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In this video I show you how to remove 4 broken exhaust manifold bolts in this 2010 Ram with a 5.7 hemi with out a drill.
Wanna see the manifold installation? Here is the link to that : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-giGgE13Ss

49 thoughts on “Removing broken exhaust manifold bolts – hemi dodge ram”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars EverForward116th says:

    Why doesnt the nut weld to the block also????? Does the block sink the heat so it doesn't get hot enough? I'd love to understand how this works. I'd wind up welding the nut to the block and nothing to the broke bolt. Nice work!

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars joeyf504327 says:

    you've gotta be kidding me… I've spent two days trying this and it just wont work. Must be a ford thing…

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars beatleme2 says:

    So, on manifold bolts, always heat the bolts with a torch before taking them off, is a good idea – love the whole vid…i hate working on exhaust bolts, esp …but got 3 i gotta get out so not to warp the new manifold and blow out another gasket every 3- 6 mths of use.. Working on a ford inline 6 for me… with a new carb that the float wasn't adjusted right, doesn't mix with an exhaust leak – talk about anxiety, sheesh

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars speedymatt says:

    Also manifolds usually warp check on straight edge

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars speedymatt says:

    Just weld a little booger let it cool a second till you pile up enough to get vice grips on it sometimes takes me 2 or three trys but works i did probably 100 of them

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Len Raskin says:

    Hi Eric, thank you for this video. Will the same technique work if the bolts were stainless steel? Thanks!

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sheldon Watt says:

    Awesome…I'm sure my Ram guy knows how to do this…I hope…or I will send him to this vid…thanks!

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars SoulSerrated says:

    legend.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars RobScott says:

    GOT IT! Not a mechanic or a welder I rented a wire feed welder and was able to get the one on driver side at the firewall on my "Chevrolet" 6.0 with iron heads took 4 tries. Two others broken were sticking out and I used different methods for those

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bryce Adams says:

    Where did you hook your ground clamp when welding on the bolt in the head?

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dakota Goodman says:

    Can engine oil leak out of your exhaust manifold?

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sidney Coyle says:

    Thank you so much for making this video. I was dreading fixing my truck because I have the same broken manifold bolts. This is going to save me so much time!

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars William Donald says:

    Appreciate the video. Did you use argon with the MiG. And was it 25/75?

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bill Evans says:

    I just did passenger side on my 5.7. I got lucky only 1 stud broke and I had enough to back it out with pliers. I think you have to catch the leak early to avoid more bolt breaking off

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars mike heath says:

    Thank you so much this was a life saver so to speak my 4.7 thanks you as well alot fewer swear words were used

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars steven mickles says:

    Thanks for this man!!!!!! I just finished the same repair in the exact same spots on the exact same truck!!!! Very thankful for this video.. $750 repair that’s a good day!!

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars hillbilly says:

    I am going to remember that!!

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Farris says:

    where did you ground the MIG ?

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ed Molt says:

    been working to FCA since 2001, started back when Dahmler owned them

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ed Molt says:

    I use a wire welder, but forgo the nuts. I use a small pair of vice grips and just grab the little knob I weld on the end of the bolt. I can't seem to get the nut to weld to the bolt.

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Randy Meyer says:

    Hey Eric…Did you inform the customer of what the problem was, before you proceeded?

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars CAR MAC 1 says:

    What year was that truck .I got a 2016 ram .5.7 .I'm wondering when it will happen .I hope not . thanks . great job 👍🇨🇦

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kapostatus Gaming says:

    Thanks for the help. I had to purchase a welder to remove mine in the same exact locations yours broke off. Watching this video over multiple times gave me the courage to get it done.

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chris Scot says:

    There used to be larger bolts that didn’t break but for some reason engineers had to screw that up.

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Byron Richards says:

    Hi SMA how much would the total charge for this work be?

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars OIFVET2X says:

    Dammit, you used a method I can’t do.

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars F0urTw3nt33 says:

    Ok so I've had a ram for quite a while now. I can't remember when it didn't tick on startup due to the same broken bolts you have. How necessary are those damn heat shields? The ones that hold them in are always the bolts that break. The regular 10's everywhere else don't break under normal usage of the truck. I had a lifter fail so my heads are out anyways. I am replacing the exhaust manifold bolts right now but I'm damn tempted to extract those broken bolts, throw the heat shields in the trash, wrap the headers in some kind of heat wrap and put all regular 10mm size bolts back in. Bad idea?

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jake T says:

    Having this problem right now on my 2015 2500. I noticed the ticking noise today and have been noticing excessive fuel consumption. Needless to say I will not be doing this job myself lol

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Andrew Macdonald says:

    Wish I had a MiG welder on-hand for just such an occasion. Looks easier than trying to drill through the center of the stud and risk breaking off the screw extractor or the drill bit. If the stud isn't under any compression and lots of penetrating oil applied, should be easy to remove otherwise.

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Clark Transport says:

    Very common problem with the hemi. Aluminum head, cast iron manifold, and steel bolts all expanding and contracting at different rates. I wonder if replacing the manifold with steel headers would help.

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Curtis Houseman says:

    Things just over a decade old and already both manifolds leaking. Nice work Mopar. I'm in the same mess myself without a shop

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars badeldorado says:

    auto makers declared war on 3/8 bolts shear genius

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars blue03r6 says:

    luckily dodge didn't tighten these studs that much. not sure why they sheer off like they do but they're usually easy to get out.

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Steve Walker says:

    I wanted more content! So I've come back to some of your older videos. These are real gems! Really enjoying them.

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars damon sturgill says:

    good one

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Born Free says:

    Good job man, almost like Scotty would do lol,
    I see others use a peice of copper tube to protect threads for recessed bolts and weld inside it to stud then a nut on that to extract,
    I give you a 5 star
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tracy Enlow says:

    Great video, as the original owner of an 09 Ram 1500 Hemi, I have lifetime powertrain warranty. My exhaust bolts have been replaced FOUR times, about every 40K miles. I have 202K now, past due, 50K on this set…….

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Aaron Norsworthy says:

    Wow that was GENIUS!!! Thank you so much

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars varanidguy says:

    Dude, I just watched your recent videos last night. Today I turned this one on. Do you age? lol

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Adam J W-M says:

    I loved my two Dodge Ram diesels but my gas Rams have had a lot of problems.

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars dsneox07 says:

    How many labor hours do you charge for this? Reason being is that I do this the same way and not every job turns out this way as stubborn broken bolts do not EVER come out that easy. You end up drilling and retapping the threads in the cyl head or using inserts after drilling. Or I use an angle pencil reamer with 1/8th "in" bits and bore them out then recap. Mitchell on demand quotes 2.3 hours per side and no additional hours for bolt extraction. Bullshit

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ricky brincefield says:

    what did you use steel wire or aluminum wire to weld the 8mm bolts on? awesome video, very helpful and informative

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Evan Tharp says:

    Where did you ground it

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hola! David Blood says:

    Excellent technique and content. Thank you!