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Old 06-07-2015, 02:59 PM   #1
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I've Broke 5 exhaust studs off in the head
I know this has been discussed but I can't find a clear answer or guide anywhere. Can the head be pulled in the truck and are there any special tools needed? What parts/gaskets needed and what brands are recommended?

I'm looking at pulling the passenger side and absolutely do not want to disconnect AC lines. Is this possible please explain how or why? I already have the inner fender out and exhaust manifold out. Have a trip planned in a week and need to get this fixed ASAP. Thanks guys.
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If you rent a drilling template you can drill out the broken ones and not touch the head
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Get a right angle (90 degree) drill and some good drill bits, not sure how deep to go, mark the drill bit with some tape probably start at about 1/4 inch and hopefully with a good left handed drill bit, you can pull the broke stud out without any issues. I have to do this project sometimes in the future, not looking forward to the cramped up spaces. Good luck.

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Drilling... thanks but no. I'm not saying it can't be done but I won't try it...

3 of them are behind the frame/spring assembly... There's not enough room for a drill even right angle you have about 4 inches to fit a bit and the drill. Oh and you can't really see to good so drilling it dead center and keeping it straight going to be very tough. And considering I have 4 to drill... I just rather pull the head and have a machine shop do it.

Anyone on head removal?

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Well I tried both wire feed and stick welding could never get a good enough weld (really hard to access it on the truck behind the coil assembly) I ended up putting it back together with the 4 bolts and drove it to a shop and paid about $600.
Mechanic said they use a special rod Xtractalloy I think is what he said. Said it sticks better to the bolt and he was able to get the front 3 out. But had to drill the back one since it was broke bellow the surface... He also said he would have had to pull the motor if the front ones had not came out (not enough room for him to drill them)
I'm just glad it's fixed. In hind sight, I wish I would I just taken to him first cause I spent a lot of time on this for nothing and would have cost about the same since he had to R&R anyway.

It still be good to know about head removal in the future. I think for many of us at home mechanics we don't have the option of pulling the motor or cab off.
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lifting the engine would be easier then the head imo.
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