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Old 04-20-2013, 05:01 PM   #1
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Rear trac bar removal

Ok guys my dad and I are trying to put a lift kit on his 98 Sahara and we can't get he trac bar frame bolt out. It's loose but we just can't get he bolt out. Any suggestions. Thanks in advance

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Old 04-20-2013, 05:03 PM   #2
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if it was like mine which was the "star" style, I ended up cutting off the head and then had to hammer out the nut and the remainder of the bolt. It was NOT fun! Had to do this for the front and rear

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Old 04-20-2013, 05:05 PM   #3
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Ya this is not a star it's just a 15mm bolt
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Old 04-20-2013, 05:06 PM   #4
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Check does it still have the stock nut on the back?
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Old 04-20-2013, 05:08 PM   #5
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The weird thing is its all loose but we just can't seem to get it to pull out I didn't know if there was some special truck you all use. I'm a cj guy and have no clue about these new ones
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Is the nut off the back? Is it already on jack stands or on the ground?
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Ya it still is the stock nut. We kept it on the end of the bolt and are trying to hit it the a hammer
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Old 04-20-2013, 05:10 PM   #8
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We have it on jack stands
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Old 04-20-2013, 05:10 PM   #9
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On some of my bolts, they won't pull out. I to keep cranking on it with the socket wrench until it was completely out. I had to put a couple in the same way.
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Old 04-20-2013, 05:12 PM   #10
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It might be easier to take it out with it on the ground. Probably not what you wanted to hear.
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Old 04-20-2013, 05:14 PM   #11
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sounds like your bolt is rusted in there. Spray lots of lubricant in there and try to screw it out. You may have to push from the back of the head while you rotate it
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Old 04-20-2013, 07:09 PM   #12
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Screw it. No, really. Just screw it the rest of the way out.

You'll have even more fun trying to put the bolt back in though.
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Old 04-20-2013, 07:47 PM   #13
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You could use a ratchet strap to move the axle relative to the frame to get the track bar bushing to straighten up the bolt if it is crooked. I had the same problem last weekend, and once I used the strap to pull the axle over, it slid right out. Had to do the se thing on the front track bar also.
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Old 04-20-2013, 08:35 PM   #14
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Plus one for screwing it out with a ratchet that's what I had to do with mine
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Old 04-20-2013, 08:37 PM   #15
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Thanks guys we finally got it out now we got a lower control arm nut giving us hell. Rusted up and not moving.
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Thanks guys we finally got it out now we got a lower control arm nut giving us hell. Rusted up and not moving.
Get some PB Blaster and spray it down really good. Let it set for about 10 minutes. Spray it down again. Get a 24 to 30 inch metal pipe will slide over the handle of your wrench to use as a breaker bar. The added leverage makes it easier to get unstuck. The pipe was a real lifesaver for me.

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