Exhaust manifold Flange nuts..Need a tip.

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  1. 4.6Stangrage

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    I could use a tip on removing and installing the Exhaust manifold Flange nuts on the driver side of a stock '96 4.6l. I have previously removed them but I had a difficult time with them. do you guys recommend a certain tool to help remove these nuts so I can insert a new gasket? thanks!
     
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    it would be super easy to get to them if you pulled the motor.
     
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    I have always used an 18mm 6 point shallow or mid depth socket with a good universal swivel and a 1 foot extension.
     
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    I may have to go for a mid depth socket. I used a regular craftsman swivel (universal) and It seems to not clear all too easily. I had a hell of a time getting the one of the nuts off. Looks like ill have to give it another shot.....oh yeah at this stage pulling the motor is a no go lol