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Some quick bolt help please.

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by jamesA, May 19, 2007.

  1. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    So I decided to rip apart my bumper and insert my grille. Then I decided to do my header.

    The flange that connects the manifold to the cat has a 12mm nut on one side and a 14mm bolt on the other with springs, I imagine it's to torque it down enough to push the header/mani all the way in.

    But what I don't understand is WHICH side I should be loosening from? If I do the 12 mm the 14 spins with it, and same with the 14 mm. Should I loosen the nut?

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    Header into flange with the 12 mm nuts;
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    From under them; 12 mm nut is on the left side;
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    As she's sittin now;
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    :ph34r: See, I'm not afraid to work on it. Just didn't have a place until now.
     
  2. get_nick

    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    just put a 12 and 14 on it. hold the 14 still and remove the 12 nut and the bolt will slide out.
     
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  3. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    ah, yep. I threw some wd40 on there... i can't get jack shit for turning leverage right now.
     
  4. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    I gave up. lol Went to autozone and got a filter clean and renew kit, went to my parents and took a shower then went to get some food. This shall be continued tomorrow.
     
  5. YBLEGAL

    YBLEGAL Regular Member w/ Cheese

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    tisk, you should go back to AutoZone and pick up a new set of those screws & springs, since they're so badly rusted. They are sold together in one package, dont look at the spinning rack of nuts n bolts, go find the "special parts" section. i think it's in one of those "Oops" red boxes or w/e lol.

    ya i'm probably a retard, but when i jack my car up, i put the jack stands under the frame. Where do you have those, on the lower control arms?
     
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