96 Cobra H pipe remove

Discussion in '96-04 - 4V Specific' started by Limey, Jul 19, 2020.

  1. Limey

    Limey New Member

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    Hi Guys
    I am removing the H pipe on my '96 Cobra and I am having trouble getting a socket on the passenger side lower manifold to H pipe nut. I have removed the other 3 but I have broken a socket UJ trying to remove the last one. Is there a way of either raising the engine or dropping the sub-frame to get a straight access to the nut?
    Bruce
     
  2. 96blak54

    96blak54 Legend

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    Have you removed the starter?
     
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    Limey New Member

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    The starter is not in the way and I need to remove the H pipe to get to the top starter bolt
     
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    You get the top starter bolt out by going in from the front of the motor mount. I use a 10" and 6" extension with a 13mm shallow socket .
    As for the manifold nut, if it doesn't turn try heating it 1st then use a shallow socket with a swivel.
     
  5. lwarrior1016

    lwarrior1016 Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

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    A shallow socket is normally too short. You need a mid depth, 6 point, impact, 18mm socket. Then a good universal swivel and a long pull handle. You can get it. If not, it’ll break, and then you just start with the next phase of repair.
     
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  6. Limey

    Limey New Member

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    Thanks for your replies guys
    You have confirmed my own thoughts. I just didn't want to carry out any unnecessary strip down.