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Old 09-15-2013, 11:38 AM   #1
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Question i need help with getting front dana30 axle off

today i was going to change my 2001 jeep wrangler sport front axle assmebly i had the jeep jack up wheel off brakes /roters ect. i was getting to take off the control arm end that bolts on the axle and the bolts does not want to come out. i got the lower control arm nut off the bolt. but the bolt does not want to come out. it look like it rusted in the little round metal peace inside the control arm bushing. and the upper control arm is almost the same it just spins i can see a little metal in the other side that spinning am i suppose to take off that little piece for i can put a wranch.
someone pleace help

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Old 09-15-2013, 11:55 AM   #2
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The suspension is pushing on the control arms and thus their mounting bolts when the TJ is sitting on the or when the axles are drooping like when the TJ is being supported by frame stands. Lift the axle up a tad with a floor jack to remove the tension on the control arm bolts & they should come out fairly easily.

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Old 09-15-2013, 12:01 PM   #3
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The suspension is pushing on the control arms and thus their mounting bolts when the TJ is sitting on the or when the axles are drooping like when the TJ is being supported by frame stands. Lift the axle up a tad with a floor jack to remove the tension on the control arm bolts & they should come out fairly easily.
i did that and it still stuck i think the me rust in the bushing
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Finesse is the key to getting the axle properly positioned up or down just enough so the control arm bolts will come out.
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Finesse is the key to getting the axle properly positioned up or down just enough so the control arm bolts will come out.
ok ill try to play with it see what happens
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