How to Replace an Exhaust Manifold Gasket

Below guide will teach you How to Replace an Exhaust Manifold Gasket. Please follow the instructions carefully.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Combination Wrench Set
  • Scraper
  • Socket and Ratchet Set
  • 3/8 in. Drive Torque Wrench
  • Exhaust Manifold Gasket
  • Penetrating Oil

Estimated Costs:

  • DIY Costs: Est. $27.41 parts only
  • Shop Costs: Est. $219.19 parts and labor


  • Secure the vehicle on a flat surface. Let the engine cool down.
  • Prop the engine hood up and look for the exhaust manifold.
  • Detach the exhaust pipe and other braces or tubing attached to the manifold.
  • Unfasten the bolts holding the exhaust manifold. Take the exhaust manifold out.
  • Wipe off any dust or debris from the mounting surfaces. Make sure that the remaining components of the old gaskets are also removed properly.
  • Position the new exhaust manifold gasket on the mounting surface properly.
  • Reattach the exhaust manifold and secure it with bolts.
  • Reattach the exhaust pipe and other braces or tubing.
  • Turn the engine on and make sure that there is no leak in exhaust manifold.

Tips & Warning

  • Always use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to prevent injuries while working on your vehicle such as safety goggles, latex gloves, and closed toe shoes.

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