Cat to manifold studs, '03 Malibu


Old 07-29-10, 02:48 PM
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Cat to manifold studs, '03 Malibu

I need to replace the cat converter on an '03 Malibu (3.1, V-6, 110k). There are two (hard-to-get-to) studs holding the front part of the cat. pipe to the manifold. My experience is that these break and then you have a nightmare on your hands. I am so scared of these breaking that I may even take it to a shop in order to avoid the nightmare I had before. Should I be this scared about these breaking? What can I do to avoid breaking them (remember these are hard to get to). Finally, what do I do if I break them? Thanks
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Old 08-08-10, 08:12 AM
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manifold studs

Try them and if they dont come easily heat is your friend on ex parts. If they do break have a welder weld huts to them and they usually come out.

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