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Old 06-04-2014, 01:40 PM   #1
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How to uninstall disconnects?

Hi, so I bought the JKS Quicker Disconnects, the adjustable ones and installed them about 6 months ago. Now they are all rusted out, the bolts are loose and I want to reinstall the stock ones again. How can I get them off? They are so rusted on it makes it impossible to turn them, even after about a quarter can of PBlaster on all of them. Any suggestions?

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Old 06-04-2014, 01:49 PM   #2
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They rusted? Glad I went with the Teraflex smooth bottom bolts with the Teraflex 2" leveling kit I installed, to make them quick disconnects.

I'm guessing a big ass breaker bar.

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Old 06-04-2014, 01:51 PM   #3
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Thanks but the breaker bar isn't the issue. I use a really large one but keep breaking the things I stick in the holes to keep the other side from turning.
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Old 06-04-2014, 02:34 PM   #4
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Just to be sure I knew which ones you had, I did a google. If you can pull the link off, leaving just the large pins (if you will), I'd try a large pipe wrench to hold the pins while you break the nut loose. Another option might be a "nut splitter"

Universal C-Frame Nut Splitter at National Tool Warehouse

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Old 06-04-2014, 02:52 PM   #5
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Just to be sure I knew which ones you had, I did a google. If you can pull the link off, leaving just the large pins (if you will), I'd try a large pipe wrench to hold the pins while you break the nut loose. Another option might be a "nut splitter" Universal C-Frame Nut Splitter at National Tool Warehouse John
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It sounds like you are talking about the pins that are attached to the axle. If I remember right they use a locking nut on it as well. If you are not able to prevent the pin from rotating you can either cut and grind them off.

OR try to find a pair of vice grips and a piece of steel that will just fit in the hole. Put the piece of steel in the hole of the pin and try to get the vice grips to grap around the pin using the steel as a stop and let that bind on the axle and wrench away at it.

If it were me I would just take a cutting wheel and cut them off though

Edit: that nut splitter would be very effective.

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