt. Otherwise, I found alot of crap, dust, trash upthere plus alot of missing bolts, nuts, screws and more...
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Old 04-17-2011, 07:31 PM
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Wait, you have a 3.0i? I thought you had a 4.4i because the diagrams you posted above are for the V8 engine.

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