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Old 07-23-2012, 09:11 PM
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Hey guys, newbie here. I'm the guy who's been reading and reading threads for months now, but has only now decided to join the discussion. I've definitely learned a lot from reading on this forum already, but I'm having a hell of a time with one specific thing that I can't find anywhere else.

I have an '07 F350 6.0 PSD. I'm doing a cat delete on the stock pipe. Now I'm really stuck with removing the original cat. All bolts and clamps are disconnected already, but the "slide in" part (the side closest to the muffler) is stuck. Beyond belief. I can't even make it budge. The front of the cat (closest to the downpipe) is fully disconnected and has room to move. But like I said, the other side is impossibly stuck. I have no clue how to get it off.

Please help me here. I want to have this all done in the next 24 hours.
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:29 PM
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Got any wd 40 or on blaster or any lube spray it take small piece of wood lay against it and beat wood with hammer it will come out just got beat it like it owes u money

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Sometime I take a grinder and cut little lines in the out pipe should make it let go


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Got any wd 40 or on blaster or any lube spray it take small piece of wood lay against it and beat wood with hammer it will come out just got beat it like it owes u money
Well I covered it in lube and rust spray a few times now. Some last night. And once again this morning before I left for work (where I am now). Which way does this wood get placed? Just lay it flat against the stuck part and hit it perpendicular to the direction I need the cat to slide out? Or do I lay the wood some other way?

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Sometime I take a grinder and cut little lines in the out pipe should make it let go
So you cut lines in the outpipe? Which is the pipe that will stay functional in the truck after the delete pipe is installed? Won't the lines in it hurt its functionality once I have the cat delete hooked up to it? I'm new at this, so I really don't know. Just trying to think of all the possible outcomes lol.
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You jus gotta hold the muffler still and put the piece off wood on the back of the cat and pound it out with a hammer


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I used a rubber hammer to beat on mine. It was tough to get out.
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You jus gotta hold the muffler still and put the piece off wood on the back of the cat and pound it out with a hammer
I'll give it a try when I'm home. I'm still new to working on my own vehicle, so I'll see what happens. I hope I can smash/wrestle the thing out of there tonight. I'll have about 4-5 hours tonight to try to finish the whole job.
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I used a rubber hammer to beat on mine. It was tough to get out.
So you just hit it directly at the connection? Just banged on the side of it until it loosened up?
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So you just hit it directly at the connection? Just banged on the side of it until it loosened up?
Tap on it at the connection to break it loose. Beat on the cat itself in the direction opposite the muffler to get it out. It's a glancing blow because the cat is angled on the ends but that's the way it is. I recall mine was a real [female dog].
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Tap on it at the connection to break it loose. Beat on the cat itself in the direction opposite the muffler to get it out. It's a glancing blow because the cat is angled on the ends but that's the way it is. I recall mine was a real [female dog].
Ah alright. I'll give that a try tonight. I was worried about denting/damaging the cat if I hammer it too hard, just in case I ever need it again. I'll try hitting it harder. Hope this works! I'll post back when I get some progress lol.
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