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Old 04-20-2009, 06:18 PM   #1
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removal of rear trackbar.

I am installing a 4 in lift and need to put the rear track bar bracket on. How the heck do i get it out after i took the bolt out on the dr side. i have ben hitting it with a hammer but it ain't budging. Do i need a bigger hammer or is there a better way. Thanks Jason.

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Old 04-20-2009, 06:48 PM   #2
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You say you took the bolt out on the driver's side, but it will fall off if that bolt isn't there. Are you sure you don't mean you took the nut off? If it's the nut you removed and the bolt is binding, try slowly jacking up the body from under the gas tank skidplate to lessen the pressure on the track bar mount and the bolt should come out.

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Or you could try taking the bolt off of the other end (frame end). It's usually easier and then you can relieve the binding.
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Yea both ways should work, definately want to try jacking the rearend up and putting on stand will help, to take the pressure off as well. Just make sure before you fully tighten that it's back on the ground with the weight of the Jeep onthe ground

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no i have the BOLT out on the d side and now the pass side snapped off. So i have no bolt in the d side and half a bolt in the pass side and this thing wont budge.
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Do you have access to air tools for treying an air chisel to get pass bolt out.
Otherwise hammer and punch should be able to knock out pass side.
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jack stand it from the frame with the wheels off the rear and use a long 3/8 extension (or similar metal rod) with a hammer to knock the bolt out. the drivers side wont come out with the pass in. wiggling the axle will help.
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Well I got it off but the bushing took a beating and has a bolt seized in it. Is the bushing pressed in or can i just drill it out and mangle it till it comes out and replace it with a two peice bushing?

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