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Old 03-10-2010, 10:12 AM   #1
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Help needed broken bolt

So i was replacing my stock shocks with some skyjackers and the front ones went on just fine. But as i tried to remove the rear shocks, I broke a bolt. From what i understand this is pretty common with tj rear shocks. What should I do at this point? Attempt to knock out the old bolt and the nut using a punch and hammer or should i drill it out and re tap it? Also there is almost no room to get at the bolts, should I drop the gas tank to make more room? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Punch it out and use a nut and bolt.

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Old 03-10-2010, 10:15 AM   #3
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ok thx, the nut is welded on, will it be hard to break it loose?
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Old 03-10-2010, 10:18 AM   #5
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damn! lol alright well thank you
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Old 03-10-2010, 10:19 AM   #6
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If you have access to air tools, use an air chisel, it will make life easier.

I had to do that when I first installed my lift.

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Old 03-10-2010, 10:22 AM   #7
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unfortunately no air tools, i did my entire budget boost install with nothing but two socket wrenches and a pry bar haha

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