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Cab lift on incline and fuel cooler removal
So I'm in the process of replacing my EGR up pipe that was leaking. It's been one problem after another in this process. So far I got all the up pipes unbolted. To do this, I had to remove the transmission and the transfer case. With the up pipes unbolted I can't seem to remove any of them. Looking from the back of the truck, I only needed to unbolt the left most pipe (one with the leak) but it wouldn't slip out so I figured unbolting the others might free up enough room to wiggle it out. However, when I went to move the right most pipe off the studs it just bumps into the exhaust down pipe before it's able to clear the studs. I need to remove this down pipe but I'm not sure yet how to do it. I haven't really followed it to see where its bolted at.
Is there a way to make this a bit easier? I've heard of people lifting the cab a couple inches. However, my HOA made me take the truck off the side of the road in front of my house and put it in the inclined driveway. I've also heard of people removing the fuel cooler to clear up some room to be able to pull the up pipes up and out from the engine bay rather than underneath.
Not sure how dangerous and bad that would be to lift the cab a couple inches on an incline? Anyone know? Any cautions to removing the fuel cooler?