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Cat / Exhaust Replace Need Help

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by theswarm, May 26, 2018.

  1. May 26, 2018 at 8:15 AM
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    theswarm

    theswarm [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey all.

    Replacing both Cats and New exhaust. Problem is having hard time breaking these nuts. Which are not too rusted out..

    Does anyone know. Is this a stud with just nuts and washer?

    Not sure why the star is on the bottom of it.

    Any ideas on how I can break these 3 nuts loose? 14mm

    If I can break these 3 loose, i can avoid having to mess with the rest of the exhaust and other Cat. This is the first cat coming from the headers.

    Any advice?

    I put PB blaster on it. They dont look too rusted, and tried a small impact already. About to get the breaker bar and a long extension.


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    Thanks again!
     
  2. May 26, 2018 at 8:49 AM
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    They are going to break. Knock out the stud and just put a bolt with a nut and washer. If you can't get the stud out you might have to drill them out big enough to put a bolt in there
     
  3. May 26, 2018 at 9:13 AM
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    tony2018

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    Can you unplug o2 sensor and unbolt cat and just remove it from the truck? Might help with using an impact gun to remove the nuts.
     
  4. May 26, 2018 at 10:00 AM
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    theswarm

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    GOT IT!!! Thanks guy!

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  5. May 27, 2018 at 4:22 AM
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  6. May 27, 2018 at 4:25 AM
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    What lift?
     
  7. May 27, 2018 at 4:28 AM
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    Its a Fabtech 6' drop bracket.
     
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