Thread: Removing Exhaust Clamp - Help
01-31-2008, 08:26 PM #1
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Removing Exhaust Clamp - Help
2003 GTX SC -- removing SC for rebuild... can'd get the damned clamp off that compresses the joint between the exhaust manifold and exhaust pipe
- took off the nut and attempted to spread it open
- tried penetrating lube -- no luck
- tried heating -- no luck
- tried beating with hammer and wood block before and after lube/heating -- no luck
- tried beating the lower seat where the bolt bottom piece is seated -- no luck
Anyone know how to get this thing off short of cutting it off? The dremel is ready...
I understand that you move the nut far enough to drop the bottom out of the bottom part of the clamp and the bolt piece comes out... got that -- read the posted instructions in the help section -- just can't get the damned threaded piece to move through the housing...
01-31-2008, 08:30 PM #2
It takes a lot of struggling but it will finally come out, i had to pry it out a bit for it to loose grip on the mounting surface....when suddenly it gaved up and unlocked from the place...pain in the ass to remove it...
01-31-2008, 09:23 PM #3
I had the same problem. mine was the threads had sealed or gotten stuck in the T clamp housing. I just used a small flat head punch with rubber mallet and eventually it broke loose. I used some wd-40 and maybe some brake cleaner. It will take some time bu it will break loose. I first thougt is was the clamp no opening but if notice it will move some and after you get it off you will see what I mean.
I assume it is from the fact that it has never been removed and it just seals up some what.
I would not ruin it as if you do, I magine it would have to be ordered and probalbly not a normal use part.
Last edited by skoepp; 01-31-2008 at 09:37 PM.
01-31-2008, 09:30 PM #4
Just pry on it with a flat head punch like skoepp stated or a flat head screw driver. Most likely its a combo of corrosion and from being on there for a long time. It will come off don't cut it. Also try to avoid stripping any of the threads on the bolt.
01-31-2008, 09:52 PM #5
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Thanks all -- I'll be persistent
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