- My model of MX-5 is: __2005 nc
- I’m based near: __newark on trent
- I’m looking for technical help or recommendations on: __
Hi could anyone help with any tips for the above I’ve got all the fixings out but I’m struggling getting the manifold to clear the studs because of the steering column - I’m having to do the job on my own as I have covid so ant assistance would be appreciated (I’ve not took the lower heat shield off yet - is this required)
If I drop the lower fixing for the steering column off will this help
Have you removed the 2 nuts holding the cat to the engine block? It has a bracket you can only see from underneath.
I removed the 2 sensors before trying to lift out the manifold. They can be accessed through the wheel arch.
If so then brute force worked - as that’s what I did.
Removed the shields I could remove
Undid all the manifold nuts
Undid the 2 sensors in the downpipe
Undid the 2 nuts holding the cat the the bracket that connects to the block
Undid the 2 nuts that hold the downpipe to the middle pipe
Then brute force to pull off the studs then lift up.
Yes got those 2 bolts off on the bottom (what an effort that was)
Just going to a have brew then I’ll take the sensors off
Cheers for the advice
Cup of tea and a double dose of BF - just in time to watch the mighty red and white wizards
It was the lower sensor that was fouling on the steering column
Really appreciate the tips