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Old 05-04-2019, 07:35 PM   #14
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Exhaust Manifold Stuck

We have a 2005 ZX4 SES 2.0 Duratec with a broken flex pipe. It has a mani-cat with the exhaust manifold, catalytic converter, and flex all 1 piece. I have everything disconnect and the assembly is loose but I can't figure out how to pull it up and out from under the hood. Doesn't seem like there is enough room/clearance. I have not removed AC lines or heater hoses. Do I need to remove motor mounts to loose/move the motor to make room to pull this up and out? What am I missing?

ANSWER: I set out this morning and removed both driver and passenger side upper motor mounts. That gave me just enough movement. I let the manifold lower back towards the firewall and then I was able to pull the manifold heat shield off. Once that was out of the way the mani-cat lifted right out.

Last edited by Fordfool; 05-05-2019 at 05:19 PM. Reason: Answered own question
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