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Old 09-20-2010, 12:23 PM
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Cab removal

I am doing a head gasket replace and stud and.... I have decided to just go a head a remove the cab. I've found a great step by step and can post if anyone would like to see it. The only thing I am wondeing is where is the best place to lift it from? I have a big shop and a fork lift and lots of slings and straps. Thanks a head of time
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I would like to see the step by step instructions.
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I'm on the road right now. I'll be home in a few hours and will post them, they are on my laptop. Very simple and easy to follow.
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I would like to see the step by step instructions.
Would like to see them as well.
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Something I've wondered on these head gasket repair threads. Why does nobody just remove the front clip? Or is that not so easy on these trucks?
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Something I've wondered on these head gasket repair threads. Why does nobody just remove the front clip? Or is that not so easy on these trucks?
From what I can see it's not the core support and fenders, it's the leading edge of the cab. These damn engines are stuffed so far back. Pop your hood and try to measure the amount of engine or just the heads that protrude all the way back to the firewall. I can see where lifting the cab would make the stud and head gaskets allot easier.
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I have noticed that. I thought with the fenders gone you would at least have more access to the lower rear head bolts at least from the bottom. Also seems like you would have more room to maneuver when trying to get the heads back in. Of course if you're removing the cab you probably will be taking the clip off anyway. I just don't have anything around that could lift the cab off and since mine is a crew cab I'm sure it is not lightweight.

All I've owned are American vehicles and invariably Fords have the least room to work with among the big three. I've had this confirmed by friends of mine who are mechanics or body guys.
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Something I've wondered on these head gasket repair threads. Why does nobody just remove the front clip? Or is that not so easy on these trucks?
I kinda did that when i pulled my motor.

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Here is the details:

UNDER CAB

1. Drain coolant
2. Remove lower radiater hose
3. Remove 2 power steering cooler lines
4. Remove 2 tranny cooler lines
5. Unplug fog lights
6. Remove flap under radiater
7. Remove E-brake cable
8. Remove tranny shift linkage
9. Remove ground strap on frame rail under passanger side
10. Unhook ABS sensors in each front wheel well

PASSANGER SIDE OF MOTOR

1. Remove battery
2. Hot CAC tube
3. Remove 2 AC lines
4. Remove map line
5. Remove one hot wire connector for vaccuum pump and ground cable
behind battery
6. Remove ground cable behind map sensor on firewall
7. Unhook heater core supply line

DRIVER SIDE OF MOTOR

1. Remove battery
2. Remove cold CAC tube
3. Unfeed postive cable from under radiater brackets
4. Remove air intake
5. Remove radiater overflow bottle and upper hose
6. Unhook 2 lines that feed power steering fluid to master cylinder
7. Remove 2 lines from power steering resevoir
8. Remove 2 front cables from computer behind battery
9. Remove steering connection
10. There are some connections and a relay box that have to get unhooked
on the drivers side near the power steering resevoir

You also have to remove some ac hoses off top line and accumulator. You can leave the fan shroud on from what i have read also. i'll keep you posted. I'm thinking about tearing into it tonight. If not first thing in the am. If i have time I will take some pictures and post them and kind of keep a log as well.
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