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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-20-2017, 07:25 PM Thread Starter
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Exhaust stud problems

So I've got the Mrs' Hemi Commander on stands, 205k miles, have put new filters in the trans and a transgo shift kit. New plugs and coils are in for a random misfire issue. Diff is out for bushing replacements and when it goes back in so does new sway bar bushings and links. So while the diff is out I tackled the broken exhaust studs. After the chore of removing the heat shields, I found out one stud on the driver side is broke off flush with the head. My question is, how have you went about fixing the stud? A friend suggested pulling the motor mounts, lifting and moving the motor over as far as it will go and drilling with a right angle drill. Seems doable, but prone to problems. My grandfather suggested pulling the motor. I've thought about pulling the heads and replacing lifters while I'm at it but it's aggravating putting this much money into a car I just bought.


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Weld a nut to it and wrench it out.
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Weld a nut to it and wrench it out.
This. Easiest way there is.
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I just got mine back from the shop. I had the exhaust manifold gaskets replaced and had my front diff bushings done at the same time.
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I just got mine back from the shop. I had the exhaust manifold gaskets replaced and had my front diff bushings done at the same time.
that is great news.. how much did it cost and what part of the world are you in my friend??

been needing to get both done.. as I have those clunk noises
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I live in Chilliwack BC. Costed me $1600 to replace both exhaust manifold gaskets which included 8 seized and broken stud removal. That price also included the bushing replacement. My mechanic said the old ones were some of the worst bushings he has seen. Glad I got it done. Now I can start saving $$ for an OME HD lift.
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Weld a nut to it and wrench it out.
Finally got around to doing this last night and worked like a charm after getting my welder settings right. I'm now in the process reassembly. Thanks for the tip.


The new bushings are being stubborn to install so off to the search engine I go.


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I live in Chilliwack BC. Costed me $1600 to replace both exhaust manifold gaskets which included 8 seized and broken stud removal. That price also included the bushing replacement. My mechanic said the old ones were some of the worst bushings he has seen. Glad I got it done. Now I can start saving $$ for an OME HD lift.

yeah .. that is about what i was quoted here in louisville ky...

did you go with the oem headers? or took the chance to upgrade?

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Finally got around to doing this last night and worked like a charm after getting my welder settings right. I'm now in the process reassembly. Thanks for the tip.


The new bushings are being stubborn to install so off to the search engine I go.


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keep us posted good sir.. on the progress..
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OE gaskets and studs. The headers were fine.
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