I wonder if my problem has to do with locking tabs on the exhaust manifold bolts. The Shop Manual says to bend them back before removing the bolts. I can't tell if I have them on there or not. Of they are, then they are all under where I can't see them. I think maybe I can feel one on the one bolt I've been trying to loosen but I can't get a very small screw driver to catch it to bend it back.
I got a 17/32 3/8 drive 12 point and tried it this morning. It fit on pretty well but rounded it off when I gave it some torque. I guess I should have waited to find a 6 point. I'm about to give this up or find someone who will take it on. Anyone know of a shop that would attempt it in the St. Louis area?
I am neither a fast mechanic nor a slow mechanic. I am a half-fast mechanic.