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Canít Remove Up-Pipe

I canít get this dang driver side up pipe out. I removed the motor mount bolts on the driver side, removed trans mount nuts, and the engine wonít budge an inch! Iím really confused about whatís going on here. How do I jack up this darn engine on the driver side? Iíve tried a jack under the balancer, oil pan, trans pan, bell housing, and it wants to lift the entire truck! I removed the two large nuts right in the center. Are there others?

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I have the down pipe out, turbo out, pass up pipe out, and turbo manifold out. Just stuck on that driver up pipe.

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Re: Canít Remove Up-Pipe

Put jack under cab mount bolt.

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I canít get this dang driver side up pipe out. I removed the motor mount bolts on the driver side, removed trans mount nuts, and the engine wonít budge an inch! Iím really confused about whatís going on here. How do I jack up this darn engine on the driver side? Iíve tried a jack under the balancer, oil pan, trans pan, bell housing, and it wants to lift the entire truck! I removed the two large nuts right in the center. Are there others?
Its been awhile since I did my 97 but I know I did not have to remove trans bolts,motor mount bolts,jacking. With some finagling it came out[cant remember out the top or down under]. But it took getting just the right twist to it.
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Man ive tried for 3 hours, my neighbor, city fleet mechanic, tried for 45 mins. There just isnt enough room between the firewall and the exhaust manifold. If i could lift the engine 1" then i could slide it out. I cant get the engine to lift! One I get it out, im gonna use a portapower wedge to open up some space in there.

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Man ive tried for 3 hours, my neighbor, city fleet mechanic, tried for 45 mins. There just isnt enough room between the firewall and the exhaust manifold. If i could lift the engine 1" then i could slide it out. I cant get the engine to lift! One I get it out, im gonna use a portapower wedge to open up some space in there.
Just curious did you try coming out the top? I know some instructions say out the bottom but for some reason I believe I went underneath and twisted it and it came out the top.
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The flange that bolts to the manifold is too thick to squeeze between the back of the head and the firewall. Its just stupid....everything else else came apart in 2 hours! Its like my engine sits too far back or something. I just need to raise the engine a little. Maybe both motor mounts have to be loose?

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The flange that bolts to the manifold is too thick to squeeze between the back of the head and the firewall. Its just stupid....everything else else came apart in 2 hours! Its like my engine sits too far back or something. I just need to raise the engine a little. Maybe both motor mounts have to be loose?
If your not reusing them this is what one person did. I ended up getting it out with some help and a second set of eyes. Used a die grinder to cut some of the bottom flange off and was able to finally get it to drop out. Certainly not the way to do it if one wanted to save or reuse it. And I was able to snake my new bellowed up pipe for the driver side down from the top even though directions say come up from the bottom. Took some finagling with 2 people but the new one went in a lot easier than the old one coming out going from the top down.
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Im installing bellowed up pipes and a KCTP38R turbo. I tried the sawzall but bent up 3 blades and couldnít cut the backside. Iíll try again tomorrow. How do I jack the engine up? Am I missing something?

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I think you might have better luck loosening the cab mounts and jacking up the cab to gain the clearance you desire. Don't forget to loosen the fender or core support bolts if you go that way. Fender can be off in few minutes

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