1988 Chevrolet Camaro Exhaust Manifold Removal Instructions

The engine in a 1988 Chevrolet Camaro, similar to any other car engine, generates exhaust gasses from the internal combustion process, which need a way to escape the engine. Exhaust gasses are channeled through the exhaust manifolds, which are bolted to either side of the engine. These manifolds rarely need servicing, but they will need to be removed if you need to work on the cylinder head or take out the engine. Fortunately, doing this task only takes about an hour to be completed.

Tools Used: 3/8-inch ratchet, extension and sockets, Open-end wrench set

Remove Exhaust Manifold

Pop open the hood of the vehicle and let the engine cool until you can handle the exhaust manifolds freely.

Remove the wing-nut on the top of the air cleaner, using your hands. Lift the air cleaner off the top of the engine and place it safely out of the way.

Unbolt the exhaust from the exhaust manifolds, using the 3/8-inch ratchet and socket. Unbolt the heat shields from the exhaust manifolds with the 3/8-inch ratchet and socket or an open-end wrench, depending on accessibility. Unplug the wiring to the oxygen sensor.

Push away the lock tabs on the exhaust manifold bolts, using your hands. Remove the bolts holding the manifolds to the heads with an open-end wrench, or, if space allows, with the 3/8-inch ratchet and socket. Pull the manifolds away from the heads, using both hands to support the weight.

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