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Best way to go about fixing exhaust leak at manifold?

 
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Old 31 Dec 2017, 01:03 am
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Default Best way to go about fixing exhaust leak at manifold?

I have a 2001 stock, what is the best way to go about taking off the exhaust manifold?
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REMOVAL
1. Disconnect negative battery cable.
2. Raise vehicle on hoist.
3. Remove complete exhaust system.
4. Remove rear engine mount and transaxle bracket.

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5. Remove heat shield.
6. Disconnect oxygen sensor electrical connector.
7. Remove exhaust manifold retaining fasteners and remove exhaust manifold.
8. Remove and discard manifold gasket.

CLEANING
1. Discard gasket (if equipped) and clean all surfaces of manifold and cylinder head.

INSPECTION
1. Inspect manifold gasket surfaces for flatness with straight edge. Surface must be flat within 0.15 mm per 300 mm (0.006 in. per foot) of manifold length.
2. Inspect manifolds for cracks or distortion. Replace manifold as necessary.

INSTALLATION
1. Install new [URL=""[/URL]. DO NOT APPLY SEALER.

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2. Position exhaust manifold in place. Tighten fasteners in sequence shown, to 23 Nm (200 inch lbs.). Repeat this procedure until all fasteners are at specified torque.
3. Install exhaust manifold heat shield.
4. Connect oxygen sensor electrical connector.
5. Install rear engine mount and transaxle bracket.
6. Install exhaust system. Tighten fasteners to 28 Nm (250 inch lbs.).
7. Lower vehicle.
8. Connect negative battery cable.
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Default Re: Best way to go about fixing exhaust leak at manifold?

FWIW this is listed as a 2 hour job
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Default Re: Best way to go about fixing exhaust leak at manifold?

Most likely thr manifold is cracked. These are available aftermarket. Would advise getting one before you jump in. Good post by Rob for technical assistance.
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