Dodge Aspen/Volare 1976-1980 Repair Guide

Exhaust Manifold



Six-Cylinder Engine

The intake and exhaust manifolds are combined in one unit on this engine. Refer to the intake manifold removal procedure.

V8 Engines

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Fig. Fig. 1 Exhaust manifold mounting showing bolt, nut and washer locations318 and 360 cu. in. 8-cylinder engines

  1. Disconnect the exhaust manifold at the flange where it mates to the exhaust pipe.
  3. If the vehicle is equipped with air injection and/or a carburetor-heated air stove, remove them.
  5. Remove the exhaust manifold by removing the securing bolts and washers. To reach these bolts, it may be necessary to jack the engine slightly off its front mounts. When the exhaust manifold is removed, sometimes the securing studs will screw out with the nuts. If this occurs, the studs must be replaced with the aid of sealing compound on the coarse thread ends. If this is not done, water leaks may develop at the studs. To install the exhaust manifold, reverse the removal procedure. No conical washers are used on the center branch.