2001 Honda Civic



November, 12, 2009 AT 7:05 PM

Engine Performance problem
2001 Honda Civic 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 76,000 miles

I recently discovered that I have a crack on my exhaust manifold. The dealership wants $1000 to replace it but if possible I would rather do it myself. I can get a new exhaust manifold no problem. Can anyone tell me how I can replace it myself? I've read on various websites that its basically removes some bolts, replace some gaskets. This sounds a bit too easy so hopefully someone has some advice for me.

1 Answer



November, 12, 2009 AT 7:20 PM

The main challenge would be rusty bolts
and you may need a set of torches
other than that should be an easy forward

Remove exhaust manifold shroud. Disconnect exhaust pipe from exhaust manifold. Disconnect oxygen sensor electrical connector. Remove exhaust manifold bracket. Remove manifold nuts and manifold.
Clean gasket surfaces. DO NOT reuse 8-mm self-locking exhaust manifold nuts or 10-mm self-locking exhaust pipe flange nuts. Install exhaust manifold, using NEW gasket and NEW self-locking nuts. Starting with inner nuts, tighten intake manifold nuts to specification in 3 stages using a crisscross pattern

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