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having serious problems removing the turbo out of my '97 F-350.

what is the procedure for removing the turbo out of my obs truck? it's so close to the firewall that it gives me no space to unbolt anything behind the turbo. i was also looking to remove the down pipe from the truck but cant. i've unbolted it already but cannot seem to be able to remove it. i read in a magazine that the trans had to be jacked half an inch and the brace unbolted. is this true? please help a frustrated board member out. thanks.
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Not sure what to tell ya but good luck with it. Free bump anyway

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A good shot of Liquid Wrench, or my favorite, outboard W-3 oil. They could have done a much better job if they had moved a number of the bolts around the turbo less than
1/4". I had to take a bolt off of the cold side of the turbo just to get the angle on the extention. I really like my new wabble extention, it makes the job a lot easier. A 10 mill wrench is great for the bolts under the pedestal. After the turbo has been off once, it gets much easier.
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i haven't done it myself, but the mechanics at work unbolt it, and then just fight with it to get it out. I've never seen them have to anything major to get it out, but they do cuss alot when they've got to pull a turbo. My 95 looks like a bear to get out, but it looks relatively straightforward. Haven't heard about the tranny thing......good luck!

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Had to remove mine to install the Banks Pack. Did a lot of cussing at it. Had to use a 1/4 inch ratchet, a universal and a
10mm socket and wrench. Can't get to all of them with Socket. Then you have to use wrench. Make sure you soak the bolts good with lube. If the lube doesn't work for you, use a propane torch and heat them up to help break them loose. If you have the stock down pipe in still, I would just cut it in half with saw-zaw and get your self a new 2 piece down pipe. Help your performance. It makes it a little easier with getting to the bolts on turbo! Good luck!
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