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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-04-2017, 06:21 PM Thread Starter
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The nut that holds the exhaust clamp onto the manifold went sideways and then broke off the stud... How does one go about replacing that stud without replacing the entire manifold?

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on my 94 the bolts to the manifold are just bolts...I had them out today in fact ..my first though as I was loosening them up was I broke it..but as it turned out they were in tact...functions fine..just not studs like my other....perhaps you can release the bent one and install a bolt...just a thought if it helps....
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Nice workaround to avoid shipping costs on a new stud. Might have to grind down a purchased bolt to just the right size to avoid bottoming out in the manifold...

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had the same sh*t happen to me last spring. You have to take the manifold off. Then you can drill out the stud and extract it. There are a few different way depending on how rusted it is. Then insert new stud. I would suggest getting the correct tap just so you can clean up the threads after you get the stud out.

Brooklyn and Thorn have a good ideas. Get the right bolt and cut the head off, BAM! you have a stud. Again, run a die over it to fix the threads and use a belt sander to fine tune the length. You'll have to do something to keep it from just spinning though.
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