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Parked it yesterday until I can get the master cylinder replaced and borrowed a 2003 Laredo with the 4.slow for daily driver duty. I miss the 4.7HO...

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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

After some driving this weekend the exhaust sound changed to something louder and after starting, a loud ticking, as if a lifter is not working properly. A short examination reveiled that on the drivers side header, the upper aft bolt for the head shield is pulled out of the header and a round hole is visible, causing the noise. Can this bolt be replaced?
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After some driving this weekend the exhaust sound changed to something louder and after starting, a loud ticking, as if a lifter is not working properly. A short examination reveiled that on the drivers side header, the upper aft bolt for the head shield is pulled out of the header and a round hole is visible, causing the noise. Can this bolt be replaced?
A photo would be helpful if you can...I replaced all the header bolts on mine when I had it. Seeing what you're having issues with might jog my memory
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

I will take a picture tomorrow when time allows. But there is no problems with the bolst who hold the header in place, it is a bolt (stud?) which holds the heat shield in place.
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I will take a picture tomorrow when time allows. But there is no problems with the bolst who hold the header in place, it is a bolt (stud?) which holds the heat shield in place.
I don't know why I thought it was the same stud that serves both functions. I might be thinking of a previous Jeep, but I thought there was a stud and nut that held the header to the block, and another nut on top of that holding the heat shield in place....
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I don't know why I thought it was the same stud that serves both functions. I might be thinking of a previous Jeep, but I thought there was a stud and nut that held the header to the block, and another nut on top of that holding the heat shield in place....
Its very well possible that you are right. I had another look at it this morning, and couldnīt see any other bolt holding the header in place. Was looking for the bolts on Rockauto, but couldnīt find them there.
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

I know your situation is a little different due to location...but I got mine from the dealer when I replaced them. I paid a little more, but I was afraid with any aftermarket for something that takes this much of a beating. I will check for the part number when I get home...I'm pretty sure I have it on my home PC.
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Its very well possible that you are right. I had another look at it this morning, and couldnīt see any other bolt holding the header in place. Was looking for the bolts on Rockauto, but couldnīt find them there.
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

Ok, just got the heatshield off and the two aft studs are broken. The header itself doesnīt seem to be warped, but will have a better look at it when its of.
I was reading somewhere that the forward studs and aft studs have different lenghts, anyone who can confirm this?
Probably best to change all the studs and bolts and the gasket.
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If I remember correctly, the BOLTS are all one size and the STUDS are all one size...but, the studs and bolts are different lengths from one another. Apparently the bolt heads snapping isn't all that uncommon on these. Repeated heat cycles over the years weakens the head where it attaches to the threaded part. When it happened to me, my head wasn't warped either. The broken studs got extracted, and all the hardware on the one side was replaced, along with a new gasket. For the money, you might as well. It's no fun, but if you only do the ones that broke, chances are you'll be back under there in a few months when the other ones let loose. They are much easier to remove when the head is still attached!
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