Hemi 5.7L head removal - AUSJEEPOFFROAD.COM Jeep News Australia and New Zealand


Go Back   AUSJEEPOFFROAD.COM Jeep News Australia and New Zealand > JEEP GARAGE > XH Commander and WH Grand Cherokee


Portal Register Forums Trading Your Jeep New Garage Mark All Read

Post New Thread  Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 4 Weeks Ago
brad.jones  brad.jones is offline
I just registered
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 8
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default Hemi 5.7L head removal

Need to replace broken exhaust manifold bolts, fairly common problem it would seem.

Anyway I was sort of thinking the easiest way to go would be to just remove the heads and pull the exhaust manifolds with them. There is bugger all room to get at the exhaust manifolds. It's either this or remove the entire engine as I see it. Unless your some kind of octopus.

Got as far as taking the intake manifold and the drivers side rocker cover off but buggered if I can work out how to get a socket on to the 2 rear most, exhaust side, head bolts. The brake booster and steering column are kinda in the way.

And even if I could manage to get at them with a flexidrive of some sort and manage to undo them, I really don't like the idea of using anything but a solid drive to torque the bolts back up when it comes to putting the head back on.

Seen plenty of videos of people removing the heads in situ on other cars, Charger/Challengers, etc... but none of anyone working on their Jeep.

Has anyone here managed to do it? If so any tips would be appreciated. Or is it an engine out job?
  #2  
Old 4 Weeks Ago
brad.jones  brad.jones is offline
I just registered
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 8
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Actually never mind, think I just need to grab myself a deep socket.

Normal socket is too short, normal socket with extension is too long but a spark plug socket works (from a length perspective) perfectly.

Been a long day with not enough beer clearly
Sponsored Posts
  #3  
Old 4 Weeks Ago
Windex's Avatar
Windex  Windex is offline
Full Flexer
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Sydney
Posts: 970
What Jeep do I drive?: XJ
Likes: 3
Liked 60 Times in 41 Posts
Default

I assume that this is in relation to the the head bolts??? I've got the manifolds to fix myself and thought it'd be fiddly but not impossible but have yet to try and it's damn tight in there
  #4  
Old 4 Weeks Ago
brad.jones  brad.jones is offline
I just registered
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 8
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Yes I was initially concerned that I couldn't get a socket and wrench attached to the head bolts closest to the firewall. Especially on the exhaust side.

I got myself a deep 15mm socket and this worked but I still had to loosen the cover where the steering column goes through the firewall so I could squeeze the wrench into place.

If you could remove the steering column cover altogether it would make life a hell of a lot easier but that would also require removing the brake booster assembly.

Anyway the head is off now. Next I'll pull the passenger side head (yes both of my exhaust manifolds need to done) which I think should be much easier.

Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk
Sponsored Posts
Post New Thread  Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


» Advertisements_AS2


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3



All times are GMT +10. The time now is 01:35 AM.




AJOR does not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. The messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of AJOR or any entity associated with AJOR, nor should any advice be substituted as technical advice replacing that of a mechanic. You agree, through your use of this service, that you will not use AJOR to post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, religious, political or otherwise violative of any law. You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or by AJOR. The owner, administrators and moderators of AJOR reserve the right to delete any message or members for any or no reason whatsoever. You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless AJOR, the administrators, moderators, and their agents with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s). The use of profile signatures to intentionally mislead or misdirect any member on this forum is not acceptable and may result in your account being suspended. Any trip that is organised through the AJOR forum is participated at your own risk. If you or your vehicle is damaged it is your responsibility, not that of the person that posted the thread, message or topic initiating the trip, nor the organisers of AJOR or moderators of any specific forum. This forum and associated website is the property of AJOR.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

AJOR 2002 - 2019 AUSJEEPOFFROAD.COM. All corporate trademarked names and logos are property of their respective owners. Ausjeepoffroad is in no way associated with DaimlerChrysler Corporation or Fiat Jeep.
www.ausjeep.com www.ausjeep.com.au www.midlifemate.com ausjeepforum.com Jeep Wrangler JL Australia release
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=