96 cobra

Discussion in '96-04 - 4V Specific' started by collinselectric5, Oct 20, 2016.

  1. DKblue98GT

    DKblue98GT Well-Known Member

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    I removed my pilot bearing with wet paper and a 1/2 drive extension. You stuff the wet paper in the hole and tap it in with the extension and a hammer. I have done it lots of times and it always works...

    As far as specialty tools, not really. You will need some long extensions and a swivel to get the upper bell housing bolts and a trans jack is a must if doing it by yourself.
     
  2. collinselectric5

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    Ok, so I guess the paper is to fill in the extra space inside of the pilot bearing? It's not in there very tight

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    Bread works too. Not ideal, but it works


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  4. collinselectric5

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    Ok, so I guess I'm making some of these simple tasks seem more difficult than they really are lol... what about replacing the bearing retainer? I can't find any vids for these cobras but I'm thinking I might replace that if it's not too difficult. Maybe that's where I'm feeling the wobble I've been getting

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  5. DKblue98GT

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    Not sure about the bearing retainer. You will know after the trans comes out. The input shaft should not have much play. Just a guess but maybe you had a bad pilot bushing.
     
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    I got my sportlines on today along with some chrome tailpipes I picked up, I was going to install my x-pipe also but I think I needed an 18mm 6 point socket for the header bolts, I only had a 12 point socket and it wouldn't grab when I was trying to break the bolt loose. [​IMG]

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    looks good. spray those bolts good with pb blaster prior to trying to take them off.
     
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    Yeah, i sprayed them pretty good twice... the socket wouldn't grab when I was putting some torque into it, I'll get a 6 point socket for next weekend. I want to get that xpipe fitted before I do the clutch to minimize muscle aches lol

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    just went thru that yesterday on my son's Mustang v6 car. took off the single and put a mac dual on it. one of the nuts started to round off, even after mutliple blasts with the pb. had to find a deep 6 point to get it off, finally did, but the nut was finished. had to get something from the hardware store since none of the many spare nuts I had would fit the thread. all day deal to get that sucker on, but finally got it. I should have charged up my impact and that mighta got it.
     
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    I need an impact, I only have my impact driver for work. Doesn't have enough torque to get some of these stubborn bolts off

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    I go tone at harbor freight. it is all right as long as it is fully charged. when not, it doesn't always have enough grunt. when I did the front hubs on mine, prior to the harbor freight purchase, I borrowed my friend's snap on impact. that thing has some serious torque to it. like 550 I think. it zipped those things off and one like it was working on a Honda!!! lol!!! you know...not much torque!
     
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    Looks good with the new springs. 6 point 18mm is a must for the exhaust on these cars.

    I have an electric I got years ago at harbor freight for $39.00.
     
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    Is that yeast, sourdough, or cornbread?
     
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    Mmmm... cornbread

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    I saw a write-up on using spark plug nonfoulers as mil eliminators, have any of u used them? If I use them I don't need a tune? I just realized this and I don't have a tuner. I used the torque pro app to clear my CEL light

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    I should also mention I didn't put the off road xpipe on yet (next week), I cleared a CEL light from P1151 and P1152 codes. I have a small oil leak from somewhere but it drips directly on my driver side upstream 02 connector. Might be that that's where the codes are coming from idk. I have new 02 sensors and I'll protect that connector till I can find where the leak is coming from.

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    never heard of using a defouler as a mil. interesting.
     
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    Yeah, I read it in the svt performance tech forum

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    The big question is do I need a tune if I use eliminators when I install the offroad xpipe, or will I get by till I can afford to buy a handheld tuner ... If it's gonna run bad I'll have to wait on the install

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