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Old 02-04-2013, 08:57 AM
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Turbo bolt striped....

Ok so I tried to fix my y-pipe but failed. The back driver side bolt for turbo is striped. Tried an easy out socket, no joy. Anyone have some helpful tips for removing that back bolt? A friend of mine told me that the only option I have is taken the cab off....
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:36 AM
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The turbo itself is mounted with 3 bolts 2 faceing the front of the truck 1 on the back side between the turbo and firewall.

Ina pinch the pedestal and turbo can be removed as 1 but it ain't that fun.
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Ya the two front bolts came out no problem, but that back one in-between the firewall and turbo os @$!&ed. How can I remove the pedestal?
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If you have a torch with a smaller cutting tip you might be able to position it to take the head off of the bolt off. I don't think you can get a plasma cutter to reach. If you drop the down-pipe you will have lots or room to work for a 6.0.
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I have heard it is possible to seperate the center housing from the turbine housing in the vehicle. Since the turbine housing is all that bolts to the pedestal it will remain in the veh and allow it and the pedestal to be removed as one.

The big marmon clamp on the turbo is all that holds the center housing together. The clamp nut should be easily accessable near the hot side outlet.

You will probably spill all the guts out of the exhaust side but that can be easily reassembled on the bench.
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happened to me a cut the head off with a small angle grinder and the heat made the bolt loosen out by itself .. guess i got lucky
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Autozone has a socket set for stripped bolts how it works is as you try to loosen the bolt the sockets edges cut into the bolt until it has enough to grip it and then it will come out happened to the bolt on my early 04 just had to hey a new bolt is all
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a mirror and a torch. don't cut it though. just heat the head of the bolt up red hot without disfiguring it completely. then, let the bolt cool right down. take your time. the expansion and then contraction of the bolt will shrink it very very slightly. just enough so that it will just about spin out by hand. that's how i've always beat them
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2 things I remember the pedestal can be removed but the rear pass. side bolt is a mother
The rear turbo bolt on some turbo's comes in verticaly from the top and some come in horisonatly from the back.

I spent an hour once trying to get my socket to fit on the edge of the flange before I discovered the bolt on that one came in from the top. Felt a little foolish I did LOL
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yea, early build have the rear bolt facing the firewall. while late have it facing down. it's always the early ones that give trouble. what i like to do is get my 6 point box end wrench on it, then get a nice long pry bar, like 3', and pry down on the wrench using the vgt solenoid housing as my fulcrum point. the key is to use the 6 point snap on wrench
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