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Old 11-23-2005, 19:01   #1 (permalink)
matt
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90 ford aerostar

v6 auto, 2wd,

problem-passenger side exaust manifold cracked right off(sounds like a
helicopter inside)
Q- is this as hard as it looks to replace?
Q- anything special i should remember b4 i go at it?
456
i can see where its let go just inside under the wheel well, alittle of it
anyways


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Old 11-23-2005, 20:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 90 ford aerostar

"matt" <mr_mado2k2@yahoo.com> wrote:

> v6 auto, 2wd,
>
> problem-passenger side exaust manifold cracked right off(sounds like a
> helicopter inside)
> Q- is this as hard as it looks to replace?
> Q- anything special i should remember b4 i go at it?
> 456
> i can see where its let go just inside under the wheel well, alittle
> of it anyways
>
>


4 words:

it sux to be you.

Seriously, good luck! I'm thinking even I would check to see what a shop
would charge.. and I ALMOST NEVER do that.

--
Yeh, I'm a Krusty old Geezer, putting up with my 'smartass' is the price
you pay..DEAL with it!
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Old 11-27-2005, 11:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 90 ford aerostar

ok, i know, i can do it but now the question is, should i go with headers
instead? haha jk

actually, what i want to know is what is the best way to do it?
Q--take the motor out?
Q--is it possible to actually work on one of these(the motor at manifold)
when its still in the vehicle?(even if the bolts do come off intact)

>>you know the old saying, always assume the worst and you will never be

disappointed.
>> i am assuming that the bolts will crack off at the block.


"Backyard Mechanic" <pettyfog@yaywho.com> wrote in message
news:Xns9717E76FDBF12pettyfogery@207.115.63.158...
> "matt" <mr_mado2k2@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> > v6 auto, 2wd,
> >
> > problem-passenger side exaust manifold cracked right off(sounds like a
> > helicopter inside)
> > Q- is this as hard as it looks to replace?
> > Q- anything special i should remember b4 i go at it?
> > 456
> > i can see where its let go just inside under the wheel well, alittle
> > of it anyways
> >
> >

>
> 4 words:
>
> it sux to be you.
>
> Seriously, good luck! I'm thinking even I would check to see what a shop
> would charge.. and I ALMOST NEVER do that.
>
> --
> Yeh, I'm a Krusty old Geezer, putting up with my 'smartass' is the price
> you pay..DEAL with it!



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Old 11-27-2005, 23:01   #4 (permalink)
Frank from Deeeetroit
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Re: 90 ford aerostar

Matt,

I replaced the oil pan on my 93 Aerostar with the engine in the van, had to
break the motor mounts and lift the engine up about three inches, but the
job was accomplished. Can't remember, but I believe you may have enough
room to remove the right side manifold bolts from under the van and through
the right front wheel-well.

Good luck

Frank


"matt" <mr_mado2k2@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:lGmif.629919$oW2.605896@pd7tw1no...
> ok, i know, i can do it but now the question is, should i go with headers
> instead? haha jk
>
> actually, what i want to know is what is the best way to do it?
> Q--take the motor out?
> Q--is it possible to actually work on one of these(the motor at manifold)
> when its still in the vehicle?(even if the bolts do come off intact)
>
>>>you know the old saying, always assume the worst and you will never be

> disappointed.
>>> i am assuming that the bolts will crack off at the block.

>
> "Backyard Mechanic" <pettyfog@yaywho.com> wrote in message
> news:Xns9717E76FDBF12pettyfogery@207.115.63.158...
>> "matt" <mr_mado2k2@yahoo.com> wrote:
>>
>> > v6 auto, 2wd,
>> >
>> > problem-passenger side exaust manifold cracked right off(sounds like a
>> > helicopter inside)
>> > Q- is this as hard as it looks to replace?
>> > Q- anything special i should remember b4 i go at it?
>> > 456
>> > i can see where its let go just inside under the wheel well, alittle
>> > of it anyways
>> >
>> >

>>
>> 4 words:
>>
>> it sux to be you.
>>
>> Seriously, good luck! I'm thinking even I would check to see what a shop
>> would charge.. and I ALMOST NEVER do that.
>>
>> --
>> Yeh, I'm a Krusty old Geezer, putting up with my 'smartass' is the price
>> you pay..DEAL with it!

>
>



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