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Old 12-13-2013, 10:01 PM   #1
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Need help removing the cat plz!!!

Okay, so my cat has been messed up for a short period of time and have yet to tackle it.... Till now. Jacked up the SVT and managed to remove the 3 bolts for the manifold to cat... But how do I remove the other 2 bolts on the opposite side?? I have no way of getting a tool up there to remove it. Any help would be greatly appreciated. And Thx. And by the way, I have an 03 SVTF 5 door:)


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Old 12-14-2013, 06:27 PM   #2
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take a really long extension and stick it in before that cross member. ive done this way to many times now lol
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Old 12-14-2013, 08:37 PM   #3
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Thx for the reply. How long of an extension would make it easier?
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Old 12-14-2013, 08:46 PM   #4
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It took me a week to get my rusted bolts off. After heat, PB blaster, repeat 20 times, electric impact wrench, I finally had to get the bolt-ez outs from Sears.
I am going to have them bronzed as my prize.
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Old 12-15-2013, 02:30 PM   #5
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Haha! I'm still waiting for my CFM ORP to come in the mail then imma try my best to install it
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Old 12-15-2013, 03:10 PM   #6
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You'll need around 18" worth of extensions. Then it's rather easy to get to the bolts. I was surprised at how easy the bolts loosened up on mine, usually every bolt on the underside is an epic battle for me. Maybe because they're high up and surrounded by shielding they don't get much salt exposure.
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When you install, make sure you use anti-seize!!
Hopefully KY won't be rusted like MI salt infested winters!
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Just a thought, consider pulling the header off while your at it and then just cut the bolts off the cat. While you have it off you can wrap it too.
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Old 12-16-2013, 12:08 AM   #9
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I haven't had the SVT too long. Had it since July. It has 185xxx on it so the miles are up there. So there's been plenty of time for rust to build up
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If you can get heat to them, touch some canning wax to them. Should back right off.
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