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That is going to be less than fun.Can you let the truck sit for a day or 2? PB blaster may be your only friend there.

edit : I originally thought it was between the manifold and head.

I would PB both bolts a couple times then crawl under with a long steel rod and large hammer. Useing the rod as a punch ,Put the end of the rod on the bolt heads and give a couple sharp whacks.This may mushroom the heads a little but chances are they are partially rusted away.Use an impact socket on a long extension and tap it on the bolt with the hammer.Between the PB and the shock it may loosen for you.

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we shall see, thats why im open to anyother opinion than mine
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I slip a pipe over the ratchet to give a lot more leverage and give it a solid pull to loosen them. I removed mine a couple of months ago.
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I slip a pipe over the ratchet to give a lot more leverage and give it a solid pull to loosen them. I removed mine a couple of months ago.

yours were proubly 200X easier beings yours is a 2004 and mine are stock. 11 years of heat and rust.......I tried with a ratchet and long extension and thos babies are in there.........
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I understand. Good Luck with it. I broke one stud when I removed mine. It was between the cat and exhaust, not at the manifold.
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Im still looking for a way to get them out?????? Othere than pulling the whole assembly off.......i thoughts about drilling through the Bolts..........Just like when you drill out a Rivet.
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With enough leverage either the nut will come off or the bolt will break. It's pretty difficult to get a drill or cut off wheel to all 4 nuts.
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with me having this leak where it is..............am i losing horse power since its leaking? Whe it is fixed will it sound any different since the won't be a leak?
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I don't see as you would lose power.
But the leak is near the firewall.Any openings through that could let exaust gas into the cab.

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lol i was going to tell you to take a long peice of hose and put it to your ear anfd use it to listen for a leak.. o well at least you found it..

but now onto the repair.. soak it in pb blaster a few times even dive it the hear may help it soak into the threads and then get a long rathcet braker bar.. youll either get the nut loose or break the stud. but youll get the gasket out! maybe its time to put on a nice new shinny set of headers while your there..??

just a side note exhaust leaks in front of the front 02 sensor can cause a vehicle to run poorly due to the excess 02 that may be introduced into the exhaust and read by the sensor..

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Soak it with PB or WD while its good and hot and keep adding more as it cooling down. Soak it again cold and let it sit over night. Repeat hot soak and as its cooling off. Once it cools down to where you can just touch it, try to break it loose. If it still wont budge, try tightening first to break it free.
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Yeah I put an electric impact on it, Tried a breaker bar..........didnt even scratch it. There are no threads left on the bolt btw..........I thought about headers but my pockets arent that deep.....for now any how
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