Replace Exhaust Manifold- Difficulty level? - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > General Jeep Discussions > General Jeep Discussion

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 10-25-2013, 12:07 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
missionmank's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Louisville
Posts: 25
Replace Exhaust Manifold- Difficulty level?

I've got a 2001 2.5 4-l. Just found out the exhaust manifold is cracked.

How difficult is it, generally, to replace this for a guy who is fairly proficient at working on vehicles?

Thanks for any opinions.

missionmank is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 10-25-2013, 01:25 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
W5KVV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: S.E. Oklahoma
Posts: 824
Not too difficult, just time consuming. You'll need the tool to take the fuel lines off the fuel rail. But that's the only special tool that I can think of. Take your time, lay everything out so you know what goes where. Label any electrical connectors in case you forget where they go, stuff like that. You might even take pictures with your phone before you start for referance.

I have to change mine as well, but I'm waiting till I get the pacesetter header.

__________________
1995 Rio Grande - 4"RC - 1/2"booms - 33's - 4:88's - 1"MML -
Belly up/302/NP435/NP208/8.8 swap about to start
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e3...g?t=1411201524
W5KVV is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 10-25-2013, 03:19 PM   #3
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
Turbostixxx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Posts: 20,034
Quote:
Originally Posted by missionmank View Post
I've got a 2001 2.5 4-l. Just found out the exhaust manifold is cracked. How difficult is it, generally, to replace this for a guy who is fairly proficient at working on vehicles? Thanks for any opinions.
simple
__________________
_______
/l
,[____],
l---L -OlllllllO-
()_) ()_)--o-)_)

1997 Wrangler SE:4" Lift; 33x11x16; Q9000 Winch
Turbostixxx is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 10-25-2013, 03:24 PM   #4
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
Turbostixxx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Posts: 20,034
Quote:
Originally Posted by W5KVV View Post
Not too difficult, just time consuming. You'll need the tool to take the fuel lines off the fuel rail. But that's the only special tool that I can think of. Take your time, lay everything out so you know what goes where. Label any electrical connectors in case you forget where they go, stuff like that. You might even take pictures with your phone before you start for referance. I have to change mine as well, but I'm waiting till I get the pacesetter header.
take the fuel lines off the fuel rail?! I've replaced my exhaust manifold twice on my 2.5L, no need to remove any fuel lines off any fuel rail... unbolt the 2 bolts off the top of the intake manifold that holds the fuel rail down, pull the fuel rail, then just set to the side, it is flexible, you will have to remove the fuel line from the bottom of the intake, but that is just holding the fuel line in place and requires no special tool or the spilling of fuel or anything, it's 2 bolts, same as the fuel rail tie down bolts, just on the bottom of the intake manifold. I personally had never done it before and one night couldn't sleep, so I tore it apart knowing I was going no where the next day. Did it it a few hours, tearing apart, but I was trying to be respectful to my neighbors since I live in a townhouse, and I also really took my time and labeled everything as it came out (idc how many times I do something, I always label) it gave me something to do (my grandfather had just passed and was also trying to keep my mind busy) next night I put it all back together when I couldn't sleep. It's extremely easy, after doing it one time, I am now confident in saying i can do the swap in 2 hours tops

If you need any help, shoot me a PM
__________________
_______
/l
,[____],
l---L -OlllllllO-
()_) ()_)--o-)_)

1997 Wrangler SE:4" Lift; 33x11x16; Q9000 Winch
Turbostixxx is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 10-25-2013, 06:01 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
missionmank's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Louisville
Posts: 25
Thanks for the help.

Where's the best place to get parts?
missionmank is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 10-26-2013, 05:38 AM   #6
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
Turbostixxx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Posts: 20,034
eBay is where I got my cast iron manifold, next time I'll probably get pacesetter headers
__________________
_______
/l
,[____],
l---L -OlllllllO-
()_) ()_)--o-)_)

1997 Wrangler SE:4" Lift; 33x11x16; Q9000 Winch
Turbostixxx is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 10-26-2013, 05:57 AM   #7
Jeeper
 
Jeeplover1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 15,544
mine cost 100.00 from local junk yard. it was a new part though. and i had a local shop do it cause its my daily driver. it was 400.00 to put it on
__________________
Im a Vet and bled for my beliefs and was willing to die for them, what have you done for yours?
Jeeplover1 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 10-27-2013, 04:33 AM   #8
Jeeper
 
W5KVV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: S.E. Oklahoma
Posts: 824
Turbostixxx, you're saying just pull the rail & injectors? I hadn't even considered doing it that way. I was going to pull it out as a complete intake.

I'm boring the intake, gasket matching, swapping injectors when I do mine, eventually.
__________________
1995 Rio Grande - 4"RC - 1/2"booms - 33's - 4:88's - 1"MML -
Belly up/302/NP435/NP208/8.8 swap about to start
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e3...g?t=1411201524
W5KVV is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 10-27-2013, 08:37 AM   #9
Jeeper
 
Jeeplover1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 15,544
There is youtube videos on this too

__________________
Im a Vet and bled for my beliefs and was willing to die for them, what have you done for yours?
Jeeplover1 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Download our Mobile App

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:22 PM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC