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hey guys right exhaust manifold completely broke off at the junction where it meets the rest of the exhaust system. I was wondering if you guys think i should just get new headers or try to get a quick fix. am i better off going to a junkyard and getting an used one? if not where can i find some new ones for a reasonable price? any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Go Headers

Summit Racing has a good selection of headers for that car. That's where I got mine. What a difference.
That year and mine are famous for that exhaust side breaking. If you go headers, be very carefull when removing the dip stick tube to install the driver side.
It may break off where it goes into the block. Expecially if the car has ever seen snow. Good Luck.
 

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is there a recall for this problem?

I was reading around other threads and some people mentioned a voluntary recall for the exhaust manifold is this true? will ford replace it no cost?
 

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That's funny...

My passenger's side exhaust manifold broke from the same place. I got it welded from a friend of mine, and when I got it back on...my driver's side exhaust manifold broke as well.

I purchased my BBK shorties from LMPerformance's Mustang Parts, Camaro Parts, Corvette Parts, GTO Parts, Trans Am Parts and more. They were the site that I found my headers to be cheaper than everyone else.

I don't know about the recall, you should check up on that. It's funny how it's so common...very interesting.
 

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I was reading around other threads and some people mentioned a voluntary recall for the exhaust manifold is this true? will ford replace it no cost?

That's probably done - most of the cars are older than 5 years, and/or over 100K
 

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That's probably done - most of the cars are older than 5 years, and/or over 100K

yeah i called Ford, they told me no way and then they offered to install it for $900 or buy the manifold for $200, i told them to stick it where the sun dont shine. I already purchased a OEM exhaust manifold online and ill be installing it myself. any tips on the installation?
 

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yeah i called Ford, they told me no way and then they offered to install it for $900 or buy the manifold for $200, i told them to stick it where the sun dont shine. I already purchased a OEM exhaust manifold online and ill be installing it myself. any tips on the installation?
Which side again?

Passenger's side?

Disconnect the battery. Remove the EGR line that's connect to your manifold to the EGR valve.

The part that makes me mad is connecting the exhaust manifold to the Y Pipe, that's the B**** part.
 

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Which side again?

Passenger's side?

Disconnect the battery. Remove the EGR line that's connect to your manifold to the EGR valve.

The part that makes me mad is connecting the exhaust manifold to the Y Pipe, that's the B**** part.
na I think the other side is a little bit harder..:hihi:

have you ever done an LT install before?
 

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Freakin A/C water drips! Mine hits the manifold all the time.
 

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Psycho if you were referring that quetion to me, then no I have never installed long tube headers before.

Speaking of which, when it comes to long tube headers installation aren't you installing a whole new exhaust system? I mean, the mid-pipe has to have the right amount of length from the exhaust manifold collector to the mufflers...right? Just to put it out there.

The passenger side is easier than the driver's side. Just make sure to unbolt the dipstick properly. Or else you'll create more problems.
 

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na I think the other side is a little bit harder..:hihi:

have you ever done an LT install before?
What is your "secret"? And how's the Jmod working for you?

Any difference?:scratchchin
 

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My driver side manifold had the same problem and we took it off and were able to weld it up without any problem. I thought about buying new headers but the stock ones work great, and i hear buying aftermarket headers will actually drop hp on the v6's. It also saves some money.
 

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The funny thing about aftermarket exhaust manifolds is that you'll get the same amount of HP with stock.
 

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Ok guys so i replaced the exhaust manifold, it wasn't easy but got it done. Now i am dealing with a completely new issue. I got a ticking sound coming from that same exhaust pipe and its vibrating excessively. Someone suggested that my catalytic converter might be clogged, any suggestions as to what it might be? the cats or something wrong with the install?
 

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Did you replace the gasket? Was it a new manifold? If not it might have been warrped.
Yeah i bought a new manifold from Dorman along with the gasket.
 

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Ok guys so i replaced the exhaust manifold, it wasn't easy but got it done. Now i am dealing with a completely new issue. I got a ticking sound coming from that same exhaust pipe and its vibrating excessively. Someone suggested that my catalytic converter might be clogged, any suggestions as to what it might be? the cats or something wrong with the install?
The ticking sound may be an exahsut leak. Did you bolt on those exhaust manifolds at the right torque spec?

New gaskets, right amount of torque (manifold to block & mid pipe)...Then you shouldn't be hearing any of those ticking noises.
 

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The ticking sound may be an exahsut leak. Did you bolt on those exhaust manifolds at the right torque spec?

New gaskets, right amount of torque (manifold to block & mid pipe)...Then you shouldn't be hearing any of those ticking noises.
yeah i did, is there any chance it might be the catalytic converter?
 

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How long have you had this car?

Cats can last you for quite a while, but if you're hearing some ticking noises under the car where your cats are...then it looks like you need to replace them.

Is your Check Engine light on?
 

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I got about 72,000 miles on the car, thats why i was a bit skeptic that it might be the catalytic converter since they usually last longer. I dont have the check engine light on, should it be on if the cats are shot?
 
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