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Old 09-29-2012, 09:53 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by dmax View Post
I'll brb with the diagram, but if I'm right it's a replaceable stud...which many have had some wrestling matches with...and which although is a $20 bolt or something stupid like that, many have found cheaper alternatives.

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#5, 6 (gasket) and 7 is what you need. Confirm on your car by entering your vin, but I'm sure it's the same.

You'll see only the nut listed if you search exhaust only.

The problem is that #6 there is a hex head, which mine do not have. Mine are flat heads with a notch that prevents them from spinning. It's also not clear where that hex bolt is supposed to go by looking at that diagram. I searched by vin and I get the same diagram. Maybe I'll just take a BFH to it and see if I can get it to pop out despite the rust. If so I can try to thread and length match it.
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